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Pavones break guidePhoto by: Mateo

Pavones Surf Guide

Pavones in Golfo Dulce is a sheltered point break that has unreliable waves The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest.The break here is a left hand point. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Pavones Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pavones:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pavones occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Pavones (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Pavones with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in July while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 86% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pavones Location Map

Interactive Pavones surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Pavones is Coto 47 Airport (OTR) in Costa Rica, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pavones is Golfito Airport (GLF), also in Costa Rica, 27 km (17 miles) away.

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Pavones Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 8 December 2022, 01:19 Local Time
Thursday 08
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 11 11 12
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Pavones

Surf stats for Pavones, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Pavones

Wind stats for Pavones, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Pavones. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    19km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    19km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pavones: