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Playa Negra ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.1
Crowds: 3.9

Overall: 4.3

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Playa Negra

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Playa Negra

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.3 °C

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 21:33 Local time
WedThursday 18
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 7 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
W 5
W 10
Wind State glass cross-

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Playa Negra in Limon is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the ideal wave angle is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips,jellyfish,.

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Air temperature
23 °C

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Overall Playa Negra Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Negra is Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Negra is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX) in Panama, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) in Panama, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica is 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Golfito Airport (GLF), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Playa Negra and is 128 km (80 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Negra, Limon. 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 Limon 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.