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

Overall: 2.8

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Playa Escondida Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica)

Playa Escondida Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.6 °C

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Sunday, 21 October 2018, 06:30 Local time
Sunday 21
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 17 17 17 16
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
NE 5
SSE 15
Wind State off off glass cross-

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Playa Escondida in Golfo de Nicoya is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. A popular wave that can get growded. Watch out for rocks and private access.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Agujas, 8 km from Playa Escondida.

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Playa Escondida Tide Times and Tide Chart

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At Punta Leona Garabito wx, 7 km from Playa Escondida.


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Air temperature
24.7 °C

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Overall Playa Escondida Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Escondida is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 64 km (40 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Escondida is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP), also in Costa Rica, 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica is 141 km (88 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Playa Escondida and is 154 km (96 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Escondida, Golfo de Nicoya. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Escondida sea temperature, Playa Escondida photographs, Playa Escondida detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Escondida webcams, current wind from Golfo de Nicoya live weather stations and Playa Escondida 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 Playa Escondida.