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Playita ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Playita Spot ID

Hightide, Playita photo


Photo credit: Mario Ruta

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.5 °C

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 12:16 Local time
Wednesday 20
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 15
SSW 10
Wind State cross-

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Playita in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cutters Right, 3 km from Playita.

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Playita Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At TobiasBolanosPalma International Airport, 61 km from Playita.

fresh winds from the E

Air temperature
23.5 °C

Current weather near Playita

Overall Playita Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Playita is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playita is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica, 91 km (57 miles) away.
  • Golfito Airport (GLF) in Costa Rica is 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Limon International Airport (LIO), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Playita and is 140 km (87 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playita, Golfo de Nicoya. Use the tab navigation above to view Playita sea temperature, Playita photographs, Playita detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playita webcams, current wind from Golfo de Nicoya live weather stations and Playita 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 Playita.