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Jaco Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.7 °C

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Friday, 14 December 2018, 01:39 Local time
ThuFriday 14
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 0
NE 5
N 5
N 5
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Jaco Beach in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for - Rips / undertow.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gully's, 6 km from Jaco Beach.

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Jaco Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP7461, 56 km from Jaco Beach.

light winds from the SW

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Air temperature
27.6 °C

Current weather near Jaco Beach

Overall Jaco Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Jaco Beach is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Jaco Beach is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica is 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Jaco Beach and is 150 km (93 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Jaco Beach, Golfo de Nicoya. Use the tab navigation above to view Jaco Beach sea temperature, Jaco Beach photographs, Jaco Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Jaco Beach webcams, current wind from Golfo de Nicoya live weather stations and Jaco Beach 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 Jaco Beach.