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Costa Rica Surf Report and Forecast for February 2010

By: Greg Gordon –


Caribbean Coast – This is another consistent month for surf, with waves mostly head high plus, but reaching double overhead. Lots of rain showers as well so make sure you have tread on the tires for the roads and something strong to clean out your ears after a surf session. Two major surf contests this month will bring out the locals, so show respect in the lineup.

Pacific Coast – The Papagayo winds (from the Northwest) really start howling this month, at times strong enough to cause upwelling which means chilly water. Not that chilly since you are 9 degrees Latitude, but enough so you may want a springsuit up by Witchs Rock. Waves arrive from the West North West and occasionally from the Southwest, but don’t get too big. You will see surf from waist to chest high mostly, with some 1-2 foot overhead days scattered throughout the month.

New moon – February 13th   Full Moon – February 28th

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Now is the time to start planning your spring break and summer surf getaways. Whether you are just starting out and want to find a few lessons, or you are an expert looking to score epic uncrowded conditions, we can help you plan a custom trip to fit your budget. It is what we have been doing since 1998. Flight specials on American Airlines from Orlando are ~$320.00 for March 28th or the 29th to April 4th. A small 4wd SUV costs only $219.00 per week plus insurance. So what are you waiting for? Send us an email and let us know what type of trip you are looking for ~ (prices can change quickly for flights, so no guarantees until it’s reserved)


A Caribbean Surf Association has been created to help support the youth that want to improve the surfing skills on the Caribbean coast. A series of contests have been planned, the next one coinciding with the National Surf Circuit and taking place in Westfalia on February 20th-21st,  and the organizers are looking for sponsors to help them with the financial burden. Their website,, has photos and news about upcoming events. If you are interested in promoting your company and helping kids stay off drugs and instead participate in a healthy, active lifestyle, please contact
The Adelante Open is another contest taking place on February 27th in Playa Hermosa, Uvita (about 12 km. south of Dominical) There will be cash prizes and an afterparty at the Adelante Hotel. Register at South Wave Surf Shop in Dominical or visit


Florida has an important decision to make regarding if they want oil drilling right off the coast. If you disapprove of this idea, show your opposition by joining hands on the beach on February 13th at 1 p.m. Check for details.
There will be a concert at the Harbor Reef Lodge in Nosara on February 16th to support the Nosara Wildlife Association. This comes right after the Craig Chaquito concert hosted by Safari Surf School on the 14th.
Metallica Concert on

The Dominical Lifeguards are going through some difficult times financially, and without outside support will have to be disbanded. To help them out, go to and make a donation.

CRSURF eco-T-shirts are on still on sale for only $12.99 including postage! They are made in Florida from recycled plastic and cotton, and we are donating $3 from each shirt sold to the Surfrider Foundation, (to stop the tuna farms in Punto Banco), and the Dominical Lifeguards. You can also buy leashes and boardbags from WaveTribe, made from hemp and recycled materials. Save a little green while you’re out in the big blue.






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