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Playa Grande ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.7

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Playa Grande Spot ID

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Playa Grande

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Playa Grande

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Playa Grande

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Playa Grande

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.2 °C

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 12:05 Local time
Tuesday 25
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 10
E 5
N 10
W 10
Wind State off glass on cross-

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Playa Grande in Guanacaste is an exposed beach break that is often working Offshore winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of .

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Diria, 2 km from Playa Grande.

IS AT (local time)

Playa Grande Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Liberia/Tomas Guardia Airport, 44 km from Playa Grande.

moderate winds from the SE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
30 °C

Current weather near Playa Grande

Overall Playa Grande Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Grande:

  • Closest city location
    35 mi
  • Second closest city location
    65 mi
  • Third closest city location
    73 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Rivas (Nicaragua)
    76 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    76 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Grande is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Grande is Nosara Airport (NOB), also in Costa Rica, 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 183 km (114 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Grande, Guanacaste. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Grande sea temperature, Playa Grande photographs, Playa Grande detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Grande webcams, current wind from Guanacaste live weather stations and Playa Grande 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 Grande.