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Playa Santa Teresa ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.1
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.9

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Playa Santa Teresa Spot ID

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Playa Santa Teresa

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Playa Santa Teresa

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Playa Santa Teresa

Photo credit: Casa Pampa

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.4 °C

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Friday, 23 August 2019, 20:43 Local time
FriSaturday 24
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
ENE 10
Wind State glass glass off cross-

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Playa Santa Teresa in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For El Carmen, 2 km from Playa Santa Teresa.

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Playa Santa Teresa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tierras Morenas, 104 km from Playa Santa Teresa.

moderate winds from the E

Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Playa Santa Teresa

Overall Playa Santa Teresa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • 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.
Playa Santa Teresa break location map and break info

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.