Costa Rica Surf Travel Report – Volume 20, Issue #983
October 24, 2019
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Costa Rica Surf Travel Report – Volume 20, Issue 985
November 10, 2019

Costa Rica Surf Travel Report | Volume 20, Issue #984

PIC OF THE WEEK: Tamarindo Phenom-Grom Malakai Martinez putting on a show at the ISA World Juniors contest in Huntington Beach, CA.  PHOTO: ISAsurf.org


TIDES for November 2nd, 2019

MONTH VIEW

Low Tide: .21 feet at 12:25 p.m.
High Tide: 8.38 feet at 6:46 p.m.

Full Moon - November 12th


National Forecast

11/2 to 11/8 SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI
Caribbean 1-2 ft. 1-2 ft. 1 ft. 1 ft.  2-3 ft. 3-5 ft. 3-5 ft.
North Pacific 2-3 ft. 2-4 ft. 2-3 ft. 2-4 ft. 3-5 ft. 3-4 ft. 3-5 ft.
South Pacific 2-3 ft. 3-4 ft. 2-4 ft. 3-4 ft. 4-6 ft. 4-5 ft. 4-6 ft.

Overview:

Caribbean - Micro surf until Wednesday when the waves pick up from the NE to waist high. Thursday and Friday have some solid chest to head high surf and should stick around through the weekend.

Pacific - Minor SSW swell (2.3 ft. at 12 seconds from 195 degrees) keeps the surf chest to high through next Tuesday, with another SSW following with waves head high to a foot overhead through to the weekend. Bigger for south facing beaches.  


Facebook and Video Favorites

It's time to Stop Plastic and Take Action - Facebook Group - Join Us!
 
Follow the adventures of Matt and Amie as they drive from California to Costa Rica. This YouTube video shows their time in Costa Rica, surfing Dominical, Matapalo, and Pavones. 

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EVENTS AND TRAVEL NEWS

San Francisco to Liberia on American Airlines for only $466 roundtrip (Mar 3rd-10th)! Orlando to San Jose for only $180 (Nov 8th-11th), on Spirit. Contact us to set up your flights. CR Surf Travel Company is a licensed and insured travel agency.

Costa-Rica-Green-Airways

We are very excited to be partnering with Green Airways - a Costa Rica family run airline with flights from San Jose to both Tambor and Quepos. They transport surfboards in bags up to 7'6" so it's time to fly. They also allow the greatest amount of checked luggage weight at no additional charge. All tickets include the option to bring one short board as well as one pet at no additional cost. For the second board a fee of $25.00 applies.

Jack Johnson is November 10th at the Parque Viva. Tickets can be purchased HERE (starting at 40,250 colones)

See our customized vacation packages to offer you the best possible surfing experience in Costa Rica.


CONTESTS and SURFING NEWS

SCOTIABANK sponsors the National Surf Circuit for the Next Three Years

The National SUP Race Circuit Final event: November 16th - Catalinas Islands - Guanacaste.

Here are the dates for the 2020 Costa Rica National Surf Circuit:
JANUARY 25 AND 26 - DOMINICAL
FEBRUARY 22 AND 23 - PUERTO VIEJO
MARCH 21 AND 22 - GUIONES
APRIL 18 AND 19 - SANTA TERESA
MAY 23 AND 24 - AVELLANAS
JUNE 20 AND 21 - PLAYA HERMOSA
JULY 18 AND 19 - JACO


ENVIRONMENT / COMMUNITY

From SeafariCR -Black and White Party come show your support November 15th at Pangas Beach Club! Enjoy the spectacular dinner provided by Pangas. **Silent auction with AMAZING items (stay tuned for a glimpse of some of the items to bid on) **Raffle Prizes **Wine Bar**Music and Dancing with DJ Ciro. Doors Open at 6 pm. Dinner 7-8:30 pm. Dancing 8:30-midnight! All proceeds go towards our Christmas presents and school supplies for vulnerable children and adolescents, sponsored by Cepia. Tickets on sale at: Azul Profundo Boutique, The Bookstore of the Waves, Lolas, CEPIA, Educarte, CRIA, La Paz, Abriendo Mentes, Surf Box and Nimbu Spa. $ 50 pre sale, $ 55 at the door

cepia-gala-2019

Beach cleanup in Montezuma sponsored by Fundacion Green Heart on 11/2. Details here.

Raising Coral Costa Rica is hosting a beach cleanup in Quepos on 11/2 and have a prize of 3 sets of tickets to see Jack Johnson. Details here

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

Kellys Surf Shop is hosting a week long surf/yoga retreat in Tamarindo this November 10-16. All meals, 12 yoga classes, a surf lesson, massage, sunset catamaran tour, and more. Starting at $1200 per person. Contact us for details.

