The beachbreak of Playa Madera is probably the best around San Juan. Very consistent, sometimes hollow, it hosted the first national contest in May 2002. Over the years, the fishing village of San Juan del... more
You can calibrate our breaking wave estimates in two ways: If the forecast is consistently over or under-calling the waves then use the 'wave height modifier' to adjust the scale. If the forecast is getting things wrong for particular swell directions then try adjusting the 'optimum swell direction'. Trial and error coupled with local knowledge will let you fine tune things where there are problems - although be aware some subtle local factors like a blocking headland, a deep water channel and tidal currents etc. will get missed. The breaking wave estimate is only ever a guide to using our detailed swell data to make the final call.
Optimum Swell Direction
Ajuda para previsão de surf para Playa Maderas
A detailed long range Playa Maderas Surf forecast, surf report and (where available) surf webcams. This surf forecast will be useful for both Playa Maderas and nearby surf spots in the Central America Sul area. The information here is carefully calibrated and checked, please do read the surf forecasting help information first which will give you a good idea how to start interpreting this information.