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Jaco Beach Surf Guide

Jaco Beach in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of - Rips / undertow.

Jaco Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jaco Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Jaco Beach occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Jaco Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in June while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
54%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Jaco Beach Location Map

Interactive Jaco Beach 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 Jaco Beach is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Jaco Beach is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Jaco Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 16 January 2021, 21:17 Local Time
SatSunday 17
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 1.0
S
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
ENE 10
NE 10
NNE
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Jaco Beach

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

Wind History at Jaco Beach

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Jaco Beach: