Costa Rica Surf Travel Report – Volume 20, Issue #968
June 10, 2019
Costa Rica Surf Travel Report – Volume 20, Issue #970
June 27, 2019

Costa Rica Surf Travel Report | Volume 20, Issue #969

PIC OF THE WEEK: Zebadiah Healer blazing down the line in Dominical - Photo: Tony at Via de Agua

TIDES for June 19, 2019


Low Tide: .91 feet at 10:03 a.m.
High Tide: 9.17 feet at 4:17 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - July 2nd

National Forecast

Caribbean 9-12 ft. 6-8 ft. 6-7 ft. 10-14 ft.  9-12 ft. 6-8 ft. 4-6 ft.
North Pacific 4-6 ft. 3-5 ft. 3-5 ft. 4-5 ft. 4-5 ft. 3-5 ft. 3-5 ft.
South Pacific 4-6 ft. 4-5 ft. 4-5 ft. 4-6 ft. 4-6 ft. 4-6 ft. 4-5 ft.


Caribbean - 16 feet at 11 seconds! That's what is headed for the Caribbean coast this weekend. The waves will be double overhead at the main reefs, and beach breaks will be a mess. Waves stay overhead through Monday then drop back to waist to chest by next Thursday.

Pacific - Waves will be consistent for the next week with a long period (3 feet at 14 seconds) SSW swell mixed with a shorter period SW. That means surf head high to overhead and lots of waves. A reinforcing SSW swell arrives Sunday to keep it overhead on the sets through next Wednesday.

Facebook and Video Favorites

To get you hyped up for the 2020 Envision Festival, check out what the VIP experience will be like on YouTube.

Are you tired of plastic pollution? Here is a Facebook group dedicated to Taking Action to stop it!

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


Orlando to San Jose on Spirit Airlines for July dates for $288 roundtrip. Contact us to set up your flights.

Envision Festival to Become a Full 7-Day Experience for its 10th Anniversary

LATEST SURFBOARD BAG FEES - Including information about American Airlines recent move to LOWER rates to $30 per board bag, if checked as baggage (under 126 inches total and <50 pounds). 

Do you want to take a surf lesson or tour around Dominical or Uvita? See our favorite guides.


A National Record: Jair Pérez is the new National Surf Champion for 2019! Read more.

2019 Kolbi Circuito Nacional de Surf Calendar:
Jaco ~ June 29-30
Playa Hermosa ~ July 26-27-28

The National SUP Race Circuit event dates:
August 24th - Herradura
November 16th - Catalinas Islands

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


Listen to my interview with Joe and the boys on the Get Out and Surf Podcast on I-Tunes

Playa Hermosa gets 73 million colones for Lifeguards in 2019

Summer time beach cleanup calendar with Operation Rich Coast on Facebook

The Annual Roca Verde Benefit for the Costa Ballena Lifeguards will be on June 30th.

There's going to be a big Reggae show 6/29 and 30th at Patrons in Dominical. Junior Dread from Brazil and Un Rojo from Costa Rica are among the many acts performing. One day tickets are $30, two day tickets at $50. The money raised goes to support the Costa Ballena Lifeguards. Check the flyer  here.


Help the Costa Ballena Lifeguard program with a donation through their website.

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


Surf and Yoga Retreat - Disconnect to Reconnect - August 3rd to 9th in Dominical

Surf Pavones with Andrea Diaz - September 7th-13th

Witchs Rock is hosting Women's Surf Retreats in June, July, and August. Contact us for prices and to reserve your space!

--> CRSURF discounts <--

Get $5 off a surf lesson with Dominical Surf School (just mention us)

Beginner Surf Package with Seafari CR in Tamarindo: Save up to 15% on early bird prices.

5% off at Dollar Car Rental add 'crsurf' as the coupon code

10% off at WOW Surf by mentioning CRsurf at checkout

10% off at Adventure Inn add 'crsurf' as the coupon code

5-20% off at Alamo, Adobe, or Vamos Car Rental. Alamo also gives a free extra driver and with collision coverage only a $500 deductible.


Northern Nicoya Peninsula

Playa Grande

Hotel Las Tortugas

Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas - 6/16 - We are starting to have all day off-shores every few days as the Indian Summer appears to be heading our way - probably by next weekend as the morning high tides kick in.  Be careful in Nicaragua, I just had another friend have a close call there.


Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica - 6/16 - Very small conditions, although looking on the bright, its been perfect for beginners to get confidence out there. 1-2ft on the best sets every other time, glass, no wind or very light if any and the sand bars spread along opened a long ride for several people at the same time. Longboards paradise!

Weather has been humid and sunny, some North winds announce the posible Veranillo de San Juan to be present in July. Avellanas has been great longboard sessions all this days, despite the wind shift every mid afternoon.
Sunset sax Saturdays at Costa Rica sailing center, in Playa Potrero, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm   Get some Sunset Sax In Your Soul! 


Surfing Nosara Eli at - 6/16 - Beautiful sunny morning with clean water and good waves. The size is chest high to shoulder high, and occasionally the good set coming. If you are in Playa Guiones today visit El Local stylish Farm to Table Restaurant serving Craft Beer & Cocktails. All Meat, Fish, and Produced Sourced Locally.

South Nicoya Peninsula

Mal Pais Surf - 6/15 - This morning at 7 am waves were waist to chest high Light off shore wind and sunny clear skies. Dead low session with nice open peaks on the sets. Good conditions, nice sunny morning.

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa - 6/15 - Clean and Fun – Smaller SW/SSW Mix Filling In – 2-3ft — Outlook is to slow ease thru the rest of the week  — Beautiful day here in Playa Hermosa

Local’s Corner: – Mark your calendars for the Circuito Nacional Kolbi in Playa Jaco June 29 & 30th and in Playa Hermosa July 19, 20 & 21 and then the Circuito SUP Race in Herradura August 15th;  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. 


Walking on Water Surf Shop Jaco Chuck at WOW Surf Shop - 6/16 - A week of interesting things, weather has been beautiful and waves have been super fun in Jaco. Not very many people do waves are there for the asking! Life is good ( Pura Vida) and I just ask for moderation in everything! Thanks have fun , Happy Surfing! Chuck and the crew at WOW SURF! Oh if your school needs an overhaul I have just received a container of NSP surfboards! Best school boards on the planet, let us know and get 10% off wholesale before July 1st !!! 

Manuel Antonio / Dominical

Manuel Antonio

manuel-antonio-surf-school-125Luis at Manuel Antonio Surf School - 6/16 - In Manuel Antonio the waves are small 1-3ft but the conditions are good. No wind and no rip tides.


Steve at Jazzys River House - This morning's high tide session wasn't great but an improvement over the past few days.  4' to 5' foot average with a few overhead waves, clean lines fairly consistent spacing and a brisk offshore were the features but the addition of some modest peaks were the major improvement over the long dumping flat walls we've been seeing.  Small crowd under mostly clear blue skies topped things off today.  Punta Dominical, Playa Hermosa South and Dominicalito also had better than average conditions today - a little smaller than Dominical but with some of the same features.

Hotel Roca Verde is back to hosting Friday night live music with Ken Nickel and Nancy Buchan and Friends providing the tunes. Come early for great food in a delightful beachside atmosphere; music starts around 7.  Check for low season discounts and specials or stop by and visit Ruby in her Fine Art Studio/Gallery and ask about her popular class which she calls 'Plant Part Art'.  Learn the secrets to the ancient crafts of weaving, twining, plaiting, sewing, etc...  And if you're having trouble with stiff and sore muscles, body aches and pains see Steve whose East/West massage therapy can be helpful.  Steve also gives surf lessons and buys, rents and sells boards.  See Steve also for instruction in Traditional Taoist Internal Exercises.  

Southern Zone


Una Ola Pavones Surf CampColin at Una Ola Surf Camp - 6/14 - The surf was flat, with knee high waves at best, this morning.  There is still a lot of debris on the beaches, and the water is still brown from all the run off.  The rivermouth has moved north around the corner, as the rainy season sandbars are shifting it’s course.  This should set up some nice sandbars for the next swell.

The Caribbean

Salsa Brava

Solspot Surf Forecast

Solspot - 6/18 - 6-8 feet with a dominant ENE med-period swell. Primary Swell: 11.6ft. 9.3 seconds 67 degrees (ENE). East-Northeast med-period swell picking up. 

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