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

Overall: 3.2

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Playa Gigante Surf Guide

Playa Gigante in Tola Province is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer.. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Playa Gigante Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Gigante:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Gigante 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 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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).
Playa Gigante Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 02:08 Local Time
Tuesday 29
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 18 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 20
ENE 25
ENE 25
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Swell History at Playa Gigante

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

Wind History at Playa Gigante

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

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