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Punta Burica ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.2

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Punta Burica Surf Guide

Punta Burica in Golfo Dulce is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rocks,jellyfish,sea-lice.

Punta Burica Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta Burica:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Punta Burica with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 61% of the time in January while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
61%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Punta Burica Location Map

Interactive Punta Burica 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 Punta Burica is Coto 47 Airport (OTR) in Costa Rica, 63 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Punta Burica is Enrique Malek International (David) Airport (DAV) in Panama, 65 km (40 miles) away.

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Punta Burica Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 13:26 Local Time
Sunday 16
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.4
SW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
SSE 15
SSW 5
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross-
on
glass

Swell History at Punta Burica

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

Wind History at Punta Burica

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

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