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Zancudo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.6

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Zancudo Surf Forecast / Golfo Dulce / Costa Rica

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 12 May 2021 CST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Zancudo surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Zancudo sea temperature is 29.4 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.0 max: 29.9 min: 28.0 °C)
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Zancudo surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Zancudo sea temperature is 29.4 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.0 max: 29.9 min: 28.0 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Golfo Dulce

  1. weather stationWind Update Onshore wind has changed to cross-on at Zancudo (light winds from the SSW at David/Enrique Malek International Airport 79 km from Zancudo).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Zancudo this week:

The surf forecast for Zancudo over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Zancudo in the next 12 days are 1.4m 19s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Wed 12th May)2.5ft (0.8m) 15s
Best Surf 3PM (Mon 17th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 19s
Most Powerful 3PM (Mon 17th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 19s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Zancudo over the next 12 days.

Updates in  hr  min  s Update imminent
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
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
322222333233333344433334445444443333
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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
T honduras.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
S
1.4
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
S
1.5
S
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
S
1.1
S
161514191917171717161816161615191918171616161621191918181716161616151515
424288280201203221423433433385589518457441402627129612731048929749620644105014971670206518311487120411751016860693636530
0
NNE
5
SSW
5
NE
5
SE
10
WSW
5
NNW
0
W
5
SSW
0
NW
0
E
5
SSW
5
NE
0
SSE
5
W
5
N
5
SSE
10
SW
5
N
5
ESE
10
SSW
5
N
5
SSE
5
SW
5
N
0
W
10
SW
5
NNW
5
W
10
WSW
5
NNW
5
WSW
10
WSW
5
NNW
0
WSW
10
SW
5
NW
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on
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on
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3:16PM
2.88
3:45AM
2.72
3:50PM
2.86
4:21AM
2.69
4:26PM
2.81
4:57AM
2.63
5:01PM
2.73
5:35AM
2.55
5:38PM
2.62
6:15AM
2.46
6:18PM
2.51
6:59AM
2.39
7:05PM
2.41
7:50AM
2.36
8:00PM
2.33
8:49AM
2.39
9:06PM
2.30
9:51AM
2.49
10:16PM
2.35
10:52AM
2.65
11:22PM
2.47
11:49AM
2.84
12:22AM
2.64
9:08AM
0.54
9:34PM
0.30
9:44AM
0.55
10:09PM
0.32
10:19AM
0.60
10:45PM
0.37
10:55AM
0.67
11:21PM
0.46
11:33AM
0.76
11:59PM
0.55
12:13PM
0.86
12:41AM
0.65
12:59PM
0.94
1:28AM
0.73
1:56PM
0.98
2:22AM
0.77
3:01PM
0.95
3:24AM
0.77
4:10PM
0.84
4:27AM
0.71
5:15PM
0.65
5:28AM
0.60
6:13PM
0.42

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Zancudo blow from the NE

Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
some cloudsrisk thund- derrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrsrisk thund- dersome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- derclearrain shwrsrisk thund- dersome clouds
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292926292825292825292825262725282825292826292925292825292926292926302926
282725282625282624282624262624272624282724282724282624282725282725282725
292926292825292825292825262725282825292826292925292825292926292926302926
5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--5:11--5:11--5:11--5:11--
-5:43--5:43--5:44--5:44--5:44--5:44--5:44--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 34mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Wed morning, min 24°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 29mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Sat morning, min 24°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 28mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Tue morning, min 24°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Warm (max 30°C on Sun morning, min 25°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Zancudo Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Zancudo provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Zancudo can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Zancudo 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 (Zancudo) 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 Zancudo 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 Zancudo, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Golfo Dulce, consider staying in Golfito which is 14 km (9 miles) away. Other places in and around Golfo Dulce where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Puerto Armuelles which is 39 km (24 miles) away, La Concepcion, Pedregal and David.