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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 Forecast / Golfo Dulce / Costa Rica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 CST
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Rio Claro surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rio Claro sea temperature is 29.5 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 29.4 max: 30.3 min: 28.5 °C)
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Rio Claro surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rio Claro sea temperature is 29.5 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 29.4 max: 30.3 min: 28.5 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Golfo Dulce

  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 128 km away suggest it is still onshore at Rio Claro (light winds from the S at David/Enrique Malek International Airport). no significant swell

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rio Claro this week:

The surf forecast for Rio Claro over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 24) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 19s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rio Claro in the next 7 days are 0.9m 13s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 24) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Wed 24th Feb)3ft (0.9m) 13s
Best Surf 9PM (Wed 24th Feb)2.5ft (0.8m) 13s
Most Powerful 3PM (Wed 24th Feb)3ft (0.9m) 13s

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

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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
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wed
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
32331221221121222211221
T honduras.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
S
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SW
0.6
S
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
1313131212121514141418131616161515141014141414
3173072122081951451261631561431248213316616014814210080134113108104
5
ENE
10
SW
5
NNW
0
S
15
W
5
NW
5
WNW
15
W
5
NW
5
SW
10
WSW
5
NW
5
N
15
SSW
5
N
0
SSE
10
SW
0
NW
0
W
10
WSW
5
NNW
5
E
10
SSW
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasson
12:54PM
2.26
1:03AM
2.51
1:41PM
2.46
1:51AM
2.67
2:24PM
2.68
2:35AM
2.83
3:04PM
2.89
3:18AM
2.95
3:45PM
3.06
4:01AM
3.02
4:26PM
3.17
4:44AM
3.03
5:08PM
3.20
5:29AM
2.97
5:52PM
3.15
6:52PM
0.86
7:27AM
0.56
7:42PM
0.67
8:10AM
0.37
8:28PM
0.47
8:50AM
0.21
9:11PM
0.29
9:31AM
0.08
9:54PM
0.14
10:11AM
0.01
10:38PM
0.06
10:53AM
0.01
11:22PM
0.05
11:36AM
0.09

Note: the tide data above is for Drakes Bay which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Rio Claro.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Rio Claro blow from the N

Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wed
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearclear
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2828262828262828262828272928272928272828262928
2727242727252827252828262827252728252828252727
2828262828262828262828272928272928272828262928
5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:47--5:47--5:46-
-5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Wed morning, min 24°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sun morning, min 25°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Rio Claro Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Rio Claro provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Rio Claro can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Rio Claro 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 (Rio Claro) 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 Rio Claro 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Golfo Dulce? If you are looking for accommodation near Rio Claro, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Golfo Dulce, consider staying in Golfito which is 51 km (32 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Puerto Armuelles which is 82 km (51 miles) away