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Costa Rica Surf Travel Report | Volume 19, Issue #942
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Costa Rica Surf Travel Report | Volume 19, Issue #944

Costa Rica Surf Travel Report | Volume 19, Issue #943

PIC OF THE WEEK: Josymar Fuentes Villalobos seeking some shade at Witchs Rock. Photo: Augusto Figueiredo

TIDES for December 3rd, 2018


High Tide: 7.96 feet at: 11:35 a.m.
Low Tide: 1.06 feet at: 5:37 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - December 7th

National Forecast

Caribbean5-7 ft.4-6 ft.3-4 ft.4-5 ft.5-7 ft.5-7 ft.3-4 ft.
North Pacific2-3 ft.2-3 ft.1-2 ft.1-2 ft.1-2 ft.1-2 ft.2-3 ft.
South Pacific2-3 ft.2-3 ft.2-3 ft.1-2 ft.1-2 ft.1-2 ft.2-3 ft.

Caribbean - A 10 foot ENE swell (76 degrees) with a 9 second period pushes in overhead surf and drops by Wednesday. Then a new ENE swell arrives with the same size and period, pushing it back up to overhead peaks through Monday.
Pacific - A Small Southwest short-period swell is picking up Thursday and a secondary South windswell holds steady but it will be mostly waist to chest high surf with a rare head high set this week, and smaller through the weekend.

Facebook and Video Favorites

ACOS Surfing will host a National Beach Cleanup covering 10 beaches throughout Costa Rica Rica on WEDNESDAY, December 5th. Is your beach on the list?

Bay Area videographer Sachi Cunningham has a new vid coming out on Vimeo focusing on the women who ride giant waves.

Send in your favorite links to see it posted on the surf report!

View past links to our top lists of YouTube & Facebook videos and Facebook sites


Feature Article - Seven Wonders of Sarapiqui Costa Rica


Las ticas llegan completas a Segunda Ronda en los Juegos Panamericanos de Surf


Oceans Unlimited Scuba Dive Center is hosting another 'Dive for Debris' event on December 15th in Quepos. Check their Facebook page for details.

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HALF OFF rooms at Tamarindo Vista Villas until December 10th!

10% off ALL TRIPS booked this week with Safari Surf Adventures (this week only)

5% off at Dollar Car Rental - add it as the coupon code

10% off at WOW Surf by mentioning CRSurf at checkout

10% off at Adventure Inn near the airport in San Jose

10% discount at car rentals (put 'CRSURF' in the comments section and copy your confirmation number to us to provide service during and after your trip)


Northern Nicoya Peninsula

Playa Grande

Hotel Las Tortugas

Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas - 12/3 - We are enjoying beautiful, just overhead surf this week.  The tides are in the morning and the wind is off-shore.  Long sessions with hollow makable barrels and long rides with a mile of stable peaks up and down the golden sand beach.  This is some of the best surf of the year with perfect conditions that will most likely last into the weekend.  There are plenty of surfers here, but lots of waves to go around.  The insects have been mostly devoured by their predators and you can skip the repellant and bring sunscreen.


Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica - 12/2 - Waves in Tamarindo had been very fun, 2ft solid and consistent, although the currents are strong due the large amount if water moving with the change of tides. Line up fairly busy, as the local prob riders are back home for the holidays and the surf schools are un full on operation for the high season. Avellanas is lit, mostly the point breaks, incoming tides in the early morning are rewarding, 3-5ft, clean and long rides.

SurfAllDay with Seafari Costa Rica, daily surf trips. Surf with our professional guides the “must visit” surf breaks in Guanacaste. Options vary from 3 to 5 hours and full day. Ride with the locals, later enjoy the GoPro´s footage of your best rides.


Surfing NosaraAndres at - 12/3 - This morning was beautiful, very sunny morning blue sky and some waves in the lineup. Conditions this morning were OK, waves running shoulder to head high with a little current to the north side of Guiones.

South Nicoya Peninsula

Mal Pais

Solspot Surf Forecast

Solspot - 12/3 - 1-2 feet with a dominant SSW short-period swell. Primary Swell: 2.2ft. 6.4 seconds 201 degrees (SSW). Secondary Swell: 1ft. 12.5 seconds 208 degrees (SSW). Small Southwest med-period swell holding and South windswell steady.

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa - 11/29 - Cloudy and Overcast today in Playa Hermosa – Medium Winds and Fair Conditions with Rains in the area  4-6ft+ SSW Building – Chest to Head.  Outlook is to ease thru the weekend.

 We are offering Surf & Fitness Packages: Surfing, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), yoga, fitness, healthy food & plenty of good times included! More information.

Manuel Antonio / Dominical

Manuel Antonio

manuel-antonio-surf-school-125Luis at Manuel Antonio Surf School - 12/3 - Today we had very clean conditions with about 2ft waves. Really fun waves to surf.


Steve Fergus at Jazzys River House - 12/3 - 3' - 4' waves this morning with decent shape.  Fairly clean lines and even a few quick barrels.  Mild offshore with a partly cloudy sky.  Small crowds and overall good conditions.  Relatively mellow currents making it a relatively easy paddle out.  Playa Hermosa smaller and a little messier.  Dominicalito a little too small and mellow.  

Hotel Roca Verde is still hosting live music and Thursday nights featuring singer/songwriter Ken Nickel and electric fiddle wiz Nancy Buchan.  Come early for great food, music and dancing. Band starts around 7pm. Check for low season deals and specials or come by to view Ruby's collection of fine art's and craft's.  Ask about her popular class which she calls 'Plant Part Art' - learn the ancient craft's of weaving, twining, plaiting, sewing etc...  Also see Steve for help with stiff and sore muscles, body aches and pains.  His East/West massage therapy can make a big difference.  Also see Steve for surf lessons and board sales and rentals as well as private lessons with Taoist Internal Exercises.  

Southern Zone


Una Ola Pavones Surf CampColin at Una Ola Surf Camp - 12/3 - 1’-2’ with poor to fair shape. The surf is even smaller today, but at least there is something to ride on the sets.  Should be fun for longboarding once the tide fills in a bit.  There should be more waves out in Punta Banco, but I’ll just stick around here and see what comes through on the incoming tide.

The Caribbean

Salsa Brava

Solspot Surf Forecast

Solspot - 12/3 - 4-5 feet with a dominant ENE med-period swell. Primary Swell: 8.2ft. 8.2 seconds 71 degrees (ENE). East-Northeast med-period swell holding.

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