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El Estero ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.8

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El Estero Spot ID

El Estero De Tamarindo photo

El Estero

Photo credit: Costa Rica Surf Club

El Estero De Tamarindo photo

El Estero

Photo credit: Costa Rica Surf Club

El Estero De Tamarindo photo

El Estero

Photo credit: Costa Rica Surf Club

Type: river

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.1 °C

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Saturday, 20 October 2018, 19:43 Local time
Saturday 20Sun
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 14 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 10
ENE 10
ENE 10
Wind State glass cross-

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El Estero in Guanacaste is an exposed river break that has consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. The river break favours right handers. Best around mid tide. Often Crowded. Watch out for sharks.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Diria, 1 km from El Estero.

IS AT (local time)

El Estero Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Liberia/Tomas Guardia Airport, 44 km from El Estero.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
25 °C

Current weather near El Estero

Overall El Estero Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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El Estero Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to El Estero:

  • Closest city location
    35 mi
  • Second closest city location
    65 mi
  • Third closest city location
    72 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    76 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Rivas (Nicaragua)
    76 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to El Estero is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Estero is Nosara Airport (NOB), also in Costa Rica, 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 183 km (114 miles) away.
El Estero break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Estero, Guanacaste. Use the tab navigation above to view El Estero sea temperature, El Estero photographs, El Estero detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Estero webcams, current wind from Guanacaste live weather stations and El Estero tide predictions. The Costa Rica swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Costa Rica 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 Costa Rica 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 El Estero.