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Olgas Surf Guide

Olgas (Playa Nosara) in Guanacaste is an exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds blow from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Olgas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Olgas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Olgas occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Olgas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 94% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
94%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Olgas Location Map

Interactive Olgas 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 Olgas is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Olgas is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica, 73 km (45 miles) away.

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Olgas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 09:59 Local Time
Wednesday 18
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m)
0.9
SSW
1.1
SW
1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h)
5
5
5
10
Wind State glass glass cross cross-
off

Swell History at Olgas

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

Wind History at Olgas

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Olgas. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    12km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: consistent
    17km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Olgas: