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Tivives Surf Guide

Tavives in Golfo de Nicoya is a fairly exposed beach break that does not work very often The best wind direction is from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and polluition.

Tivives Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tivives:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Tivives 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.
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 Tivives Location Map

Interactive Tivives 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 Tivives is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 55 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tivives is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP), also in Costa Rica, 77 km (48 miles) away.

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Tivives Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 02:32 Local Time
Thursday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Tivives

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

Wind History at Tivives

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

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