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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

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Coco 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 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
90%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
6%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Coco Location Map

Interactive El Coco 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 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.

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El Coco Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 07:42 Local Time
Tuesday 18
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 15
ENE 10
ENE 15
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
off off cross-
on

Swell History at El Coco

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

Wind History at El Coco

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

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