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Raps Surf Guide

Raps in Guanacaste is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded. Beware of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Sharks.

Raps Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Raps:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Raps with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 78% of the time in July while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
78%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Raps Location Map

Interactive Raps 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 Raps is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Raps is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica, 57 km (35 miles) away.

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Raps Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 19:26 Local Time
SatSunday 28
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 25
ENE 20
NE 20
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Raps

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

Wind History at Raps

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

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