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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Playa Negra (calm at Lomas Santa Cruz wx 18 km from Playa Negra). no significant swell
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18 km away, 1 h 34 min ago

Calm
4.2 km/h
WSW
27.0
28.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Playa Negra Surf Forecast / Guanacaste / Costa Rica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Thursday 20 Sep 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 28.6 °C (Statistics for 20 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 27.8 max: 28.9 min: 26.9 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
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0.8
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1
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0.9
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1.3
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0.9
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0.9
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0.9
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Period(s) (?)191818171616151514141413161615141414716151515
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)177258304389380462385301293189181144255349424346276264183376409403372
Wind
(km/h)
10
ENE
5
SW
5
E
10
ENE
15
SW
5
SW
0
ENE
10
WSW
0
E
5
ENE
10
WSW
10
ENE
10
E
10
SW
5
ENE
5
ESE
15
SSW
10
SSE
5
SE
15
SSE
10
SE
5
E
5
ESE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:08AM
1.93

11:49PM
1.86

12:06PM
1.99
12:41AM
1.96

12:56PM
2.07
1:25AM
2.08

1:40PM
2.15
2:04AM
2.20

2:20PM
2.23
2:41AM
2.31

2:57PM
2.29

3:16AM
2.40
3:34PM
2.32

3:51AM
2.46
4:10PM
2.33
Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:34PM
0.70

5:53AM
0.77

6:27PM
0.62
6:46AM
0.67

7:12PM
0.53
7:31AM
0.56

7:52PM
0.43
8:12AM
0.44

8:29PM
0.35
8:51AM
0.34

9:04PM
0.30
9:27AM
0.27

9:39PM
0.26
10:04AM
0.23

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)
2252-91-194-1542156221102715106
High °C
3028273028282928272928272928272927262626252525
Low °C
2828262827262827262827262827252727252626242425
Chill °C (?)
3028273028282928272928272928272927262626252525
Sunrise
5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31-
Sunset
-5:39--5:38--5:38--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:36--5:35
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 81mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Thu morning, min 26°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 96mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Mon morning, min 24°C on Wed 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.