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Playa Negra ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.9
Consistency of Surf: 4.1
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 2.1

Overall: 3.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Playa Negra (light winds from the E at Liberia-Daniel Oduber International Airport 55 km from Playa Negra). no significant swell
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Playa Negra Surf Forecast / Guanacaste / Costa Rica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Monday 22 Jan 2018 CST

Playa Negra surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Playa Negra sea temperature is 27.3 °C (Statistics for 22 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 26.8 max: 28.6 min: 24.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
N
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.7
N
0.4
SW
0.8
NNE
0.4
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1.1
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0.9
NNE
1.1
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0.9
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0.5
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0.5
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0.5
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0.7
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0.6
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0.5
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0.5
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0.4
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0.5
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0.6
SSW
Period(s) (?)51414145146136667715151414131312191818
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)209189912965436093866810564133121118163118857792159207
Wind
(km/h)
5
ESE
10
ENE
15
NE
15
NE
10
ENE
25
NE
15
ENE
15
NE
25
ENE
20
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15
ENE
25
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10
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15
ENE
25
ENE
15
SSE
10
ENE
15
NE
5
SW
10
NE
15
NE
10
ENE
15
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Wind State(?)glassoffcross-
off
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off
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off
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off
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off
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off
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:19PM
2.25
6:29AM
2.14

6:59PM
2.25
7:12AM
2.06

7:45PM
2.24
8:04AM
1.99

8:37PM
2.24
9:05AM
1.95

9:39PM
2.26
10:14AM
1.96

10:45PM
2.32
11:26AM
2.03

11:53PM
2.41

12:33PM
2.17

Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:26AM
0.51

12:39PM
0.40
1:12AM
0.53

1:21PM
0.45
2:03AM
0.55

2:10PM
0.50

3:01AM
0.55
3:11PM
0.53

4:08AM
0.51
4:18PM
0.53

5:18AM
0.43
5:28PM
0.46

6:22AM
0.29


Note: the tide data above is for Junquillal which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Playa Negra.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Playa Negra blow from the E.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
3126323226323226323226323226323126313026313126
Low °C
2925282925292925292925292825292825282925282926
Chill °C (?)
3126323226323226323226323226323126313026313126
Sunrise
--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--
Sunset
5:44--5:44--5:44--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Tue morning, min 25°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Fri morning, min 25°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Playa Negra Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Playa Negra provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Playa Negra can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Playa Negra surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Playa Negra) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Playa Negra may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Playa Negra is 41 km (25 miles) from Nicoya. If you plan a holiday in Guanacaste, look for hotels and other accommodation in Nicoya. Nicoya has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.