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Puerto Caldera – El Hoyo Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica)

Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo Surf Guide

Puerto Caldera in Golfo de Nicoya is a sheltered reef/Jetty break that has quite consistent surf . Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A left hand reef. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips,boats,pollution etc.

Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo Spot Info

Icon reef  redReef/jettyIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in June while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 94% 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 Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo Location Map

Interactive Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo 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 Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP), also in Costa Rica, 83 km (52 miles) away.

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Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 June 2022, 08:22 Local Time
Sunday 26
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 14 14 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo

Surf stats for Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo

Wind stats for Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo, 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 Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: very consistent
    6km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Puerto Caldera - El Hoyo: