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Playa El Yanqui ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0
Accommodation: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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Playa El Yanqui Surf Guide

Playa El Yanqui in Rivas Province is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf Ideal winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and rocks.

Playa El Yanqui Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa El Yanqui:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa El Yanqui occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa El Yanqui 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 91% of the time in July while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
91%
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
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa El Yanqui Location Map

Interactive Playa El Yanqui 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 El Yanqui is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, which is 70 km (43 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa El Yanqui is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, 115 km (71 miles) away.

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Playa El Yanqui Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 18:23 Local Time
Friday 16Sat
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
E 15
ESE 20
ESE 10
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Playa El Yanqui

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

Wind History at Playa El Yanqui

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

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