About Playa Santa Teresa

A fun, hollow beach break in front of a thriving tourist town, Playa Santa Teresa has become a popular destination for everyone from surf schoolers to traveling pros. The beach break has consistently good shape, and is a bit hollower at low tide.

Source: Playa Santa Teresa Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Something for everyone.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

There are is a fair number of locals and "local" expats who surf, but they are generally pretty friendly.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Lots of tourists and a healthy population of local surfers as well.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Fun beach break with moments of brilliance.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Rips can get pretty strong.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Stays pretty clean most of the time.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rips, crowds.

Access

Easy beach access from the main road in Santa Teresa.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

Summer

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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