Playa Santana
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Playa Santana

Rivas, Nicaragua



Skill Level
intermediate, advanced

The Break

Also known as Santana and sometimes referred to as Playa Jiquelite. Playa Santana is a powerful and barreling, short to normal beach break that goes left and right. Playa Santana Beach also has beginner-friendly breaks. Shortboards and funboards work well here. Consistency is year-round with mainly summer swells.

Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    2 - 3 ft
  • Swells
  • Wind
    18 mph
  • Weather

Last updated: 19 hours ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Mainly summer swells
  • Wave Length
    Short, Normal
  • Wave Direction
    Left, Right
  • Board Type
    Shortboard, Funboard, Longboard
  • Type of Break
  • Swell directions
  • Best wind directions
    E, NE
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Few to Crowded
  • Seabed
    Sand, Rocks
  • Best tides
    Mid, High, Rising
  • Power
    Powerful, Barreling
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

The Area

Playa Santana is a rural beach town in Rivas, Nicaragua. The area is engulfed by natural beauty, beaches, and everyday amenities are available. The closest city of Rivas is about an hour away; supplies should be brought in.

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Amenities Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Boats/Tow-ins to Breaks
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surf Photography
  • Spas/Massages
  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Moped/ATV Rentals
  • Family Friendly