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Jaco Beach Surf Guide

Jaco Beach in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow.

Jaco Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent29.0°C

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:

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Jaco Beach sea temperature, Jaco Beach photographs, Jaco Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Jaco Beach webcams, current wind from Golfo de Nicoya live weather stations and Jaco Beach tide predictions. The Costa Rica swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Costa Rica 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 Costa Rica 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 Jaco Beach

Jaco Beach Surf:

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 04:51 Local time
Wednesday 08
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 10
NE 5
ESE 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Gully's, 6 km from Jaco Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Jaco Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP3579, 35 km from Jaco Beach.

light winds from the ENE

State of sky unchanged
Air temperature
25.3 °C

Current weather near Jaco Beach

Overall Jaco Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Jaco Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Jaco Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Jaco Beach photo

Jaco Beach

Photo credit: Adrian Montagne

Jaco Beach Location Maps

Jaco Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Golfo de Nicoya surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Jaco Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Jaco Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Jaco Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Jaco Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    29 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Punta Arenas
    29 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    San Juan del Norte (Greytown)
    111 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    112 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    120 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica is 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Jaco Beach and is 150 km (93 miles) away.
Jaco Beach break location map and break info