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Playa Hermosa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Playa Hermosa Surf Guide

Playa Hermosa in Rivas Province is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Playa Hermosa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Hermosa:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Hermosa 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 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
91%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
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 Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, which is 73 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Hermosa is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, 113 km (70 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Playa Hermosa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 00:26 Local Time
MonTuesday 13
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.5
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
Period (s) 16 21 21 21
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 20
ENE 15
ENE 20
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Playa Hermosa

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

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.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa Hermosa:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.