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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.5 °C

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 13:01 Local time
Wednesday 23
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
S 15
SSW 10
Wind State cross-
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Playa Pelada in Guanacaste is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Nov-April (Wet Season) provides favoured time of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Guiones, 3 km from Playa Pelada.

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Playa Pelada Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Liberia-Daniel Oduber International Airport, 72 km from Playa Pelada.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
28.3 °C

Current weather near Playa Pelada

Overall Playa Pelada Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Pelada is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Pelada is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica, 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Third is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 161 km (100 miles) away.
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua is the fifth nearest airport to Playa Pelada and is 249 km (155 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Pelada, Guanacaste. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Pelada sea temperature, Playa Pelada photographs, Playa Pelada detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Pelada webcams, current wind from Guanacaste live weather stations and Playa Pelada 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 Pelada.