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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: 28.6 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 00:20 Local time
TueWednesday 12
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
Wind State off off off off

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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.

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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 SHIP859, 31 km from Playa Valor.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
28.2 °C

Current weather near Playa Valor

Overall Playa Valor Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • 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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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.