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

Overall: 3.2

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Roca Alta Surf Guide

Roca Alta in Limon is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. There is a right hand reef break. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips,jellyfish and coral.

Roca Alta Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Roca Alta:

The best conditions reported for surf at Roca Alta occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Roca Alta with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 83% of the time in February while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
83%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
16%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Roca Alta Location Map

Interactive Roca Alta 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 Roca Alta is Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Roca Alta is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX) in Panama, 85 km (53 miles) away.

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Roca Alta Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 07:53 Local Time
Saturday 27
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 2.5
ENE
2.5
ENE
2.5
ENE
3.0
ENE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
ESE 15
E 10
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Roca Alta

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

Wind History at Roca Alta

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

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    • Icon  s33.0
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s11.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away

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