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 am Wednesday 23 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 31.7 °C (Statistics for 23 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 29.1 max: 30.4 min: 27.7 °C)

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Period (s) (?) 14 14 14 15 14 14 20 19 18 17 17 17 16 16 16 15 15 14 15 15 15 15 15
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 521 411 304 551 521 401 367 578 928 1069 1056 1121 902 880 697 532 505 400 498 525 491 485 558
Wind
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0 ENE0
15 SSW15
5 WNW5
5 SW5
20 SSW20
10 NW10
5 SW5
15 SSW15
10 NW10
0 NW0
20 SSW20
5 SW5
5 SW5
15 SSW15
5 WSW5
10 SW10
15 SSE15
5 W5
5 SW5
5 WSW5
0 NW0
5 WSW5
10 SW10
Wind State (?) glass cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:02AM
2.40

9:29PM
2.34
10:11AM
2.44

10:41PM
2.34
11:18AM
2.52

11:49PM
2.40

12:19PM
2.64
12:49AM
2.50

1:12PM
2.75
1:43AM
2.59

2:01PM
2.83
2:31AM
2.66

2:46PM
2.88

3:16AM
2.69

Low Tide
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3:17PM
0.60

3:47AM
0.49
4:30PM
0.56

4:56AM
0.47
5:39PM
0.46

5:59AM
0.41

6:39PM
0.32
6:55AM
0.33

7:32PM
0.20
7:47AM
0.27

8:21PM
0.10
8:34AM
0.23

9:05PM
0.05
9:18AM
0.22

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)
- - 4 - 6 3 - 2 3 - 5 6 1 7 8 2 18 8 3 1 - - -
High °C
31 31 29 30 30 28 30 30 28 31 30 29 30 29 28 29 27 26 26 27 27 28 29
Low °C
30 29 28 30 29 27 30 29 28 30 29 28 29 28 27 28 26 26 26 26 26 28 29
Chill °C (?)
31 31 29 30 30 28 30 30 28 31 30 29 30 29 28 29 27 26 26 27 27 28 29
Sunrise
5:24 - - 5:24 - - 5:22 - - 5:22 - - 5:22 - - 5:22 - - 5:22 - - 5:20 -
Sunset
- 17:49 - - 17:49 - - 17:49 - - 17:49 - - 17:49 - - 17:49 - - 17:49 - - 17:49
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Wed morning, min 27°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light. Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 50mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Sun morning, min 26°C on Mon afternoon). 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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