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Playa Valor ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Playa Valor Spot ID

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Type: reef/rivermouth

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.4 °C

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 01:47 Local time
Tuesday 28
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
E 5
NE 5
WSW 10
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Playa Valor in Golfo de Nicoya is a reasonably exposed reef/rivermouth break that has unreliable waves The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rips and polluition.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Agujas, 6 km from Playa Valor.

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Playa Valor Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Juan Santamaria Airport, 52 km from Playa Valor.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near Playa Valor

Overall Playa Valor Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Playa Valor Location Maps

Playa Valor Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Playa Valor:

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Wave buoys nearest to Playa Valor:

Tide stations nearest to Playa Valor:

  • Closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Punta Arenas
    19 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    San Juan del Norte (Greytown)
    101 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    110 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    127 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Playa Valor:

  • Closest ski area
    Huascaran (Peru)
    1392 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Cloudmont (United States)
    1712 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Sky Valley (United States)
    1746 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Scaly Mountain (United States)
    1748 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sapphire Valley (United States)
    1756 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Playa Valor:

  • Closest city location
    17 mi
  • Second closest city location
    19 mi
  • Third closest city location
    San Rafael Abajo
    24 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    San Rafael
    32 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    37 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Valor is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 53 km (33 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Valor is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP), also in Costa Rica, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica is 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Playa Valor and is 158 km (98 miles) away.
Playa Valor break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Valor, Golfo de Nicoya. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Valor sea temperature, Playa Valor photographs, Playa Valor detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Valor webcams, current wind from Golfo de Nicoya live weather stations and Playa Valor 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 Valor.