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Playa Colorado break guidePhoto by: David Ralph

Playa Colorado Surf Guide

Playa Colorado in Tola Province is an exposed river break that has very consistent surf Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The river break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of - Private beach.

Playa Colorado Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
29.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Colorado:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa Colorado occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:
Nicaragua wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Colorado sea temperature, Playa Colorado photographs, Playa Colorado detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Colorado webcams, current wind from Tola Province live weather stations and Playa Colorado 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 Playa Colorado

Playa Colorado Surf:

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 03:55 Local time
Tuesday 11
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 20
ENE 35
ENE 35
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Tide Times:

At Playa Colorado (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Playa Colorado Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At lightning 112km WSW of San Juan del Sur, 107 km from Playa Colorado.

Air temperature

Current weather near Playa Colorado

Overall Playa Colorado Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Playa Colorado: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Playa Colorado: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Surfing Nicaragua, Playa Colorado photo

Playa Colorado

Photo credit: David Ralph


Playa Colorado

Photo credit: Enrique lopez

Mundial Master 2012, Enrique Lopez, Playa Colorado photo

Playa Colorado

Photo credit: Enrique lopez

Mundial Master 2012, Enrique Lopez, Playa Colorado photo

Playa Colorado

Photo credit: Enrique lopez

Playa Colorado Location Maps

Playa Colorado Location Map

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Surf spots located close to Playa ColoradoShoreline around Playa ColoradoRoads and rivers around Playa Colorado

Use this relief map to navigate to Tola Province surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Playa Colorado

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Playa Colorado:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Playa Colorado:

Tide stations nearest to Playa Colorado:

  • Closest tide station
    San Juan del Sur
    17 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    41 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    106 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    El Realejo
    109 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Punta Arenas
    129 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Colorado is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, which is 83 km (52 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Colorado is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Nosara Airport (NOB), also in Costa Rica, 165 km (102 miles) away.
Playa Colorado break location map and break info