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Portete ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Portete Surf Guide

Portete in Limon is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the south southwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. A right hand reef break. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rips,jellyfish and coral.

Portete Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Portete:

The best conditions reported for surf at Portete occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Portete with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 83% of the time in February while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
83%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
16%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Portete Location Map

Interactive Portete 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 Portete is Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Portete is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX) in Panama, 87 km (54 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Portete Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 00:59 Local Time
Wednesday 14
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 1.0
ENE
1.1
NE
1.2
NE
1.2
NE
Period (s) 8 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
SW 5
NNE 10
NE
Wind State glass glass glass on

Swell History at Portete

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

Wind History at Portete

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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