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Playa El Yanqui ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0
Accommodation: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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Playa El Yanqui Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.2 °C

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Monday, 10 December 2018, 22:05 Local time
MonTuesday 11
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 40
ENE 45
NE 45
Wind State off off off off

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Playa El Yanqui in Rivas Province is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf Ideal winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and rocks.

Nicaragua wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For El Coco, 2 km from Playa El Yanqui.

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Playa El Yanqui Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Liberia/Tomas Guardia Airport, 69 km from Playa El Yanqui.

light winds from the NE.(Wind varies from 010 to 070 degs)

Air temperature
27 °C

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Overall Playa El Yanqui Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa El Yanqui:

  • Closest city location
    19 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Liberia (Costa Rica)
    45 mi
  • Third closest city location
    San Jose (Costa Rica)
    48 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    53 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    54 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa El Yanqui is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, which is 70 km (43 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa El Yanqui is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 134 km (83 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa El Yanqui, Rivas Province. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa El Yanqui sea temperature, Playa El Yanqui photographs, Playa El Yanqui detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa El Yanqui webcams, current wind from Rivas Province live weather stations and Playa El Yanqui tide predictions. The Nicaragua swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua 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 Playa El Yanqui.