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Playa Santa Teresa Surf Forecast / Golfo de Nicoya / Costa Rica

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 11 Aug 2022 CST
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Playa Santa Teresa surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Playa Santa Teresa sea temperature is 28.2 °C (Statistics for 11 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 28.3 max: 29.5 min: 26.7 °C)
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Playa Santa Teresa surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Playa Santa Teresa sea temperature is 28.2 °C (Statistics for 11 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 28.3 max: 29.5 min: 26.7 °C)

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Playa Santa Teresa this week:

The surf forecast for Playa Santa Teresa over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Aug 12) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 18s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Playa Santa Teresa in the next 12 days are 2.3m 17s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 18) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.1m 7s period and expected on Tuesday (Aug 16) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Fri 12th Aug)2.5ft (0.8m) 14s
Best Surf 9AM (Tue 16th Aug)5ft (1.5m) 18s
Most Powerful12AM (Thu 18th Aug)7.5ft (2.3m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Playa Santa Teresa over the next 12 days.

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Thu
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tue
23
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
234344433244345245254354500001133244
Swell
Height Map
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T honduras.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
1
SW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
0.1
SW
0.3
WSW
0.3
SW
0.1
SW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
Period(s) (?)14141716161615141414181616151816162014171617161615196182216161412191818
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)23425558766964461255141233137395479878859113939749501141472305626162352157614741021156492091149437373436854915
Wind
(km/h)
10
WSW
5
ESE
5
WSW
15
WSW
5
ENE
5
N
5
WSW
5
SE
5
N
10
WSW
5
NNE
0
NW
15
WSW
5
E
10
ESE
25
SSE
5
NE
5
E
15
SSW
15
NW
5
NW
15
W
5
WNW
5
SE
10
SSW
5
W
0
ESE
10
SW
5
WSW
5
ENE
15
WSW
5
WSW
5
NNW
15
WSW
5
WSW
5
WSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
glassglassonglassglassonglassglassonglassglassonglasscross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
glassglassoncross-
on
glassoncross-
on
glassonglasscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:32AM
2.55
2:49PM
2.73
3:23AM
2.69
3:40PM
2.75
4:12AM
2.78
4:29PM
2.72
4:58AM
2.79
5:16PM
2.63
5:43AM
2.74
6:02PM
2.50
6:28AM
2.63
6:49PM
2.34
7:13AM
2.48
7:37PM
2.17
8:00AM
2.32
8:30PM
2.01
8:52AM
2.18
9:29PM
1.90
9:51AM
2.08
10:36PM
1.84
10:55AM
2.04
11:44PM
1.85
11:58AM
2.07
Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:17PM
0.09
8:38AM
0.22
9:08PM
-0.01
9:31AM
0.13
9:56PM
-0.06
10:21AM
0.09
10:41PM
-0.04
11:10AM
0.11
11:26PM
0.05
11:57AM
0.19
12:10AM
0.19
12:44PM
0.31
12:54AM
0.37
1:32PM
0.45
1:41AM
0.55
2:23PM
0.59
2:31AM
0.72
3:20PM
0.70
3:28AM
0.84
4:24PM
0.77
4:34AM
0.90
5:30PM
0.77
5:40AM
0.90

Note: the tide data above is for El Carmen which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Playa Santa Teresa.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Playa Santa Teresa blow from the NE

Thu
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tue
23
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Rain (mm)
1168-54---1262219772---224265-2311921127
Temp. °C262426262626262627272627272626262527272627272628272727282727282628272627
Low °C262325262425262526272526272426252526262527262627272627272627272627272626
Feels °C (?)292830293130303130303030293029272830293031292932303232313132312932292930
Sunrise--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31
Sunset5:59--5:59--5:59--5:58--5:58--5:57--5:57--5:55--5:55--5:54--5:54--5:53--

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 89mm), heaviest during Thu night. Warm (max 27°C on Sun morning, min 23°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 47mm), heaviest during Mon night. Warm (max 27°C on Sun afternoon, min 24°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Warm (max 28°C on Fri morning, min 25°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 39mm), heaviest during Mon night. Warm (max 28°C on Sat afternoon, min 26°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Playa Santa Teresa Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Playa Santa Teresa provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Playa Santa Teresa can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Playa Santa Teresa surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Playa Santa Teresa) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Playa Santa Teresa may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Playa Santa Teresa is 51 km (32 miles) from Puntarenas. If you plan a holiday in Golfo de Nicoya, look for hotels and other accommodation in Puntarenas. Puntarenas has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.