uk es it fr pt nl
Surf Break Rating

Rate Raps


Surf Report Feed
Icon reef  red
Reef
Icon  s0
Raps location mapGet alerts  temp

Raps Surf Forecast / Guanacaste / Costa Rica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Monday 01 Mar 2021 CST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Raps surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Raps sea temperature is 28.0 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 27.3 max: 29.3 min: 24.8 °C)
Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Raps surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Raps sea temperature is 28.0 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 27.3 max: 29.3 min: 24.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Guanacaste

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Raps (calm at Tierras Morenas 99 km from Raps). 0.7m 14 s period swell from SW with an additional 0.5m 8 s period swell from S , plus 0.6m 5 s period wind swell from NNE

    Raps
Expand
<
>
View all


Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Raps this week:

The surf forecast for Raps over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Raps in the next 7 days are 0.9m 14s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Mar 05) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 6s period and expected on Monday (Mar 08) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Tue 2nd Mar)2ft (0.6m) 14s
Best Surf 3AM (Thu 4th Mar)2.5ft (0.7m) 15s
Most Powerful12AM (Fri 5th Mar)3ft (0.9m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Raps over the next 7 days.

Updates in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
20220122332222120100100
T honduras.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
S
0.5
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.9
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
SW
0.3
SSW
0.4
SSW
1414141313101515151415141414141313131212121515
167153151113844511634431836714828813612312114242787774474371
15
ENE
30
ENE
15
E
20
ENE
25
ENE
5
SE
20
ENE
25
NE
15
E
20
ENE
20
ENE
15
SW
10
E
15
NE
15
SW
20
ENE
25
ENE
5
SSE
25
ENE
25
NE
20
NE
20
NE
15
NE
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
4:43AM
2.54
5:08PM
2.70
5:28AM
2.49
5:53PM
2.68
6:16AM
2.40
6:41PM
2.60
7:08AM
2.27
7:33PM
2.47
8:05AM
2.13
8:33PM
2.33
9:11AM
2.01
9:40PM
2.21
10:25AM
1.95
10:54PM
2.15
10:37PM
0.06
10:52AM
0.00
11:22PM
0.05
11:36AM
0.04
12:10AM
0.09
12:22PM
0.14
1:01AM
0.19
1:13PM
0.28
1:57AM
0.32
2:10PM
0.43
3:00AM
0.44
3:16PM
0.56
4:11AM
0.52
4:31PM
0.64
5:24AM
0.53

Note: the tide data above is for Junquillal which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Raps.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Raps blow from the E

Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
-----------------------
2631312632312631312630282630292531312531332623
2429292329282328292328272127262128282227302323
2631312632312631312630282630292531312531332623
-5:56--5:56--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:52---
--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:53--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Wed morning, min 23°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Mon afternoon, min 21°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

FREE! Surf-Forecast.com widget for your website

The surf report / weather widget below is available to embed on third party websites free of charge and provides a summary of our Raps surf forecast. Simply grab the html code snippet that we provide and paste it into your own site. You can choose your preferred language and metric/imperial units for the surf forecast feed to suit users of your site. Click here to get the code.


Information about the Raps Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Raps provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Raps can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Raps surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Raps) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Raps may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Raps is 39 km (24 miles) from Nicoya. If you plan a holiday in Guanacaste, look for hotels and other accommodation in Nicoya. Nicoya has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.