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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Monday 22 Dec 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 29.4 °C (Statistics for 22 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 27.7 max: 29.3 min: 26.6 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 14 14 17 16 16 15 15 14 14 14 16 15 14 14 14 13 12 12 12 11 11 11 10
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 110 73 137 132 155 116 109 103 72 66 78 115 148 142 129 114 251 224 214 157 149 108 102
Wind
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5 NNW5
15 SW15
5 NW5
10 W10
15 SW15
10 WNW10
10 NW10
10 WSW10
5 NNW5
5 N5
15 SSW15
5 N5
5 NE5
10 SW10
5 N5
5 NW5
20 SW20
5 N5
5 NNW5
15 SSW15
5 N5
5 WNW5
15 SW15
Wind State (?) cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:54PM
2.61

3:06AM
2.87
3:40PM
2.73

3:52AM
2.91
4:26PM
2.82

4:40AM
2.90
5:13PM
2.86

5:28AM
2.83

6:04PM
2.84
6:21AM
2.71

6:56PM
2.78
7:16AM
2.56

7:52PM
2.70
8:17AM
2.41

Low Tide
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8:55PM
0.29
9:27AM
0.01

9:43PM
0.20
10:12AM
-0.05

10:31PM
0.16
10:57AM
-0.06

11:21PM
0.17
11:45AM
-0.00

12:14AM
0.23

12:35PM
0.10
1:10AM
0.31

1:29PM
0.24
2:10AM
0.40


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
clear clear clear clear clear clear clear rain shwrs clear clear clear clear some clouds clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear
Rain (mm)
- - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
High °C
29 29 26 29 28 26 29 29 27 30 30 27 30 30 26 29 29 26 30 30 27 28 29
Low °C
28 27 25 27 27 26 28 28 25 28 28 26 28 27 25 28 28 25 28 28 25 28 29
Chill °C (?)
29 29 26 29 28 26 29 29 27 30 30 27 30 30 26 29 29 26 30 30 27 28 29
Sunrise
5:50 - - 5:50 - - 5:50 - - 5:52 - - 5:52 - - 5:52 - - 5:52 - - 5:52 -
Sunset
- 17:22 - - 17:23 - - 17:23 - - 17:24 - - 17:24 - - 17:25 - - 17:27 - - 17:27
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Thu morning, min 25°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light. Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Fri morning, min 25°C on Fri 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.

 

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