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Islita Surf Guide

Islita in Guanacaste is an exposed beach break that is often working Offshore winds are from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips and rocks, especially east to the stick in the water.

Islita Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
29.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Islita:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Islita 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 70% of the time in December while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
70%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Islita Location Map

Interactive Islita 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 Islita is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Islita is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica, 84 km (52 miles) away.

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Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Islita Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 23:01 Local Time
SunMonday 10
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.8
S
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SW
Period (s) 11 19 19 19
Wind (km/h) 0
WNW 5
N 5
NNE 5
N
Wind State glass glass off off

Swell History at Islita

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

Wind History at Islita

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

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
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