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Mar Azul Surf Guide

Mar Azul in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Nov-April (Wet Season) provides optimum time of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

Mar Azul Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mar Azul:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mar Azul occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Mar Azul with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 44% of the time in May while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% 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 Mar Azul Location Map

Interactive Mar Azul 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 Mar Azul is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 69 km (43 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mar Azul is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 111 km (69 miles) away.

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Mar Azul Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 07:47 Local Time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 17 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
ESE 20
SSE 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Mar Azul

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

Wind History at Mar Azul

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

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