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Playa Valor ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Playa Valor Surf Guide

Playa Valor in Golfo de Nicoya is a reasonably exposed reef/rivermouth break that has unreliable waves The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rips and polluition.

Playa Valor Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef/rivermouthIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
29.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Valor:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa Valor occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Playa Valor (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Valor 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 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa Valor Location Map

Interactive Playa Valor 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 Valor is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 53 km (33 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Valor is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP), also in Costa Rica, 67 km (42 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
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 Valor Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 23:19 Local Time
MonTuesday 13
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.5
S
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 15 21 21 21
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 0
NE 5
NE 5
ENE
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Swell History at Playa Valor

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

Wind History at Playa Valor

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Playa Valor. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: very consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa Valor:

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.