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Playa Hermosa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 4.0

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Playa Hermosa break guidePhoto by: Arthur Costi

Playa Hermosa Surf Guide

Playa Hermosa in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It's sometimes crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Playa Hermosa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Hermosa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa Hermosa occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa Hermosa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in January while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
44%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa Hermosa Location Map

Interactive Playa Hermosa 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 Hermosa is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Hermosa is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 64 km (40 miles) away.

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Playa Hermosa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 23 January 2021, 09:10 Local Time
Saturday 23
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
Period (s) 14 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
SSW 10
S 5
SSE
Wind State glass cross-
on
cross-
on
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on

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Swell History at Playa Hermosa

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Wind History at Playa Hermosa

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

Playa Hermosa Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 6 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s44.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s54.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.4
  • ...

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Review
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Asilia from Costa Rica
“love ocean, love nature, love peace”

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