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Costa Rica Surf Travel Report – Volume 20, Issue #978
September 16, 2019
humpback whale passing Dominical
Costa Rica Surf Travel Report – Volume 20, Issue #980
October 1, 2019

Costa Rica Surf Travel Report | Volume 20, Issue #979

PIC OF THE WEEK: CRsurf team rider - Josue Venegas - with a nice backside snap in Dominical. PHOTO: GG


TIDES for September 25th, 2019

MONTH VIEW

High Tide: 7.91 feet at 11:22 a.m.
Low Tide: 1.11 feet at 5:35 p.m.

New Moon - September 28th


National Forecast

9/25 to 10/2 WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE
Caribbean 1 ft. 1 ft. 1 ft. 1 ft.  1-2 ft. 1 ft. 1 ft.
North Pacific 3-4 ft. 3-4 ft. 2-3 ft. 3-4 ft. 3-5 ft. 4-6 ft. 4-6 ft.
South Pacific 3-5 ft. 3-5 ft. 2-4 ft. 3-4 ft. 4-5 ft. 5-7 ft. 5-7 ft.

Overview:

Caribbean - More micro-sized waves for the week, with a few knee high peelers on Sunday but nothing on the horizon. 

Pacific - Two South swells shorter periods (12 and 14 seconds) keep the waves head high through to the weekend, but the next push is from the SSW (3.7 ft at 14 seconds) arriving Monday and getting bigger Tuesday (3.6 ft at 16 seconds). There's a short period West swell (4 ft at 9 seconds) in the mix, too, for some extra chest-head high waves in between the sets.


Facebook and Video Favorites

If you are a female solo traveler (or just love a good adventure) check out this insightful video from travel blogger Jolie Janine on YouTube. It describes her first trip to Costa Rica, going by herself to Santa Teresa.

Follow Carlos Muñoz on Facebook as he attempts to become the first Mens Surfer on the World Surf Tour. (Brisa Hennessy is the first overall on the Women's side)


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


EVENTS AND TRAVEL NEWS

Orlando to San Jose on Copa Airlines for $225 roundtrip (Jan 24th-28th)!  Chicago to San Jose for only $249 (10/29 to 11/5), on Spirit Air. Contact us to set up your flights. CR Surf Travel Company is a licensed and insured travel agency.

Foo Fighters and Weezer at the National Stadium on October 4th. Get your tickets HERE (starting at 33,100 colones)
 
Jack Johnson is November 10th at the Parque Viva. Ticket can be purchased HERE (starting at 40,250 colones)
 
What to Bring for your Costa Rica Surf Trip - A Complete List

While checking on car rental options for the holidays, most SUVs are all SOLD OUT. It's time to make your reservations now, for Christmas, New Years, and even for Easter week 2020. See our customized vacation packages to offer you the best possible surfing experience in Costa Rica.

LATEST SURFBOARD BAG FEES  


CONTESTS and SURFING NEWS

Remada Rosa 2019 (Pink Paddle SUP Event) Seeks to Raise Awareness about Cancer Prevention

It's Official - Costa Rica will have a National Surfing Day on October 19th

The National SUP Race Circuit Final event: 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.


ENVIRONMENT / COMMUNITY

The Best Sunscreens for the Beach – Reef Safe and Made in Costa Rica

Community Carbon Trees is working to replicate their sustainable reforestation using fairly paid labor to the Amazon Rainforest which is suffering from deliberate fires set by farmers and ranchers. They also have reforestation projects in Kenya and Costa Rica, paying fair labor rates and fostering community leadership and business skills for women.  Book a trip through CRsurf and we will sponsor a tree in your name.


UPCOMING SURF RETREATS

Do you want to surf with a Costa Rican Surf Champion? We know the best instructors in the country and one of them - Andrea Diaz - is available to show you her favorite waves in Costa Rica. From beginners to advanced surfers, she can guide you to better surfing and have a fun time doing it. 

Pura Vida Adventures in Santa Teresa is world famous for their luxury surf/yoga experiences. They have co-ed camps from 11/25 to 12/1 and the New Year's week is epic! 

 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.


