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Surfing Popoyo, Nicaragua photo


Photo credit: David Ralph

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.2 °C

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 16:14 Local time
Wednesday 13Thu
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 13 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
E 15
E 15
ESE 10
Wind State cross-

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Popoyo in Tola Province is an exposed reef break that has very consistent waves Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Nicaragua wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Playa Colorado, 9 km from Popoyo.

IS AT (local time)

Popoyo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rivas Airport, 32 km from Popoyo.

light winds from the ESE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
30 °C

Current weather near Popoyo

Overall Popoyo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

Surf stats for Popoyo: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Popoyo: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Popoyo Location Maps

Popoyo Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Popoyo:

Tide stations nearest to Popoyo:

  • Closest tide station
    San Juan del Sur
    22 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    35 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    101 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    El Realejo
    103 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Punta Arenas
    135 mi


  • 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.
  • The third closest airport is Nosara Airport (NOB), also in Costa Rica, 172 km (107 miles) away.
Popoyo break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Popoyo, Tola Province. Use the tab navigation above to view Popoyo sea temperature, Popoyo photographs, Popoyo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Popoyo webcams, current wind from Tola Province live weather stations and Popoyo tide predictions. The Nicaragua swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Nicaragua and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Nicaragua wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Popoyo.