Yogi Amber Hagberg has created a Live Your Yoga Mentorship Program that you can sign up for online! Read about it and mention CRSURF for a special unique gift.

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.  Contact us for prices and to reserve your space!

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! 

--> CRSURF discounts <--

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

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. Vamos offers a free extra driver. Adobe offers free drop off for rentals over three days.

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


AREA REPORTS

Northern Nicoya Peninsula

Playa Grande

Hotel Las Tortugas

Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas - 10/29 - The waves this week were fun in spite of the less than perfect conditions.  Some the afternoon high tide sessions had some great head high plus smooth faces due to the perfect Playa Grande swell size.  The weather is still a little messy, but the normal wind patterns are holding with light off-shores in the morning.   By the weekend the high tides will be in the morning and we should be swinging into our dry season and daily off-shores if we don’t get hit by an unusual weather system.

Tamarindo

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica - 10/30 - The rainy season is almost over, weather patterns over cast days, rainy afternoons, murky waters every other day are about to be gone;  some south swells before the dry season hits Guanacaste. Tamarindo offers 2ft waves, glassy conditions within the incoming tide; winds shifting in the afternoon and fairly crowded inside breaks, perfect for beginners. Marbella is a better option to more advanced surfers, 3ft waves, good conditions and light breeze in the morning sessions, not too crowded and that is always good news! 

 
Black and White Party come show your support November 15th at Pangas Beach Club! Enjoy the spectacular dinner provided by Pangas
**Silent auction with AMAZING items (stay tuned for a glimpse of some of the items to bid on)
**Raffle Prizes
**Wine Bar
**Music and Dancing with DJ Ciro

Doors Open at 6 pm
Dinner 7-8:30 pm
Dancing 8:30-midnight!

A little about the reason behind the party: Children start school in February and we want to make sure every child enjoys the same fresh start!   

Nosara

Surfing NosaraEli at SurfingNosara.com - 10/30 - Today we have a nice cloudy morning, with small and fun waves. Tide chart, the size is chest high to shoulder high. The low tide is at 10:02AM and the High tide is at 4:17PM.

Community business of the week - Monkey Mafia - A LIFESTYLE BRAND,BUILT FROM THE CORE. FOR EVERYONE WITH A DEEP PASSION 4 LIFE. IF YOU LOVE IT. BLEED IT, NO EXCUSES!

South Nicoya Peninsula

Santa Teresa

 

Kina Surf Shop - Santa TeresaEric at Kina Surf Shop - 10/30 - Small SSW swell, glassy surface conditions but a little wonky from last night's rain. should clean up a little once the tide switches and pushes up. Best spot- beachbreaks will be the best bet, especially when the tide fills in a little bit.

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa - 10/26 - New SSW filling in 4-6ft and good conditions,  Beautiful day here in Playa Hermosa – Outlook is to peak today with a shorter period SW joining in – some real FUN waves –  as the tide fills in.

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

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.

Southern Pacific

Dominical

Steve at Jazzys River House - 10/30 - Small walls. Adios to peaks for now. 3' – 4' dumping walls, mega-rip, offshore early then onshore until it rains. There were some long sections that made for fun rides but mostly closed out walls with nowhere to go. Hermosa looked the same as Dominical just smaller and mellower and Dominicalito a bit too mellow. Punta Dominical was clean and small but less closed out than the beach breaks.

Hotel Roca Verde is still hosting live music on Friday nights with Ken Nickell and Nancy providing the tunes.  Music starts at 6:30 so come early for a tasty meal and an evening of fine music and dance.

Check www.jazzysriverhouse.com for specials and discounts or visit Ruby-Kim in her fine arts studio/gallery and ask about her popular class which she calls 'Palm Part Art'. Learn the ancient crafts of weaving, twining, plaiting, sewing etc. See Steve for relief from body aches and pains as his East/West massage therapy can be most helpful. Steve also offers surf lessons and board sales and rentals as well as private instruction in 'Traditional Taoist Internal Exercises'.   

Pavones

Una Ola Pavones Surf CampColin at Una Ola Surf Camp - 10/31 - The surf was looking fun this morning with waist to chest high waves on the an already dropping tide.  The conditions were glassy and pretty clean early, but turned onshore by mid morning.  The tides are still pretty extreme, so things changed quickly and the higher tides were better.  The onshore wind and low tide eventually killing the surf by noon.

Caribbean

Salsa Brava

Caribbean surf forecastSurf Forecast.com - 10/24 - 3.5 ft swell from the NE at 7 seconds producing 1-2 foot waves. New swell arrives 11/6 with waves waist to chest high.

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