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Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Guanacaste, Costa Rica)

Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point) break guidePhoto by: Carol Chapman

Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point) Surf Guide

Potrero Grande(OlliesPoint) in Guanacaste is an exposed point/Rivermouth break that has consistent surf Ideal winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include rocks, sharks,sea crcodiles,sea-lice and isolation.

Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point):

The best conditions reported for surf at Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point) 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 Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point) (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point) 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 5% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point) Location Map

Interactive Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point) 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 Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point) is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point) is Nosara Airport (NOB), also in Costa Rica, 98 km (61 miles) away.

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Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 14:08 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point)

Surf stats for Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point)

Wind stats for Potrero Grande (Ollie's Point), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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