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

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Playa Valor Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica)


Playa Valor Spot ID:

Type: reef/rivermouth

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.6 °C

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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 22:35 Local time

Sat Sunday 19
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
NW 5
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Playa Valor in Golfo de Nicoya is a fairly exposed reef/rivermouth break that only works when conditions are just right Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips and polluition.

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Live Weather:

At Juan Santamaria Airport, 52 km from Playa Valor.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Playa Valor

Overall Playa Valor Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Playa Valor:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Tivives 7 mi
Second closest break Little Fiji 8 mi
Third closest break Playa Escondida 9 mi
Fourth closest break Playa Herradura 10 mi
Fifth closest break Puerto Caldera 11 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Playa Valor:

Closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 529 mi
Second closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 695 mi
Third closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 1048 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Gulf Buoy 1116 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Mid Gulf Buoy 1157 mi

Tide stations nearest to Playa Valor:

Closest tide station Chacarita 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 Limon 110 mi
Fifth closest tide station Golfito 127 mi

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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

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Valor:

Closest city location Chacarita (Costa Rica) 17 mi
Second closest city location Puntarenas (Costa Rica) 19 mi
Third closest city location San Rafael Abajo (Costa Rica) 24 mi
Fourth closest city location San Rafael (Costa Rica) 32 mi
Fifth closest city location Aserri (Costa Rica) 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.
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