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Playa Tamarindo Surf Guide

Playa Tamarindo in Rivas Province is an exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Playa Tamarindo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Tamarindo:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Tamarindo 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 Tamarindo Location Map

Interactive Playa Tamarindo 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 Tamarindo is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, which is 74 km (46 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Tamarindo is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, 111 km (69 miles) away.

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Playa Tamarindo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 13:44 Local Time
Thursday 19Fri
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m)
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
10
10
15
0
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Swell History at Playa Tamarindo

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

Wind History at Playa Tamarindo

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

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