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Esterillos Oeste break guide

Esterillos Oeste Surf Guide

Esterillos Oeste in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Esterillos Oeste Spot Info

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

Surfing Esterillos Oeste:

The best conditions reported for surf at Esterillos Oeste occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Esterillos Oeste with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 67% of the time in December while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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 Esterillos Oeste Location Map

Interactive Esterillos Oeste 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 Esterillos Oeste is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Esterillos Oeste is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Esterillos Oeste Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 16:20 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Esterillos Oeste

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

Wind History at Esterillos Oeste

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

Esterillos Oeste Reviews:

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Based on 8 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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HPlongboarder from Costa Rica
“Esterillos is my home break, so I usually check out front first for a couple reasons, when it is good it can be very good, especially for longboarders like me. Second, there is diversity and the peaks are spread out. Reef/point, beachbreak, and some outside reefs, etc. Most days you can surf without any crowd, especially when it gets bigger and the outside starts firing. The hard part is the long paddle out. If you want to surf the outer reef it can take a long time to get there, and sometimes not worth the effort, but on some mornings it will be big and glassy with offshore breeze, and long lines with nobody out, except maybe a couple friends.
Generally works from mid tide to high tide and back to mid tide, normally with a lull right at high tide.
Also, from Esterillos it only takes a couple minutes to drive to Bejuco or Hermosa if it is too small out front. And, it is only a little over an hour to Domincal or Boca Barranca, gotta love the new roads!”

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