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Playa Hermosa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Playa Hermosa Spot ID


Playa Hermosa


Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.1 °C

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Sunday, 23 October 2016, 17:51 Local time
Sunday 23Mon
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 15
ENE 15
ENE 25
Wind State off cross-
off off

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Playa Hermosa in Rivas Province is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf Works best in offshore winds 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. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Nicaragua wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For El Coco, 4 km from Playa Hermosa.

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Playa Hermosa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At lightning 41km E of Bocana de Paiwas, 201 km from Playa Hermosa.

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Overall Playa Hermosa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Hermosa:

  • Closest city location
    17 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Liberia (Costa Rica)
    47 mi
  • Third closest city location
    San Jose (Costa Rica)
    49 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    52 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    53 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Hermosa is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, which is 73 km (45 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Hermosa is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 136 km (84 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Hermosa, Rivas Province. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Hermosa sea temperature, Playa Hermosa photographs, Playa Hermosa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Hermosa webcams, current wind from Rivas Province live weather stations and Playa Hermosa 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 Hermosa.