Playa Santa Teresa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 4.1
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.6
Crowds: 3.1

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Playa Santa Teresa Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica)

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Playa Santa Teresa Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.3 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 16:23 Local time

Sunday 29 Mon
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
SSW 15
SW 10
SW 5
Wind State on on on cross-

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Playa Santa Teresa in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For El Carmen, 2 km from Playa Santa Teresa.

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Live Weather:

At Juan Santamaria Airport, 111 km from Playa Santa Teresa.

moderate winds from the E

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
25 °C

Current weather near Playa Santa Teresa

Overall Playa Santa Teresa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of Playa Santa Teresa

Will Graham from COSTA RICA writes:

I live here for half the year. The crowds are not a factor if you are not a party boy. You can get great waves at first light till 7:30 or 8:00. Crowds thin out some by nine for work. Crowded is a relative term. Often you will see a number of newbies in the line up not really surfing. I am 65 years old and find a peak coming my way plenty often. Aggro surfers are most likely just visiting. Pura Vida


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Playa Santa Teresa:

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Closest break El Carmen 1 mi
Second closest break Punta Barigona 2 mi
Third closest break Playa Manzanillo 7 mi
Fourth closest break Playa Caletas 11 mi
Fifth closest break Playa Coyote 14 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Playa Santa Teresa:

Closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 553 mi
Second closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 704 mi
Third closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 1037 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Gulf Buoy 1124 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Mid Gulf Buoy 1158 mi

Tide stations nearest to Playa Santa Teresa:

Closest tide station Punta Arenas 32 mi
Second closest tide station Chacarita 35 mi
Third closest tide station San Juan del Sur 122 mi
Fourth closest tide station San Juan del Norte (Greytown) 133 mi
Fifth closest tide station Limon 147 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Playa Santa Teresa:

Closest ski area Huascaran (Peru) 1396 mi
Second closest ski area Cloudmont (United States) 1722 mi
Third closest ski area Sky Valley (United States) 1757 mi
Fourth closest ski area Scaly Mountain (United States) 1760 mi
Fifth closest ski area Sapphire Valley (United States) 1768 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Santa Teresa:

Closest city location Puntarenas (Costa Rica) 32 mi
Second closest city location Chacarita (Costa Rica) 35 mi
Third closest city location San Rafael Abajo (Costa Rica) 62 mi
Fourth closest city location San Rafael (Costa Rica) 68 mi
Fifth closest city location Quesada (Costa Rica) 69 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Santa Teresa is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 66 km (41 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Santa Teresa is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Third is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica is 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Playa Santa Teresa and is 200 km (124 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Santa Teresa, Golfo de Nicoya. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Santa Teresa sea temperature, Playa Santa Teresa photographs, Playa Santa Teresa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Santa Teresa webcams, current wind from Golfo de Nicoya live weather stations and Playa Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa.


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