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Ostional ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.0

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Ostional Surf Guide

Ostional in Guanacaste is an exposed beach break that has very reliable surf Works best in offshore winds from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Ostional Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ostional:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ostional 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 16% of the time in January while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 80% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
80%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ostional Location Map

Interactive Ostional 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 Ostional is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ostional is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica, 66 km (41 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Ostional Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 20 September 2021, 15:12 Local Time
Monday 20Tue
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m)
0.6
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
Period (s) 15 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
10
5
5
5
Wind State cross-
on
cross glass glass

Swell History at Ostional

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

Wind History at Ostional

Wind stats for Ostional, 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 Ostional. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: inconsistent
    11km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    14km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ostional: