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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent29.0°C

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:

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Hermosa sea temperature, Playa Hermosa photographs, Playa Hermosa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Hermosa webcams, current wind from Golfo de Nicoya live weather stations and Playa Hermosa 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 Hermosa

Playa Hermosa Surf:

Friday, 3 July 2020, 05:17 Local time
Friday 03
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 19 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 10
Wind State glass cross-
cross on

Tide Times:

For Gully's, 3 km from Playa Hermosa.

IS AT (local time)

Playa Hermosa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At lightning 9km W of Parrita, 24 km from Playa Hermosa.

Air temperature

Current weather near Playa Hermosa

Overall Playa Hermosa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


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

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

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Playa Hermosa

Photo credit: pedro

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Playa Hermosa

Photo credit: Arthur Costi

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Playa Hermosa

Photo credit: Arthur Costi

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Playa Hermosa

Photo credit: Bruddah Mike

Playa Hermosa Location Maps

Playa Hermosa Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Golfo de Nicoya surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Playa Hermosa

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Playa Hermosa:

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Wave buoys nearest to Playa Hermosa:

Tide stations nearest to Playa Hermosa:

  • Closest tide station
    31 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Punta Arenas
    31 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    111 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    San Juan del Norte (Greytown)
    111 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    118 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica is 143 km (89 miles) away.
  • Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Playa Hermosa and is 153 km (95 miles) away.
Playa Hermosa break location map and break info