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Salsa Brava break guidePhoto by: wharas

Salsa Brava Surf Guide

Salsa Brava in Limon is an exposed reef break that usually has waves The best wind direction is from the south. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. A right hand reef break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of rips,rocks,.

Salsa Brava Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Salsa Brava:

The best conditions reported for surf at Salsa Brava occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Salsa Brava with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 58% of the time in April while 41% 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.
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 Salsa Brava Location Map

Interactive Salsa Brava 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 Salsa Brava is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX) in Panama, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Salsa Brava is Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica, 44 km (27 miles) away.

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Salsa Brava Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 13:46 Local Time
Wednesday 22Thu
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 9 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Salsa Brava

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

Wind History at Salsa Brava

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Salsa Brava. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Salsa Brava: