Anthony Fillingim in Dominical
Costa Rica Surf Travel Report – Volume 20, Issue #951
Salsiboy at Salsa Brava
Costa Rica Surf Travel Report – Volume 20, Issue #953

Costa Rica Surf Travel Report | Volume 20, Issue #952

PIC OF THE WEEK: Speeding down a glassy face in Dominical -  Photo: Tony at Via de Agua

TIDES for February 6th, 2019


Low Tide: .15 feet at 10:02 a.m.
High Tide: 8.58 feet at 4:20 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

Full Moon - February 18th

National Forecast

Caribbean 2-3 ft. 2-3 ft. 3-5 ft. 4-6 ft. 5-7 ft. 6-8 ft. 6-8 ft.
North Pacific 1-2 ft. 1-2 ft. 3-4 ft. 4-5 ft. 4-5 ft. 3-4 ft. 2-4 ft.
South Pacific 2-3 ft. 1-2 ft. 3-5 ft. 4-5 ft. 4-5 ft. 3-4 ft. 2-3 ft.

Caribbean - Slowly building ENE swell with a 9 second period. It should be overhead by the weekend, and a couple of feet overhead by next Tuesday with a slow fade after that.

Pacific - Southwest swell starts filling in on Friday with chest to head high waves (1.4ft with a 19second period), and grows to 1-2 feet overhead for the weekend. It starts dropping back to head high by Monday and then a foot smaller for next week.

Facebook and Video Favorites

Check the latest photos from the Caribbean Side on the Puerto Viejo Open Pro Facebook page

See how Biofase makes organic plastics from avocado seeds on YouTube

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


Surf Lessons and Surf Tours around Dominical and Uvita

Why I LOVE the Envision Festival - by guest author and yogini Amber Hagberg

Bamboo Bass Festival in Jaco - February 22nd to the 25th at the park in Ocean Ranch. Details on Facebook

Envision Festival is right around the corner! February 28th to March 3rd. Get your tickets now and then contact us for lodging and transportation. Mention this surf report and get a $25 credit for your stay.


Oscar Urbina takes down the Open and Juniors Categories in the Puerto Viejo Open Pro in Playa Cocles. Cedric Mccrackin takes 2nd in both categories.

2019 Kolbi Circuito Nacional de Surf Calendar:
Puerto Viejo ~ February 23-24
Playa Guiones ~ March 23-24
Santa Teresa ~ April 27-28
Avellanas ~ May 18-19
Jaco ~ June 29-30
Playa Hermosa ~ July 26-27-28

Banana Beach Club is hosting an Air Show every Monday in Santa Teresa from now until April 29th. $250 in prizes offered in three categories - tag team, best air, and best wave.

Backyard Surf Series in Playa Hermosa - Every Friday and Saturday behind the Backyard Bar starting at 4 p.m. 


The Wave Brigade – Saving our Seas by Supporting Local Surf Athletes - An interview with visionary Reuben Walker – CEO of Envision Festival

Follow Operation Rich Coast to see when beach cleanups are taking place this month.

Book a trip through CRsurf and we will sponsor a tree in your name through our partners at

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Beginner Surf Package with Seafari CR in Tamarindo: Save 10% on early bird beginner packages. 

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 - 2/3 -Since the high tide is in the afternoon right now, the off-shores have been a little flukey at the best surfing tides and a few high potential sessions have been blown out even though the waves were bigger (2 feet overhead) this week end.  We are back to smaller surf now and in a few days the tides will be high enough to catch daybreak and our morning consistently good surf cycle will begin again. The water is still warm from the week end on- shores.


Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica - 2/3 - Beautiful sunny days, off shore wind all day and fun 2ft+ waves at the sand bars, crowded line up so it's a good thing to be picky about your waves. Langosta point break 8 is a good idea within the low tides, fast and hollow rides are giving a good shade from the sun.

Fridays!  Come for an unforgettable evening of dining and music at El Coconut restaurant--where quality meets passion! With Joe Hrbek on saxophone. Contact us via CR surf travel and get 10% off the rate on full day tours.


Surfing NosaraBrayan at - 2/5 - Great morning with nice conditions. The waves are goood, they run waist high to chest high with the tide was low. 

South Nicoya Peninsula

Mal Pais Surf - 2/5 - This morning at 7 am waves were waist to chest high occasionally a bigger one on the set. Off shore wind and sunny clear skies. Fast kind of closing out but some nice ones on the sets. Tide was dropping, good conditions, ok waves.

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa - 2/5 - LEFTOVER SSW 3-4ft WAIST HIGH AND FUN  – OUTLOOK THE SAME THE NEXT FEW DAYS – Clean and beautiful at the beach this morning with low tide – Sun is out strong in Playa Hermosa.

 Local’s Corner: – Every Weekend don’t miss the Master’s Surf Series – 4PM on Fridays and the Saturday Surf Series on Saturdays – 4PM in front of the Backyard Bar.  

Mark your calendars for the Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown Fishing Tournament  - Dates: Leg Two Feb 27- March 2; Leg Three - March 27-30.  

The Bamboo Bass Festival 2019 is being held this year at the park at Ocean Ranch Feb 22-24th.  Among the artists who will perform in Costa Rica this February include Mr. Carmack, Craze, AC Slater, Stylust, Flava D, Truth, Stööki Sound and Zeke Beats.

Manuel Antonio / Dominical

Manuel Antonio

manuel-antonio-surf-school-125Luis at Manuel Antonio Surf School - 2/5 - The waves were very small about 3-4 feet today. It was also windy today.


Steve Fergus at Jazzys River House - 2/5 - Afternoon higher tide wasn't pretty but was exceptionally fun.  Shifting breezes including an occasional offshore ruffled the water but the small waves stayed open all the way to the sand.  Lots of waves for a fairly small crowd.  Early morning low tide turned on some clean barrels, especially at the river mouth.  Good day in Dominical.  Good reports from the point lately - some surprising good conditions - even at low tide.  Dominicalito has had some small but fun waves as has Hermosa South.  

Hotel Roca Verde is offering live music each Friday night currently with one version or another of the G-String Cowboys with Nancy Buchan, the electric electric fiddler all star.  Check for discounts and specials or come by and visit artist Ruby Kim in her studio/gallery.  Ask about her popular class which she calls 'Plant Part Art'.  Learn the ancient crafts of weaving, plaiting, twining, sewing etc...  Check with Steve if in need of relief from body aches and pains as his East/West Massage Therapy can be helpful. See Steve also for surf lessons, board sales and rentals and private instruction in Traditional Taoist Internal Exercises. 

Southern Zone


Una Ola Pavones Surf CampColin at Una Ola Surf Camp - 2/5 - Ankle to knee high waves.  It’s flat!  Light winds most of the day.

The Caribbean

Salsa Brava

Solspot Surf Forecast

Solspot - 2/5 - 3-4 feet with a dominant ENE short-period swell. Primary Swell: 7.7ft. 7.4 seconds 64 degrees (ENE). Forecast - East-Northeast short-period swell steady.

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