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Playa Grande ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.7

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Playa Grande break guidePhoto by: Victor Corea

Playa Grande Surf Guide

Playa Grande in Guanacaste is an exposed beach break that is often working Offshore winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of .

Playa Grande Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent29.2°C

Surfing Playa Grande:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Grande sea temperature, Playa Grande photographs, Playa Grande detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Grande webcams, current wind from Guanacaste live weather stations and Playa Grande tide predictions. The Costa Rica swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Costa Rica and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Costa Rica wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Playa Grande

Playa Grande Surf:

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 21:25 Local time
ThuFriday 10
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
ENE 10
Wind State off off off off

Tide Times:

For Diria, 2 km from Playa Grande.

IS AT (local time)

Playa Grande Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Liberia/Tomas Guardia Airport, 44 km from Playa Grande.

light winds from the SSE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near Playa Grande

Overall Playa Grande Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Surf stats for Playa Grande: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Playa Grande: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Grande perfection, Playa Grande photo

Playa Grande

Photo credit: Oceanick

The Fly, Playa Grande photo

Playa Grande

Photo credit: Victor Corea

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Playa Grande

Photo credit: Victor Corea

Botton Turn, Playa Grande photo

Playa Grande

Photo credit: Rodrigo

Playa Grande Location Maps

Playa Grande Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Guanacaste surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Playa Grande

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Playa Grande:

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Wave buoys nearest to Playa Grande:

Tide stations nearest to Playa Grande:

  • Closest tide station
    San Juan del Sur
    63 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Punta Arenas
    73 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    76 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    110 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    San Juan del Norte (Greytown)
    152 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Grande is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Grande is Nosara Airport (NOB), also in Costa Rica, 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 183 km (114 miles) away.
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