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

Overall: 3.7

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Playa Grande break guidePhoto by: Julio César Penaló Díaz

Playa Grande Surf Guide

Playa Grande in Amber Coast is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the north. A reef breaks right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of crowds and rocks.

Playa Grande Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Grande:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa Grande occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Playa Grande with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in October while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
41%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
11%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
48%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa Grande Location Map

Interactive Playa Grande 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 Grande is Gregorio Luperon International (Puerto Plata) Airport (POP) in Dominican Republic, 53 km (33 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Grande is Cibao International (Santiago) Airport (STI), also in Dominican Republic, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Playa Grande Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 03:20 Local Time
Monday 19
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.4
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.4
NNE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 20
ESE 30
E
Wind State cross-
off
off off cross-
off

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Swell History at Playa Grande

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Wind History at Playa Grande

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

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    • Icon  s33.1
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    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: consistent
    34km away

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