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Popoyo Surf Guide

Popoyo in Tola Province is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Popoyo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
29.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Popoyo:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Popoyo 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 90% of the time in July while 8% 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.
clean
90%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
8%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Popoyo Location Map

Interactive Popoyo 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 Popoyo is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, which is 76 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Popoyo is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 114 km (71 miles) away.

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Popoyo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 30 September 2022, 12:54 Local Time
Friday 30Sat
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m)
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
5
10
0
5
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Swell History at Popoyo

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

Wind History at Popoyo

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

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