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Quepos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.9
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.6

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Quepos Surf Guide

Quepos in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Quepos Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
29.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Quepos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Quepos occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Quepos with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 68% of the time in November while 31% 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
68%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
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 Quepos Location Map

Interactive Quepos 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 Quepos is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Quepos is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Quepos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 08:45 Local Time
Saturday 15
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.3
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 15
SSE 10
S 5
SE
Wind State cross-
on
on on glass

Swell History at Quepos

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

Wind History at Quepos

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

Quepos Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 7 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.6
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.9
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s22.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.4
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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William Kyle from United States
“Hi again.......There are no rip tides at Quepos surf break....none.... The rip tides are at Manuel Antonio beach, about 3 miles away............... The break is next to the jetty ..........there are no rights,...........but that does not matter ....because, when there is a swell..... the wave holds up for over 100 yards.......LEFT ONLY breaking away from the jetty. The whole bottom is sandy, around the break and beyond. No sharks around here. I do boogy boarding, and have the spot to myself lot of the time. After the peak breaks......and the left is forming........you get your ride, another inside wave forms that is good for long boards. water is warm, 84 no need for wetsuit here. Mostly school kids in water once in a while, on boogy boards....ps...don't tell anybody....they are better than me. Bill.”

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    Reliability: very consistent
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