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Rio Claro ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Rio Claro Surf Guide

Rio Claro in Golfo Dulce is an exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds blow from the north. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include urchins, rocks and sharks.

Rio Claro Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rio Claro:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Rio Claro with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 75% of the time in May while 25% 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
75%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
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 Rio Claro Location Map

Interactive Rio Claro 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 Rio Claro is Golfito Airport (GLF) in Costa Rica, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rio Claro is Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ), also in Costa Rica, 56 km (35 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Rio Claro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 02:14 Local Time
Tuesday 09
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 5
NNW 0
WNW 10
SSW
Wind State cross-
off
glass glass on

Swell History at Rio Claro

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

Wind History at Rio Claro

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

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    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    35km away

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