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Costa Rica is one of the safest social environments in Central America. As a result, tourism boosted, and the country's economy thrived. Although you'll find a few crowded surf breaks, in a way similar to what you get in Southern California, Australian, and Western Europe, it is safe to say that Costa Rica offers a balanced menu of quality waves and riding opportunities. Costa Rica has a relatively steady climate with temperatures ranging between 78°F and 80°F (26°C-27°C). Rainfalls are intense, yet rare and come in short bursts. The three main surfing provinces in Costa Rica are Guanacaste, Puntarenas, and Limón. Let's take a look at the best surf breaks the country has to offer.


 

All Day Surfing Expedition

For those of us who do not tire easily why not try an entire day of surfing, We will start by picking you up and taking you to Playa Grande where you will receive two hours of in water instruction on how to surf and catch waves the spend another 2-3 hours at the beach to put your new found skills to the test. Imagine the thrill of surfing the beaches made famous by the "Endless Summer" movies. This activity is suitable for all ages and athletic types. Our instructors will not only teach you how to surf; they'll also guarantee you will be surfing by the end of their lesson or your tour is free! Once you catch the bug, there will be no going back and you will be riding the waves in no time at all.

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Beginner Surf Lessons

Imagine the thrill of surfing the beaches made famous by the "Endless Summer" movies. This activity is suitable for all ages and athletic types. Our instructors will not only teach you how to surf; they'll also guarantee you will be surfing by the end of their lesson or your tour is free!  Once you catch the bug, there will be no going back and you will be riding the waves in no time at all.

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Ollie's Point Surfing Experience

Four people can comfortably share one of our ocean-going "Pangas" (local fishing boat) to experience our Ollie’s Point Surf Trip. Ollie’s Point is famous for its long, perfect green walls. The offshore winds that blow most of the year put the finishing touches on one of the best waves in the world. The wave is extremely consistent and even first-time visitors learn the waves' tendencies quickly. This is why so many surfers say they have had the “wave of their life” at Ollie’s point. Make sure to take an Ollie’s Point surf trip and create your own lasting memories. The tour includes drinks (soda, water, fruit juice) Chips with Dip, Fresh Pineapple and Tuna Sandwiches. Our trips do not include alcoholic beverages but feel free to bring your own. Please bring a copy of your passport. Other recommended items to bring are a hat, towel, sunscreen, bathing suit, music, and a camera.  

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Playa Grande Surf Lessons

What could possibly be more fun than group surfing lessons on Playa Grande? Private Surf Lessons with our best surf instructors! Between one to four people can participate in this activity and have your very own private instructor who knows Playa Grande's ins and outs. Imagine the thrill of surfing the beaches made famous by the "Endless Summer" movies. This activity is suitable for all ages and athletic types. Our instructors will not only teach you how to surf; they'll also guarantee you will be surfing by the end of their lesson or your tour is free! Once you catch the bug, there will be no going back and you will be riding the waves in no time at all.

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Private Surf Lessons

What could possibly be more fun than group surfing lessons on Playa Grande? Private Surf Lessons with our best surf instructors! Between one to four people can participate in this activity and have your very own private instructor who knows Playa Grande's ins and outs. Imagine the thrill of surfing the beaches made famous by the "Endless Summer" movies. This activity is suitable for all ages and athletic types. Our instructors will not only teach you how to surf; they'll also guarantee you will be surfing by the end of their lesson or your tour is free! Once you catch the bug, there will be no going back and you will be riding the waves in no time at all.

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Stand Up Paddle Board Tour

Come join us in our new SUP adventure in one of the most beautiful beaches in Guanacaste. We start our tour with the instruction and demonstration of our experienced guides after that will be ready to go to the water and enjoy riding your SUP board in the beautiful flat waters of Flamingo, Conchal, Brasilito or Puerto Viejo de Conchal the southernmost end of the beautiful white sanded beach of Playa Conchal. 

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Surf Lessons and ATV Tour

Ride ATVs on the beach and arrive at our surfing base camp for two hours of surfing and instruction then after a quick fresh water shower hop back on your ATV and explore the backroads north of Tamarindo or maybe stop for a quick bite to eat. This exciting two-part tour starts with a ride along the beaches then surf instruction and waves catching at Playa Grande where there are waves for all levels. We guarantee you will surf. Take this tour to view this world from a different perspective. Stop to look at monkeys or have a sip of Tamarindo Tea. Ride the beaches and hidden trails of the gorgeous Guanacaste, Costa Rica Pacific coastline. Pause half way through to catch the waves that made Guanacaste famous. Ask your guide to help you find any secret surf spots off the beaten path. Our ATVs are matched up to our riders' ages and experience levels and our guides are trained to ensure you have a wonderful experience while focusing on your safety at all times. This is one of our most popular tours: but don't just take our word for it, try it for yourselves. Costa Rica is famous for the beautiful white sand beaches. You will spend two hours exploring these beaches along the southern coastline. You will ride on the beach and can even stop for a swim if you would like. We will also spend time winding your way on ATVs through back trails and back roads. This is a great way to get out and explore for a couple of hours in the beautiful sunshine. 

