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El Astillero ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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El Astillero Surf Guide

El Astillero in Tola Province is an exposed reef/Rivermouth break that has fairly consistent surf Ideal winds are from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The left reef break is best, but there is a right reef too.. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips and rocks.

El Astillero Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Astillero:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Astillero occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Astillero 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 90% of the time in July while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Astillero Location Map

Interactive El Astillero 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 El Astillero is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, which is 70 km (43 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Astillero is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 123 km (76 miles) away.

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El Astillero Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 21:34 Local Time
Saturday 08Sun
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 11 12 14 13
Wind (km/h) 30
E 35
E 40
E 35
Wind State cross-

Swell History at El Astillero

Surf stats for El Astillero, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at El Astillero

Wind stats for El Astillero, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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