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Islita Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.0 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 15:40 Local time
Wednesday 23Thu
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
S 5
WNW 10
N 10
Wind State on glass off cross-

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Islita in Guanacaste is an exposed beach break that has very reliable surf The best wind direction is from the north. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks, especially east to the stick in the water.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Camaronal, 5 km from Islita.

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Islita Tide Times and Tide Chart

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At samara Nicoya wx, 14 km from Islita.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
31.6 °C

Current weather near Islita

Overall Islita Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Islita is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Islita is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica, 84 km (52 miles) away.
  • Third is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica is 147 km (91 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Islita and is 235 km (146 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Islita, Guanacaste. Use the tab navigation above to view Islita sea temperature, Islita photographs, Islita detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Islita webcams, current wind from Guanacaste live weather stations and Islita 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 Islita.