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

Overall: 3.5

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Playita Surf Guide

Playita in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Playita Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playita:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playita occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playita with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 68% of the time in November while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
68%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playita Location Map

Interactive Playita 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 Playita is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playita is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 67 km (42 miles) away.

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Playita Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 16:29 Local Time
Friday 16Sat
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
S 5
SSE 10
ESE 10
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
glass cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Playita

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

Wind History at Playita

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

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