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right wave.., La-China photo


Photo credit: OSCAR CANDRAY

WAVE RIGHT, La-China photo


Photo credit: OSCAR CANDRAY

Type: breakwater

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.1 °C

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Sunday, 18 November 2018, 21:33 Local time
SunMonday 19
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
NE 5
NE 5
Wind State glass off glass glass

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La-China in Golfo de Nicoya is a fairly exposed breakwater break that only works once in a while The best wind direction is from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The breakwater breaks favour lefts and there is a left hand point break as well. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Hazards include rips and polluition.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Chacarita, 5 km from La-China.

IS AT (local time)

La-China Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Juan Santamaria Airport, 58 km from La-China.

light winds from the ENE.(Wind varies from 020 to 090 degs)

Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near La-China

Overall La-China Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

The graph shows the variation of swells directed at La-China over a normal November, ba... (show all text)

The rose diagram illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from differ... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single La-China surf consistency graph.

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La-China Location Map

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This is the Surf-Forecast page for La-China, Golfo de Nicoya. Use the tab navigation above to view La-China sea temperature, La-China photographs, La-China detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, La-China webcams, current wind from Golfo de Nicoya live weather stations and La-China 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 La-China.