Costa Rica Surfing Lessons

Costa Rica Surfing Lessons and Activities

Costa Rica has many surfing hotspots. The best time of the 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 Guanacaste, there are several beaches to choose from if you intend to go surfing. Among them, Playa Negra and Playa Grande are two stand outbreaks. 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 beginners 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 that consistently barrel and can get really big. It’s little known but picturesque and untamed; Definitely not for the light-hearted.

Windsurfing in the Tilarán area is some of the best in the world.