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Roca Loca ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Roca Loca Surf Guide

Roca Loca in Golfo de Nicoya is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the west. There is a right hand reef break. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rocks, rips and currents.

Roca Loca Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Roca Loca:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Roca Loca 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 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% 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
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Roca Loca Location Map

Interactive Roca Loca 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 Roca Loca is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Roca Loca is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 64 km (40 miles) away.

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Roca Loca Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 21:08 Local Time
FriSaturday 06
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 10
NNE 15
N 15
N
Wind State glass cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Roca Loca

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

Wind History at Roca Loca

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

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    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

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