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Playa Colorado Surf Guide

Playa Colorado in Tola Province is an exposed river break that has very reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The river break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for - Private beach.

Playa Colorado Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
29.4°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:

What's the best time of year to surf Playa Colorado (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Colorado with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 91% of the time in July while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
91%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa Colorado Location Map

Interactive Playa Colorado surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Playa Colorado Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 13:04 Local Time
Tuesday 15Wed
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
10
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

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Swell History at Playa Colorado

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Wind History at Playa Colorado

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