Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Guanacaste, Costa Rica)

Potrero Grande - Typical Swell, Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint) photo

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Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint) Spot ID:

Type: point/Rivermouth

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.8 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 06:34 Local time

Sunday 19
3AM 6AM 9AM 12PM
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 25
NE 30
NE 30
ENE 20
Wind State off off off off

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Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint) in Guanacaste is an exposed point/Rivermouth break that usually has waves Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rocks, sharks,sea crcodiles,sea-lice and isolation.

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Live Weather:

At Managua/Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, 149 km from Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint).

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
25 °C

Current weather near Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint)

Overall Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint):

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Closest break Playa Naranjo 9 mi
Second closest break Roca Bruja 9 mi
Third closest break Ostional 17 mi
Fourth closest break Los Pechos 19 mi
Fifth closest break El Coco 21 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint):

Closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 503 mi
Second closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 622 mi
Third closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 943 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Gulf Buoy 1040 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Mid Gulf Buoy 1066 mi

Tide stations nearest to Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint):

Closest tide station San Juan del Sur 28 mi
Second closest tide station Masachapa 81 mi
Third closest tide station Punta Arenas 90 mi
Fourth closest tide station Chacarita 92 mi
Fifth closest tide station San Juan del Norte (Greytown) 143 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint):

Closest ski area Huascaran (Peru) 1491 mi
Second closest ski area Cloudmont (United States) 1640 mi
Third closest ski area Sky Valley (United States) 1676 mi
Fourth closest ski area Scaly Mountain (United States) 1680 mi
Fifth closest ski area Sapphire Valley (United States) 1687 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint):

Closest city location Liberia (Costa Rica) 29 mi
Second closest city location Rivas (Nicaragua) 40 mi
Third closest city location San Jose (Costa Rica) 47 mi
Fourth closest city location Jinotepe (Nicaragua) 74 mi
Fifth closest city location Diriamba (Nicaragua) 75 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint) is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint) is Nosara Airport (NOB), also in Costa Rica, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica is 199 km (124 miles) away.
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Potrero Grande (OlliesPoint) and is 241 km (150 miles) away.
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