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Roca Loca ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Roca Loca Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.9 °C

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 00:40 Local time
MonTuesday 25
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 0
NE 5
NE 5
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Roca Loca in Golfo de Nicoya is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the west. There is a right hand reef break. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rocks, rips and currents.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gully's, 6 km from Roca Loca.

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Roca Loca Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Juan Santamaria Airport, 64 km from Roca Loca.


Air temperature
20 °C

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Overall Roca Loca Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Roca Loca is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Roca Loca is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica is 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Roca Loca and is 150 km (93 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Roca Loca, Golfo de Nicoya. Use the tab navigation above to view Roca Loca sea temperature, Roca Loca photographs, Roca Loca detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Roca Loca webcams, current wind from Golfo de Nicoya live weather stations and Roca Loca 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 Roca Loca.