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Playa Caletas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Playa Caletas Surf Guide

Playa Caletas in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. The right reef break is best, but there is a left reef too.. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rips and rocks.

Playa Caletas Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Caletas:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa Caletas 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 14% of the time in January while 6% 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.
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 Playa Caletas Location Map

Interactive Playa Caletas 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 Playa Caletas is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Caletas is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Playa Caletas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 09:29 Local Time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 17 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 10
SE 20
Wind State off cross cross-

Swell History at Playa Caletas

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

Wind History at Playa Caletas

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

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