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Playa Tamarindo ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.3

Overall: 3.7

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Playa Tamarindo Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.6 °C

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 04:14 Local time
Tuesday 23
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 18 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 25
ENE 30
ENE 25
Wind State off off off off

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Playa Tamarindo in Rivas Province is an exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Nicaragua wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For San Juan del Sur, 6 km from Playa Tamarindo.

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Playa Tamarindo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP7662, 45 km from Playa Tamarindo.

strong winds from the E

Air temperature
27.5 °C

Current weather near Playa Tamarindo

Overall Playa Tamarindo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Tamarindo:

  • Closest city location
    16 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Liberia (Costa Rica)
    48 mi
  • Third closest city location
    San Jose (Costa Rica)
    50 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    52 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    52 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Tamarindo is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, which is 74 km (46 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Tamarindo is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 137 km (85 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Tamarindo, Rivas Province. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Tamarindo sea temperature, Playa Tamarindo photographs, Playa Tamarindo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Tamarindo webcams, current wind from Rivas Province live weather stations and Playa Tamarindo tide predictions. The Nicaragua swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua 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 Tamarindo.