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Amarilla 2014, Playa Amarilla photo

Playa Amarilla

Photo credit: Todd Engstrum

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.3 °C

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 17:01 Local time
Wednesday 13Thu
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 13 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
E 15
E 15
ESE 10
Wind State cross-

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Playa Amarilla in Tola Province is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Nicaragua wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Playa Colorado, 1 km from Playa Amarilla.

IS AT (local time)

Playa Amarilla Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rivas Airport, 24 km from Playa Amarilla.

light winds from the ESE

Moderate rain in the vicinity
Air temperature
29 °C

Current weather near Playa Amarilla

Overall Playa Amarilla Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November


Surf stats for Playa Amarilla: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Playa Amarilla: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Playa Amarilla Location Maps

Playa Amarilla Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Playa Amarilla:

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Wave buoys nearest to Playa Amarilla:

Tide stations nearest to Playa Amarilla:

  • Closest tide station
    San Juan del Sur
    16 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    42 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    107 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    El Realejo
    109 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Punta Arenas
    129 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Amarilla is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, which is 84 km (52 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Amarilla is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Nosara Airport (NOB), also in Costa Rica, 164 km (102 miles) away.
Playa Amarilla break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Amarilla, Tola Province. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Amarilla sea temperature, Playa Amarilla photographs, Playa Amarilla detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Amarilla webcams, current wind from Tola Province live weather stations and Playa Amarilla tide predictions. The Nicaragua swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Nicaragua and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Nicaragua wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Playa Amarilla.