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

Overall: 3.2

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Playa Gigante Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.9 °C

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Saturday, 18 November 2017, 13:47 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.5
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Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 10
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Wind State cross-
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Playa Gigante in Tola Province is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer.. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Nicaragua wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Playa Colorado, 2 km from Playa Gigante.

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Playa Gigante Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rivas Airport, 24 km from Playa Gigante.

light winds from the NE

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Air temperature
29 °C

Current weather near Playa Gigante

Overall Playa Gigante Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Gigante:

  • Closest city location
    14 mi
  • Second closest city location
    34 mi
  • Third closest city location
    35 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    38 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    40 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Gigante is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, which is 85 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Gigante is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Nosara Airport (NOB), also in Costa Rica, 163 km (101 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Gigante, Tola Province. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Gigante sea temperature, Playa Gigante photographs, Playa Gigante detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Gigante webcams, current wind from Tola Province live weather stations and Playa Gigante 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 Gigante.