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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 The wind is still offshore at Playa Negra (light winds from the E at Liberia-Daniel Oduber International Airport 55 km from Playa Negra). 1.0m 4 s period wind swell from NNE
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Playa Negra Surf Forecast / Guanacaste / Costa Rica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 15 Nov 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 28.1 °C (Statistics for 15 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 27.3 max: 28.6 min: 26.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
N
0.6
SW
0.9
NNE
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0.7
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0.4
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0.4
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0.7
N
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
Period(s) (?)16151514146136141413141314613135131261716
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)28727625520022841111542081621441897920622888829404031184181
Wind
(km/h)
15
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NE
10
NE
15
ENE
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NE
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NE
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ENE
10
NNE
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ENE
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NE
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ENE
15
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5
N
10
ENE
20
NE
10
NNE
15
NE
15
NE
5
S
10
ENE
10
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:34AM
1.87

9:20PM
1.89
9:37AM
1.82

10:19PM
1.92
10:41AM
1.82

11:14PM
2.00
11:39AM
1.88

12:03AM
2.12

12:30PM
1.97
12:47AM
2.25

1:16PM
2.08
1:30AM
2.39

2:00PM
2.19
2:12AM
2.52

Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:28AM
0.82

2:55PM
0.70

3:32AM
0.84
3:53PM
0.73

4:37AM
0.80
4:50PM
0.71

5:35AM
0.70
5:43PM
0.66

6:25AM
0.57

6:30PM
0.57
7:10AM
0.42

7:14PM
0.47
7:52AM
0.27

7:58PM
0.37

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
2630312631312631312631302730302730312629302725
Low °C
2628282628282628292628282628292628282627282525
Chill °C (?)
2630312631312631312631302730302730312629302725
Sunrise
-5:37--5:37--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:41---
Sunset
--5:16--5:16--5:16--5:16--5:16--5:16--5:16--
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Fri afternoon, min 26°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Wed afternoon, min 25°C on Thu 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.