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Surfing Popoyo, Nicaragua photo


Photo credit: David Ralph

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.0 °C

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 15:12 Local time
Tuesday 18Wed
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
E 10
E 10
SE 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Popoyo in Tola Province is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Nicaragua wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Playa Colorado, 9 km from Popoyo.

IS AT (local time)

Popoyo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tola Road Rivas wx, 7 km from Popoyo.

light winds from the ENE

Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
36.6 °C

Current weather near Popoyo

Overall Popoyo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Popoyo:

  • Closest city location
    19 mi
  • Second closest city location
    28 mi
  • Third closest city location
    29 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    35 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    35 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Popoyo is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, which is 76 km (47 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Popoyo is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Nosara Airport (NOB), also in Costa Rica, 172 km (107 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Popoyo, Tola Province. Use the tab navigation above to view Popoyo sea temperature, Popoyo photographs, Popoyo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Popoyo webcams, current wind from Tola Province live weather stations and Popoyo tide predictions. The Nicaragua swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua 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 Popoyo.