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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 cross-off at Playa Negra (light winds from the NNE at SHIP9771 54 km from Playa Negra). 1.0m 5 s period wind swell from NNE
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Playa Negra Surf Forecast / Guanacaste / Costa Rica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 19 Jul 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 29.1 °C (Statistics for 19 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 28.2 max: 29.5 min: 27.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
SW
0.6
NNE
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
N
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.9
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1.1
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0.8
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0.6
SSW
Period(s) (?)181717165191818171617172016181717161615151415
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)15217522215520224540370470314640655869686138213361000776551537258164179
Wind
(km/h)
20
ENE
10
SSE
15
ENE
20
ENE
10
E
15
ENE
10
NE
5
SSW
5
ENE
10
NE
0
SSW
10
SSE
10
ENE
10
SE
10
E
15
ENE
15
SW
5
NNE
10
NE
10
SW
5
ESE
5
ENE
5
SW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
glassoffcross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)


7:55PM
2.21
8:29AM
2.36

8:54PM
2.07
9:25AM
2.25

9:56PM
1.96
10:24AM
2.17

10:59PM
1.90
11:21AM
2.14

11:59PM
1.89

12:15PM
2.15
12:53AM
1.93

1:05PM
2.18
1:40AM
1.99


Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:50PM
0.34
2:05AM
0.32

2:49PM
0.45

3:01AM
0.47
3:50PM
0.53

4:00AM
0.59
4:52PM
0.57

4:59AM
0.66
5:50PM
0.57

5:57AM
0.68

6:43PM
0.53
6:49AM
0.66

7:31PM
0.47
7:37AM
0.61

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
clearrisk thund- derclearclearrisk thund- dersome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derrain shwrssome cloudssome clouds
Rain (mm)
-3--7-12351105-412-2--15--
High °C
3231273131273130273030272929262927262929272729
Low °C
2928252928262828252828252627242626252727262729
Chill °C (?)
3231273131273130273030272929262927262929272729
Sunrise
5:30--5:30--5:30--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31-
Sunset
-6:07--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:07
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 52mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Thu morning, min 25°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Mon morning, min 24°C on Mon 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.