Costa Rica Surf Report and Forecast for April 2013
By: Greg Gordon – www.crsurf.com
Photo caption: Mikey Detemple enjoying the dry season’s offshore winds – photo: Jorgelina Agramunt – AvellanasSurfPhotos.com
Caribbean Coast – Since the winter is lingering in the United States, expect the waves to keep coming through most of the month. There will be two more major swells about a week apart, the 4th and the 11th, and the rest of the month consistent waist to chest high surf at the beach breaks.
Pacific Coast – The first Southwest swell of the season arrives on the 7th and maxes out by the 9th with surf two feet overhead. Then some South swell fills in by the 11th keeping it well overhead for another few days. After that it will drop and stay micro until a new Southwest arrives around the full moon.
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New Moon – April 10th Full Moon – April 25th
Even though Spring Break just ended, now is the time to plan your summer vacation since the prices for flights are still relatively inexpensive. The cheaper seats will sell out for the more popular weeks, so plan to depart and arrive Tuesday-Thursday for the best deal.
Surf Camps will be dropping their prices for the green season and so if you don’t want the hassle of driving around, just missing the best session since the wind switched, then search our website for multiple surf resorts that can cater to your level of experience and comfort. You can see our favorite camps here – http://www.crsurf.com/surfcamps.html
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Two major contests take place this month, both in Santa Teresa. First is the Reef Classic on April 17th-20th, with $10,000 in prizes. Second is the National Surf Tour event in the same location a weekend later. Both events will draw the country’s best surfers. And speaking of the best, our CRsurf team riders have done a tremendous job so far this season.
Leilani McGonagle performed fantastically in the Quiksilver Cup in Dominical, finishing in first place in Womens AND Jr. Womens division, plus placing third in Boys. Noe Mar took 5th place in the ASP Juniors event held recently in Cocoa Beach, and then won the Junior division of the Dominical event, plus finished third in the Open Division. Our company’s mission is to improve the surf community and one way is by supporting the local kids who are trying to surf professionally.
If you are traveling to Costa Rica, then before you leave visit Pack For a Purpose (www.packforapurpose.org). They match up hotels that are working with communities with travelers and have wish lists of supplies that visitors can bring down. It could be anything from t-shirts to medical supplies, art supplies, or tools. One hotel that participates is La Palapa Resort near Manuel Antonio if you want to help.
CR Surf Travel Company is a member of 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate one percent of our proceeds to environmental causes. It is part of our mission to help keep our oceans blue by supporting small hotels and camps that contribute to their community. We have also just been certified as a Benefit Corporation in California, pledging to think of sustainable practices in every business decision.
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