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Pavones ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 5.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.7

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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:

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:

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Pavones sea temperature, Pavones photographs, Pavones detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pavones webcams, current wind from Golfo Dulce live weather stations and Pavones tide predictions. The Costa Rica swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Costa Rica and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Costa Rica wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Pavones

Pavones Surf:

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 22:06 Local time
ThuFriday 10
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 12 12 12 7
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 10
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Tide Times:

For Cabo Blanco, 8 km from Pavones.

IS AT (local time)

Pavones Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At David-Enrique Malek International Airport, 77 km from Pavones.

light winds from the SE

Nearby precipitation but not falling at station
Air temperature
27.0 °C

Current weather near Pavones

Overall Pavones Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Pavones: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Pavones: see the variation in direction and stength by month. photo


Photo credit: Mateo

Pavones photo


Photo credit: Arthur

Pavones photo


Photo credit: danielwebber82

Pavones Location Maps

Pavones Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Golfo Dulce surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Pavones

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pavones:

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Wave buoys nearest to Pavones:

Tide stations nearest to Pavones:

  • Closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto Armuelles
    21 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    47 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    78 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay
    86 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Enrique Malek International (David) Airport (DAV) in Panama is 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX), also in Panama is the fifth nearest airport to Pavones and is 132 km (82 miles) away.
Pavones break location map and break info