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Golfo De Nicoya Surfing

Central America South > Costa Rica
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In the ?70?s, Central America began to attract U.S surfers, looking for exotic waves close to home. Costa Rica was a major draw, where it was possible to be surfing an endless, peeling pointbreak, within an hour's drive of the airport and a choice of two very different coastlines. Political stability, high degree of education and an absence of civil war, so popular in neighbouring countries, has earned it the reputation of being a ?Latin Switzerland?. Compared to its population, Costa Rica has an incredible number of surfing expats and travellers, representing 10% of all tourists, which translates to 100,000 surfers. Areas such as Guanacaste, became a victim of its own success, so new waves were sought around the Nicoya Gulf, opening up places like Mal Pais. Despite the shocking access roads requiring 4WD in the wet season, this wild area became a surf-school heaven, trading on idyllic tropical scenery, incredible national park wildlife and mellow beachbreaks.
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23 - 35°C
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23 - 35°C
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23 - 33°C
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23 - 32°C
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23 - 32°C
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22 - 32°C
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+ Great left pointbreaks
+ Consistent powerful beaches
+ Both south and north swells
+ Exotic warm and friendly
- Best swells in rainy season
- Beaches close-out easily
- Crowded breaks, busy resorts
- Some bad roads and petty crime
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Carmen Star Grey Star 1.5ft 17secs 199° 8mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 6
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S - NW North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Roca Loca Star 1.5ft 17secs 199° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef and Sand 10
3
S - NW North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Santa Teresa Grey Star 2.5ft 9secs 185° 8mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
1
S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Hermosa Star 2ft 9secs 191° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
1
S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Cedros Star 3.5ft 17secs 199° 8mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Boca Tusubres Star 2ft 9secs 191° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 8
1
SE - NW North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Esterillos Oeste Grey Star Grey Star 1.5ft 17secs 199° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 8
1
SE - NW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Caletas Grey Star 2.5ft 9secs 185° 8mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef and Sand 8
1
S - NW North Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Coyote Grey Star 2.5ft 9secs 185° 8mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Escondida Grey Star 2ft 9secs 191° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 8
2
S - SW Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Jaco Star 2ft 9secs 191° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Manzanillo Grey Star 2.5ft 9secs 185° 8mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 6
2
S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Punta Barigona Star Grey Star 1.5ft 17secs 199° 8mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 8
2
S - NW North Easterly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Tivives Star 2ft 9secs 191° 3mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available Uneven Reef and Sand 6
2
S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Puerto Caldera Star 2ft 9secs 191° 3mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 8
2
S - SW Easterly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Boca Barranca Star 2ft 9secs 191° 3mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available Uneven Reef and Sand 10
3
S - SW Easterly Low to Mid Tide