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

Overall: 2.8

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Playa Escondida Surf Guide

Playa Escondida in Golfo de Nicoya is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. A popular wave that can get growded. Watch out for rocks and private access.

Playa Escondida Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Escondida:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa Escondida occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Escondida 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 44% of the time in July while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% 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 Escondida Location Map

Interactive Playa Escondida 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 Escondida is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 64 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Escondida is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP), also in Costa Rica, 65 km (40 miles) away.

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Playa Escondida Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 01:55 Local Time
Thursday 15
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
NW 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Playa Escondida

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

Wind History at Playa Escondida

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa Escondida: