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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Playa Valor (light winds from the NW at Juan Santamaria Airport 52 km from Playa Valor). 1.1m 8 s period swell from SSW with an additional 0.9m 17 s period swell from SW
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Playa Valor Surf Forecast / Golfo de Nicoya / Costa Rica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 29 Jul 2016 CST

Playa Valor surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Playa Valor sea temperature is 28.2 °C (Statistics for 29 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 28.2 max: 29.3 min: 26.9 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1917181516161615151514141413131918171616151514
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Wave
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Energy(?)28446551651910781065940763589509407284239180106222694783765532438410293
Wind
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10 SW10
5 SE5
5 WSW5
10 SSW10
5 NE5
0 SE0
10 SSW10
0 ENE0
0 SSW0
15 SW15
0 SSW0
5 SSW5
10 S10
10 SE10
5 S5
10 S10
5 SE5
5 WSW5
10 SW10
5 S5
5 SW5
10 SW10
0 N0
Wind State(?)onglassglasscross-
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High Tide
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10:55PM
2.30
11:22AM
2.59

12:03AM
2.36

12:25PM
2.64
1:05AM
2.46

1:23PM
2.70
2:00AM
2.57

2:16PM
2.76
2:49AM
2.67

3:03PM
2.79

3:34AM
2.73
3:48PM
2.78

4:17AM
2.75
4:30PM
2.73

Low Tide
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4:43PM
0.46

5:00AM
0.55
5:50PM
0.40

6:07AM
0.51

6:52PM
0.31
7:09AM
0.44

7:46PM
0.22
8:04AM
0.36

8:35PM
0.14
8:54AM
0.30

9:20PM
0.10
9:40AM
0.27

10:03PM
0.09
10:24AM
0.27


Note: the tide data above is for Agujas which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Playa Valor.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Playa Valor blow from the NE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
26162222-112-8211216-32--179175
High °C
2928312927313028312928302928302927303027292927
Low °C
2827292826282826282827292826292726272827282727
Chill °C (?)
2928312927313028312928302928302927303027292927
Sunrise
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Sunset
6:00--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:00--5:59-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 91mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Sat morning, min 26°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 82mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Tue morning, min 26°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Playa Valor Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Playa Valor provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Playa Valor can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Playa Valor surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Playa Valor) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Playa Valor may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Playa Valor is 23 km (14 miles) from Esparza. If you plan a holiday in Golfo de Nicoya, look for hotels and other accommodation in Esparza. Esparza has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.