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 / Golfo de Nicoya / Costa Rica

6 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 18 Apr 2014 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 28.9 °C (Statistics for 18 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 29.1 max: 30.1 min: 27.6 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 17 16 16 16 15 19 18 18 17 16 16 15 15 14 14 14 14 15 14 14 19 19 18
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 772 694 357 344 318 375 558 919 1159 1417 1150 929 764 631 501 431 304 551 501 401 480 658 751
Wind
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15 SW15
5 NNW5
5 NW5
20 SSW20
10 NNW10
0 W0
15 SSW15
10 NW10
5 NW5
15 SSW15
5 WSW5
0 NNE0
10 SW10
0 WSW0
5 SW5
15 SSW15
5 SW5
5 SW5
15 SSW15
5 WNW5
5 WSW5
15 SSW15
5 WNW5
Wind State (?) on cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:49PM
2.80

5:18AM
2.60
5:33PM
2.75

6:05AM
2.55

6:22PM
2.65
6:56AM
2.49

7:15PM
2.53
7:56AM
2.43

8:18PM
2.42
9:02AM
2.40

9:29PM
2.34
10:11AM
2.44

10:41PM
2.34
11:18AM
2.52


Low Tide
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11:08PM
0.14
11:21AM
0.32

11:52PM
0.19

12:09PM
0.40
12:42AM
0.28

1:03PM
0.48
1:36AM
0.37

2:06PM
0.56
2:40AM
0.45

3:17PM
0.60

3:47AM
0.49
4:30PM
0.56

4:56AM
0.47


Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location. 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)
- - - 1 - - 1 - - 8 4 - - - - 1 4 - 3 9 - 2 4
High °C
31 28 31 30 29 31 30 28 31 29 28 30 30 28 31 30 28 30 30 28 30 30 28
Low °C
29 26 30 29 27 30 29 27 30 28 27 28 29 27 30 29 27 29 28 28 30 29 28
Chill °C (?)
31 28 31 30 29 31 30 28 31 29 28 30 30 28 31 30 28 30 30 28 30 30 28
Sunrise
- - 5:26 - - 5:24 - - 5:24 - - 5:24 - - 5:24 - - 5:24 - - 5:22 - -
Sunset
17:47 - - 17:49 - - 17:49 - - 17:49 - - 17:49 - - 17:49 - - 17:49 - - 17:49 -
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Fri afternoon, min 26°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light. Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Thu night. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Wed morning, min 27°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 6 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.

 

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