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El Coco ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.9

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El Coco Surf Guide

El Coco in Rivas Province is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rips and rocks.

El Coco Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent30.0°C

Surfing El Coco:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Coco occur when a South-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 El Coco sea temperature, El Coco photographs, El Coco detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Coco webcams, current wind from Rivas Province live weather stations and El Coco 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 El Coco

El Coco Surf:

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 09:37 Local time
Sunday 31
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 8 18 8
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 15
SSW 20
SW 15
Wind State cross-
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Tide Times:

At El Coco (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

El Coco Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Liberia/Tomas Guardia Airport, 67 km from El Coco.

light winds from the SE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near El Coco

Overall El Coco Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for El Coco: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for El Coco: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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El Coco Location Maps

El Coco Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Rivas Province surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of El Coco

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Coco:

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Wave buoys nearest to El Coco:

Tide stations nearest to El Coco:

  • Closest tide station
    San Juan del Sur
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    65 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Punta Arenas
    106 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    107 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    130 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to El Coco is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, which is 69 km (43 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Coco is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 132 km (82 miles) away.
El Coco break location map and break info