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Playa Colorado

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Playa Colorado

Photo credit: Enrique lopez

Mundial Master 2012, Enrique Lopez, Playa Colorado photo

Playa Colorado

Photo credit: Enrique lopez

Mundial Master 2012, Enrique Lopez, Playa Colorado photo

Playa Colorado

Photo credit: Enrique lopez

Type: river

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.2 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 22:55 Local time
MonTuesday 22
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 11 11 15 15
Wind (km/h) 45
ENE 45
ENE 50
ENE 45
Wind State off off off off

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Playa Colorado in Tola Province is an exposed river break that has very consistent waves Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the river are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of - Private beach.

Nicaragua wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Playa Colorado Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Managua/Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, 83 km from Playa Colorado.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
25 °C

Current weather near Playa Colorado

Overall Playa Colorado Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Colorado:

  • Closest city location
    15 mi
  • Second closest city location
    32 mi
  • Third closest city location
    33 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    37 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    39 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Colorado is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, which is 83 km (52 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Colorado is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Nosara Airport (NOB), also in Costa Rica, 165 km (102 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Colorado, Tola Province. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Colorado sea temperature, Playa Colorado photographs, Playa Colorado detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Colorado webcams, current wind from Tola Province live weather stations and Playa Colorado tide predictions. The Nicaragua swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Nicaragua and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Nicaragua wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Playa Colorado.