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La-China Surf Guide

La-China in Golfo de Nicoya is a quite exposed breakwater break that has inconsistent surf The best wind direction is from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Waves at the breakwater tend to peel to the left and there is also a left hand point break. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rips and polluition.

La-China Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La-China:

The best conditions reported for surf at La-China 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 La-China (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing La-China 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 43% of the time in July while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% 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 La-China Location Map

Interactive La-China 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.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
La-China Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 08:13 Local Time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 16 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 15
Wind State off glass cross-

Swell History at La-China

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

Wind History at La-China

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

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