Costa Rica Surfing Lessons and Activities
Costa Rica has many surfing hotspots. The best time of year to surf is from November - August.
The Pacific coast, particularly in the Central Pacific and Guanacaste, has some of the best surfing in Central America.
In the Guanacaste
there are several beaches to choose from if you intend to go surfing.
Among them, Playa Negra and Playa Grande are two stand out breaks.
Playa Negra breaks over a shallow lava reef producing fast hollow waves
for advanced surfers only. Playa Grande is the most consistent break in
the area with surfable conditions most days of the year. It breaks over a sandy bottom and is good for beginner and experienced surfers.
Tamarindo is a good beach to learn how to surf, whilst Playa del
Coco offers advanced surfers the chance to surf at Witches Rock and
Ollie´s Point. On the Caribbean side there are beautiful beaches, but
limited surfing prospects.
The southern Costa Rica area has two very good spots for surf: Dominical
and Pavones Beach. Pavones Beach has thick, heavy waves which
consistently barrel and can get really big. It's little known, but
picturesque and untamed; Definitely not for the light hearted.
Wind surfing in the Tilarán area is some of the best in the world.