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Playa Jaco ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.7

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Playa Jaco break guidePhoto by: Francisco Montero Benavides

Playa Jaco Surf Guide

Playa Jaco in Golfo de Nicoya is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for sea-lice etc.

Playa Jaco Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Jaco:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Jaco 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 44% of the time in July while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Playa Jaco Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 21:37 Local Time
TueWednesday 30
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
N 5
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Swell History at Playa Jaco

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

Wind History at Playa Jaco

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

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