AREA REPORTS

Northern Nicoya Peninsula

Playa Grande

Hotel Las Tortugas

Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas - 9/23 - In spite of the overhead morning surf, the messy conditions are barely rideable.  There are frequent showers and chaotic wind conditions with only a handful of surfers in the water.

Tamarindo

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica - 9/22 -

Small conditions are great conditions for entry level surfers, perfect to practice your new skills and try different boards. Waves range 1-2ft on the best sets, rainy season weather and winds are typical for this time of year. Further south waves get a bit better, although winds don't.
 
October 20th, a walk through breast cancer at 3:30pm to create awareness of breast cancer. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2324199824558059&set=gm.1599465973522272&type=3&theater&ifg=1
 
Seafari Costa Rica offer special rates for selected services, early booking specials for November.

Nosara

Surfing NosaraEli at SurfingNosara.com - 9/24 - Little dark and cloudy morning, with small waves and chopped water. Tide chart. The size is waist high to chest high. Stop by Surfing Nosara office and ask for Brayan, Wentyn, or Eli, if you would like to book a private photo session or by any of our pictures. Pura Vida!

South Nicoya Peninsula

Santa Teresa

 

Kina Surf Shop - Santa TeresaEric at Kina Surf Shop - 9/23 - Waves - head high plus short period windswell. stiff onshore W/NW  wind. generally poor conditions. Still surfable, but generally stormy. At least it's fairly sunny this morning. Best spot - beachbreaks

Mal Pais Surf CamMalpaisurfCam.com - 9/20 - This morning at 7 am waves were waist to chest high. Light offshore wind and partially clear skies. Small and slow, clean conditions and not many people surfing. Got better as the tide dropped, fun session. 

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa - 9/20 - SMALL AND FUN 3-4ft – clean and pretty day – Tide is high – Sun out this morning in Playa Hermosa – Longer period SSW swell on the horizon.

Local’s Corner: Support Vecinos de Playa Hermosa. The Turtle Tour is Back in Playa Hermosa — Based out of Bowie’s — Support Vecinos de Playa Hermosa and Book Your Tour To See The Turtles in Playa Hermosa -call 8988-3030 or 8858-5232. 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. 

Tamarindo

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica - 9/22 -

Small conditions are great conditions for entry level surfers, perfect to practice your new skills and try different boards. Waves range 1-2ft on the best sets, rainy season weather and winds are typical for this time of year. Further south waves get a bit better, although winds don't.
 
October 20th, a walk through breast cancer at 3:30pm to create awareness of breast cancer. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2324199824558059&set=gm.1599465973522272&type=3&theater&ifg=1
 
Seafari Costa Rica offer special rates for selected services, early booking specials for November.

Dominical

Greg at CRsurf.com

Playa Grande

Hotel Las Tortugas

Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas - 9/23 - In spite of the overhead morning surf, the messy conditions are barely rideable.  There are frequent showers and chaotic wind conditions with only a handful of surfers in the water.

Santa Teresa

 

Kina Surf Shop - Santa TeresaEric at Kina Surf Shop - 9/23 - Waves - head high plus short period windswell. stiff onshore W/NW  wind. generally poor conditions. Still surfable, but generally stormy. At least it's fairly sunny this morning. Best spot - beachbreaks

Nosara

Surfing NosaraEli at SurfingNosara.com - 9/24 - Little dark and cloudy morning, with small waves and chopped water. Tide chart. The size is waist high to chest high. Stop by Surfing Nosara office and ask for Brayan, Wentyn, or Eli, if you would like to book a private photo session or by any of our pictures. Pura Vida!

Mal Pais Surf CamMalpaisurfCam.com - 9/20 - This morning at 7 am waves were waist to chest high. Light offshore wind and partially clear skies. Small and slow, clean conditions and not many people surfing. Got better as the tide dropped, fun session. 

Playa Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa - 9/20 - SMALL AND FUN 3-4ft – clean and pretty day – Tide is high – Sun out this morning in Playa Hermosa – Longer period SSW swell on the horizon.

Local’s Corner: Support Vecinos de Playa Hermosa. The Turtle Tour is Back in Playa Hermosa — Based out of Bowie’s — Support Vecinos de Playa Hermosa and Book Your Tour To See The Turtles in Playa Hermosa -call 8988-3030 or 8858-5232. 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. 

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