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Playa El Rey water temperature
Playa El Rey ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Playa El Rey Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica)

Today's Playa El Rey sea temperature is 29.5 °C.

Statistics for 16 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 28.5 °C, range: 27.4 °C to 29.3 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(29 °C) too at Playa El Rey, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

Costa Rica Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Costa Rica
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Costa Rica Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Costa Rica
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Playa El Rey. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Playa El Rey Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Playa El Rey sea temperatures peak in the range 28 to 31°C (82 to 88°F) on around the 28th of March and are at their minimum on about the 29th of October, in the range 26 to 29°C (79 to 84°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Playa El Rey mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Playa El Rey can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Playa El Rey. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.