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Rio Tulin ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Rio Tulin Surf Guide

Rio Tulin in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed river break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the river break both left and right. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips and crocodiles.

Rio Tulin Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rio Tulin:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rio Tulin with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 65% of the time in December while 35% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rio Tulin Location Map

Interactive Rio Tulin 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 Tulin is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rio Tulin is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Rio Tulin Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 23:10 Local Time
ThuFriday 26
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 12 12 12 15
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
NNE 10
Wind State glass glass off off

Swell History at Rio Tulin

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

Wind History at Rio Tulin

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

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