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Ostional Surf Guide

Ostional in Rivas Province is an exposed beach and reef break that only works once in a while Offshore winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rips and rocks.

Ostional Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ostional:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ostional occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Ostional 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 90% of the time in July while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% 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 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 Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, which is 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ostional is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, 125 km (78 miles) away.

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Ostional Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 May 2022, 01:07 Local Time
Friday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 15 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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.

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