Costa Rica Surf Travel Report – Volume 20, Issue #969
June 19, 2019
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July 5, 2019

Costa Rica Surf Travel Report | Volume 20, Issue #970

PIC OF THE WEEK: Diving deep into the creativity of Costa Rica's art - Artist: Feliz Murillo

TIDES for June 28, 2019


High Tide: 7.98 feet at 11:04 a.m.
Low Tide: 1.75 feet at 5:21 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - July 2nd

National Forecast

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


Caribbean - Solid surf this weekend with waves 1-2 feet overhead on the sets. Monday has a new pulse of ENE swell (14.3 ft at 10 seconds from 73 degrees) that pushes it close to double overhead. Then it drops back to overhead for the rest of the week. 

Pacific - Friday and Saturday have smaller surf in the chest to head range, but Sunday a new SSW swell arrives 4.1 feet at 11 seconds which brings 1-2 foot overhead sets through Tuesday. Then it drops a foot, but stays consistent as a stronger SW begins to fill in and maxes on the 9th with waves reaching double overhead (4.3 feet at 18 seconds from 218 degrees).

Facebook and Video Favorites

The 10th Anniversary of the Envision Festival video on YouTube.

Facebook event page for the Lifeguard Benefit this Sunday at Roca Verde in Dominical.

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

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


Orlando to San Jose on Copa Airlines for $254 roundtrip. Southwest has flights from Ft. Lauderdale to San Jose for $186 each way.  Contact us to set up your flights.

Travel Specials!

Witchs Rock Surf Camp is offering the next 5 bookings will receive 20% off. After the first 5 bookings, they are offering 15% off for new guests and 20% discount for return guests only. This discount is effective for new reservations made from now (the moment you're reading this) until Friday, June 28th at 12am (midnight) EST. Contact us to save your spot.

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.


2019 Kolbi Circuito Nacional de Surf Calendar:
THIS WEEKEND! 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.


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

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

Summer time beach cleanup calendar with Operation Rich Coast on Facebook

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 CommunityCarbonTrees.org


Only 1 spot left! 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 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 - 6/25 - We should have good conditions this week with the morning tides and off-shores.  The swell has been running a little overhead and a nice size for Playa Grande.  Expect some rain here and there.


Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica - 6/25 -

Swell fade out, left glassy lil waves for long boards to ride along the high tide, no wind or smooth breeze, overcast sky promise some rain, but nothing too serious to keep us out of the ocean.
Avellanas kept some of the swell and provided some  2ft witihin the incoming tides, fairly crowded at the sandbars but just a few people on the point breaks.

Surf club bar and grill in Langosta, presents every Sunday live music with Steph and Jesse, from 7pm to 9pm, pool tables, cold beer and plenty of screens with all kind of sports and SURFING!

We at Seafari Costa Rica, welcome intermediate and advanced surfers ( SUPsurf also) to a guided road trip to less crowded breaks, on selected locations to fit your level with the forecast.


Surfing NosaraEli at SurfingNosara.com - 6/26 - A nice and sunny morning with good waves. The size is chest high to shoulder high. If you are in the Nosara area and need to repair your board or buy wax or in some case forgot your surf pants. Nosara Surf Shop is a good option to buy some staff for surfing, our friends will help you there and they'll give you the best attention.

South Nicoya Peninsula

Mal Pais Surf CamMalpaisurfCam.com - 6/21 - This morning at 7 am waves were head high with some over head sets. Off shore wind and sunny clear skies. Good conditions and constant sets showing, looked kind of funky but waves were really good. Just a few in the water as the tide dropped.

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa - 6/27 - 2-4ft and FUN Leftover SSW — with some S Swell on the horizon for the weekend.  Beautiful days 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. 

Manuel Antonio / Dominical

Manuel Antonio

manuel-antonio-surf-school-125Luis at Manuel Antonio Surf School - 6/26 - The best time to surf with the cleanest waves is around 8:00 during high tide. Low tide is about 2ft waves. The rip currents were not strong today.


Steve at Jazzys River House - 6/26 -

Is a small mess any better than a big mess? Either way it is messy and small out there this morning. Following several days of rain squalls and a 6.5 earthquake off the coast last night the morning high tide surf is in the 2'-4' range. The waves are inconsistent and scattered and mostly closed out. There is no one in the water anywhere on the beach and the sky is threatening rain. The wind is blowing strong from the south and chopping up the water to add to the confusion.

The points south: Punta Dominical, Dominicalito and Playa Hermosa South are faring no better; poor conditions all around.

Hotel Roca Verde is taking a short break from the live music schedule but the food is always great and the pleasant beachfront atmosphere is certainly a draw for family dining anytime.

Check www.jazzysriverhouse.com 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 - 6/25 - The surf looked good this morning on the high tide with waves in the chest to head high on the bigger sets.  Light winds all day made for clean surfing conditions with the rains glassing it off this afternoon.

The Caribbean

Salsa Brava

Solspot Surf Forecast

Solspot - 6/18 -6-8 feet with a dominant ENE med-period swell. Primary Swell:

12.3ft. 9.5 seconds 75 degrees (ENE). East-Northeast med-period fading. 

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