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Playa Coyote ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Playa Coyote Surf Guide

Playa Coyote in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach and point break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips and rocks.

Playa Coyote Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Coyote:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa Coyote 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 Coyote (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa Coyote 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.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
6%
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 Playa Coyote Location Map

Interactive Playa Coyote 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 Coyote is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Coyote is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica, 93 km (58 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.
Playa Coyote Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 05:40 Local Time
Saturday 10
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
SE 10
SSE 10
SSW
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Swell History at Playa Coyote

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

Wind History at Playa Coyote

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: very consistent
    14km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    21km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa Coyote:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.