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Marbella Spot ID

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.1 °C

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Thursday, 19 April 2018, 08:05 Local time
Thursday 19
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 15
SW 10
Wind State off cross-

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Marbella in Guanacaste is an exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights as well as left and right hand reef breaks. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

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Live Weather:

At Liberia-Daniel Oduber International Airport, 63 km from Marbella.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
23.7 °C

Current weather near Marbella

Overall Marbella Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Marbella is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Marbella is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica, 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 171 km (106 miles) away.
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica is 193 km (120 miles) away.
  • Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua is the fifth nearest airport to Marbella and is 234 km (145 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Marbella, Guanacaste. Use the tab navigation above to view Marbella sea temperature, Marbella photographs, Marbella detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Marbella webcams, current wind from Guanacaste live weather stations and Marbella 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 Marbella.