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Playa Negra ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 4.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.1
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.3

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Playa Negra Spot ID

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Playa Negra

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Playa Negra

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Playa Negra

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Playa Negra

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Playa Negra

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.8 °C

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Sunday, 25 August 2019, 18:10 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
SE 5
Wind State cross-
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Playa Negra in Guanacaste is an exposed beach and point break that has consistent surf Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves Best around mid tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for urchins and rocks.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Junquillal, 2 km from Playa Negra.

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Playa Negra Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At lightning 37km WSW of Belen, 20 km from Playa Negra.

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Overall Playa Negra Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Negra:

  • Closest city location
    41 mi
  • Second closest city location
    68 mi
  • Third closest city location
    71 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    72 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Rivas (Nicaragua)
    86 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Negra is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, which is 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Negra is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 178 km (111 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Negra, Guanacaste. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Negra sea temperature, Playa Negra photographs, Playa Negra detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Negra webcams, current wind from Guanacaste live weather stations and Playa Negra 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 Negra.