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Tamarindo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 3.5

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Tamarindo break guidePhoto by: Costa Rica Surf Club

Tamarindo Surf Guide

Tamarindo in Guanacaste is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It's often crowded here. Beware of .

Tamarindo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tamarindo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tamarindo occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:
Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Tamarindo sea temperature, Tamarindo photographs, Tamarindo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tamarindo webcams, current wind from Guanacaste live weather stations and Tamarindo tide predictions. The Costa Rica swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Costa Rica 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 Costa Rica 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 Tamarindo

Tamarindo Surf:

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 08:49 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 14 17 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
ENE 20
ENE 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Diria, 1 km from Tamarindo.

IS AT (local time)

Tamarindo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Liberia/Tomas Guardia Airport, 45 km from Tamarindo.

light winds from the NW

Light rain
Air temperature
25 °C

Current weather near Tamarindo

Overall Tamarindo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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


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

Pico Grande, Tamarindo photo


Photo credit: Costa Rica Surf Club

Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica photo


Photo credit: Costa Rica Surf Club

Tamarindo photo


Photo credit: Fabian Araya M

Book your Next Surf Trip with Us, Tamarindo photo


Photo credit: Pure Life

Tamarindo Location Maps

Tamarindo Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Guanacaste surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Tamarindo

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Tamarindo:

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Wave buoys nearest to Tamarindo:

Tide stations nearest to Tamarindo:

  • Closest tide station
    San Juan del Sur
    65 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Punta Arenas
    73 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    75 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    112 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    San Juan del Norte (Greytown)
    152 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tamarindo is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, which is 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tamarindo is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica, 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 182 km (113 miles) away.
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