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Witches Rock Surf Journey

Welcome to some of the best surfing guided by some of the best surfers in Costa Rica. Witch’s Rock Surf Trip is a must for anyone who takes their surfing seriously. The massive volcanic rock that is Witch’s Rock stands guard over some of the best surf in Costa Rica. Legend says that the rock is haunted by a witch, and the imposing monolith does add a certain mysticism to the place – especially at sunrise and sunset. However, you are here for the hollow spitting barrels that are the cornerstone of a Witch’s Rock surf trip. This shallow sand bottom beach break can be shifty at times. However, the open exposure leads to plenty of consistency and the Witch will send you a wave that will make your heart pump and your pulse race. You just need the courage to pull in! Bring sunscreen, your best board and lots of energy. As a bonus, if the conditions are correct, we will introduce you to some secret spots between Playa del Coco and Ollie’s Point that will blow you away.

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  • All Day Surfing Expedition

    For those of us who do not tire easily why not try an entire day of surfing, We will start by picking you up and taking you to Playa Grande where you will receive two hours of in water instructio...
    From USD 139
    Book Now!
  • Beginner Surf Lessons

    Imagine the thrill of surfing the beaches made famous by the "Endless Summer" movies. This activity is suitable for all ages and athletic types. Our instructors will not only teach you ...
    From USD 59
    Book Now!
  • Ollie's Point Surfing Experience

    Four people can comfortably share one of our ocean-going "Pangas" (local fishing boat) to experience our Ollie’s Point Surf Trip. Ollie’s Point is famous for its long, perfe...
    From USD 169
    Book Now!
  • Playa Grande Surf Lessons

    What could possibly be more fun than group surfing lessons on Playa Grande? Private Surf Lessons with our best surf instructors! Between one to four people can participate in this activity a...
    From USD 57
    Book Now!
  • Private Surf Lessons

    What could possibly be more fun than group surfing lessons on Playa Grande? Private Surf Lessons with our best surf instructors! Between one to four people can participate in this activity a...
    From USD 79
    Book Now!
  • Surf Lessons and ATV Tour

    Ride ATVs on the beach and arrive at our surfing base camp for two hours of surfing and instruction then after a quick fresh water shower hop back on your ATV and explore the backr...
    From USD 79
    Book Now!
  • Surfboard Rentals

      The coasts of Costa Rica are famous for their good surfing, in Guanacaste, you can find many places to surf, visit a different place per day without having to travel many kilometers. If ...
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  • Witches Rock Surf Journey

    Welcome to some of the best surfing guided by some of the best surfers in Costa Rica. Witch’s Rock Surf Trip is a must for anyone who takes their surfing seriously. The massive volcani...
    From USD 169
    Book Now!

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Playa Naranjo/Witch's Rock

Located in a natural sanctuary, Witch's Rock is one of the most well-known surf spots in Costa Rica, but it rarely gets crowded. It breaks in front of Roca Bruja, a giant volcano rock cursed by a witch, and offers intense surfing experiences. This world-class wave is not for the faint of heart.

Location: Santa Rosa National Park, Guanacaste
Coordinates: 10.793383, -85.676521
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Type of Break: Beach Break
Ocean Floor: Sand
Swell Direction: W
Wind Direction: NE
Tide: Mid-to-High
Months: April/October

Playa Grande

Located north of Tamarindo, this is a surf break for all experience levels, and sea turtles, too. It can get crowded and is profoundly influenced by sudden tide changes. Watch out for occasional crocodile attacks.

Location: Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Coordinates: 10.323635, -85.841880
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Type of Break: Beach Break
Ocean Floor: Sand
Swell Direction: SW/NW
Wind Direction: NE
Tide: Mid-to-High
Months: March-November

Playa Tamarindo

A popular, laid-back surf spot located in a wide bay with a river mouth. Tamarindo delivers consistent waves all year-round, and a long stretch of white sand. It is considered one of the best waves in Costa Rica.

Location: Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Coordinates: 10.304308, -85.839798
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Type of Break: Beach Break
Ocean Floor: Sand
Swell Direction: SW/NW
Wind Direction: E
Tide: Mid-to-High
Months: March-November

Playa Avellanas

A beautiful surf spot located ten kilometers south of Tamarindo that handles XXL swells extremely well. With its five wave peaks - Little Hawaii, River Mouth, Palo Seco, Lola's and La Purruja - it offers perfect conditions for all levels of surfing.

Location: Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Coordinates: 10.227528, -85.837565
Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Type of Break: Reef Break
Ocean Floor: Reef and Sand
Swell Direction: W
Wind Direction: E
Tide: Mid-to-High
Months: May-November

Playa Negra

A typical right-hand reef break with a channel that was featured in "The Endless Summer II" movie. A consistent and fast barreling wave for surfers who seek pure adrenaline moments in warm waters.

Location: Los Pargos, Guanacaste
Coordinates: 10.194993, -85.830497
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Type of Break: Reef Break
Ocean Floor: Reef and Sand
Swell Direction: W
Wind Direction: NE
Tide: Mid
Months: April/October