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The Tree ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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The Tree Surf Guide

The Tree in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for crocodiles,snakes.

The Tree Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Tree:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Tree with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 65% of the time in December while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
65%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Tree Location Map

Interactive The Tree 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 The Tree is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 53 km (33 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Tree is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Tree Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 07:25 Local Time
Monday 08
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 15
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 10
SW 15
S 10
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
on cross-
on
cross

Swell History at The Tree

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

Wind History at The Tree

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon  s44.0
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    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
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    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Tree: