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Playa Sardinas Surf Guide

Playa Sardinas in Tola Province is an exposed reef break that usually has waves Offshore winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Rarely crowded here. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Playa Sardinas Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
27.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Sardinas:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Sardinas 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 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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).

Explore Playa Sardinas Location Map

Interactive Playa Sardinas 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 Sardinas is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, which is 65 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Sardinas is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 131 km (81 miles) away.

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Playa Sardinas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 9 December 2021, 05:29 Local Time
WedThursday 09
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off

Swell History at Playa Sardinas

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

Wind History at Playa Sardinas

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

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