Costa Rica Surf Travel Report – Volume 21, Issue 1004
May 22, 2020
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Costa Rica Surf Travel Report – Volume 21, Issue 1006
June 15, 2020

Costa Rica Surf Travel Report | Volume 21, Issue #1005

PIC OF THE WEEK: Waves are best shared with friends. Read our feature article in the Travel News below.  Photo by: GG


TIDES for June 3rd, 2020

MONTH VIEW

Low Tide: .62 feet at 6:05 a.m.
High Tide: 9.44 feet at 12:31 p.m.

Full Moon - June 5th

We now have 2021 Costa Rica tide charts!


National Forecast

6/3 to 6/9 WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE
Caribbean 2-4 ft. 3-4 ft. 3-5 ft. 4-5 ft. 4-6 ft. 3-5 ft. 2-4 ft.
North Pacific 4-6 ft. 3-5 ft. 4-6 ft. 5-7 ft. 4-6 ft. 5-7 ft. 6-7 ft.
South Pacific 5-7 ft. 4-5 ft. 5-7 ft. 5-7 ft. 5-7 ft. 6-8 ft. 6-8 ft.

Overview:

Caribbean - Surf is from the ENE, 3.5 feet at 8 seconds. It stays the same size until the weekend at it picks up to 4.5 feet at 9 seconds, so head high sets. Then it drops back to knee to waist by Tuesday and stays small through the end of next week. Some tropical systems crossing over Central America make send some NNE swell down, too. 

Pacific -  The 1-2 foot overhead surf drops to head high by Thursday, but a new Southwest (4.5 feet at 15 seconds from 217 degrees) starts Friday and maxes Saturday with more 2 feet overhead waves. It dips a couple of feet again next Monday and Tuesday but Wednesday another South Southwest pumps in surf 2-3 feet overhead through the next weekend.

REMINDER - Most beaches of Costa Rica will be open for surfing on May 18th, for Mondays - Fridays, only from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.  Plus some National Marine Refuges open for surfing ALL days. Find out more here.


Facebook and Video Favorites

You can now watch the full version of the movie - PANDEMIA - featuring the hottest surfers in Central America on YouTube

To know what is happening in Costa Rica's National Parks, check out the Facebook page of Sistema Nacional de Áreas de Conservación (SINAC)

Check the Costa Rica Health Department Facebook page for daily updates on the Covid-19 virus. 

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

 

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


EVENTS AND TRAVEL NEWS

It's time to book for the holidays!  Currently you can cancel/change with no fees!  Los Angeles to San Jose for only $165 roundtrip on Interjet Airlines (October 2nd to 6th). Or San Francisco to San Jose for only $270 (September 10th - 16th) on Avianca Airlines.
Contact us to set up your flights.
CR Surf Travel Company is a licensed and insured travel agency.

The Point - Dominical

Feature Article - How One Wave in Costa Rica Changed My Life

Why Costa Rica is a Great Place for a Family Vacation

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


CONTESTS and SURFING NEWS

Some Costa Rica Beaches to Stay Open All Day for Surfing. Others remain open only Monday to Friday, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., until July 12th. See which beaches they are here.

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We will repost the surf competition events as soon as the country re-opens their beaches.


ENVIRONMENT / COMMUNITY

The Save the Waves Film Festival features short movies created to highlight the joy of surfing and how important it is to protect surf breaks around the world. They are posting new videos each week. 

These Groups are Helping Families in Costa Rica Get Food - Even if you cannot make it to Costa Rica to visit, you can still assist the communities who make it such a friendly place.

Bodhi Surf School in Uvita has put out a COOKBOOK of their favorite local recipes. Download one today and support a surf school that gives back to their community and protects the environment. (A $20 donation is suggested - LINK)

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

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Witchs Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo is offering to give away a CUSTOM MADE ROBERT AUGUST SURFBOARD to one lucky guest who books a trip before June 30th. Contact us to sign up!
 
Safari Surf School is offering $500 per person discounts on their Tortuga Packages and $400 on their Azul Packages for a limited time. 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.

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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.

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

20% off of surf lessons and trips at Caribbean Experience Surf School with the promo code: experience20

10% off at WOW Surf by mentioning CRsurf at checkout

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

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 - 6/2 - The beach is open and we are surfing.  It is raining daily and there are occasional glassy sessions.  We are expecting rainy weather for the next three weeks and then our off shore Indian summer until mid August.  The local surfers and long term guests are killing the uncrowded surf.  Some of the restaurants and hotels are carefully open.  The virus did not come to this part of Costa Rica.  We are still vigilant.  Our July regulars are waiting to see if there are flights so they can make the journey.

Tamarindo

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica - 6/1 - We start June with an official statement of all beaches to open from 5am to 8am, tides kind of match for the week, wishing joy to all the communities that are allow on the water now. Weather conditions are the usual for the transitional to rainy season, casual showers mostly at night, shifty winds all  day long and some days a pretty stormy ocean, waves in Tamarindo had been fun 1-2 ft most days, strong currents with the change of tides and a larger crowd, all neighbors having fun. 

Then 3 to 4ft on the best sets at the point breaks Purruja, River mouth and Little Hawaii in Avellanas had been consistent and rewarding, as the sand bars 2ft waves are packed (keeping social distancing) the point breaks came handy for SUP surfers.
 
Borders may open by June 30th, hotels up to 20 rooms are open at 50% capacity, some national parks are open at 50% capacity, giving hope to get back to business some time soon. With the current circumstances we all appreciate everything everybody has being doing to help and assist the most affected families, in the country. If you have the possibility to donate, these are a few links to different Foundations/ONG that operates in Guanacaste and/or along the country:
 
At Seafari CR we are updating all procedures and the way we used to operate, learning from world wide feedback and forums, the main concern is to stay on top every single day we are with you  having fun in the water or exploring a national park. 
Sending the most positive thoughts to all and yours, stay mentally and strong and look up for the opportunity to bring out your best skills to make this a better world. 

Nosara

Surfing NosaraEli at SurfingNosara.com - 6/1 - We are super excited to be in Guiones again, it's nice to see the beach with people enjoying!  Today we have a dark morning with chopped water and small waves. The low tide is at 4:47PM and the High tide is at 10:33AM.   

Community Pick - Beach Dog: Step off the beach and walk a few steps to enjoy great food in a casual, laid back atmosphere. Enjoy our fresh and creative menu which has options for everyone(including vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free.

South Nicoya Peninsula

Santa Teresa

Caribbean surf forecastSurf Forecast.com - 6/2 - Surf is 1-2 feet overhead from the Southwest with background short period West swell chopping things up. The surf maxes out Thursday and then drops for the weekend leaving only the West swell. A new SSW swell arrives next Monday with more overhead surf. 

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa - 6/3 - Tropical storms in the area. New SW building and mixing with SSW / S swell 5-7ft  Look to local area stand out breaks.  Borders closed in Costa Rica til June 30th.

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

Southern Pacific

Quepos/Manuel Antonio

 

Manuel Antonio Surf SchoolLuis at Manuel Antonio Surf School - 6/3 - Today Wednesday 03 of June, waves from Manuel Antonio are having good conditions for the people how love surfing and spend time in the water. With the low tide at 6 am in the morning and with the high at 12:20 mid day. The height will remain between 3-4 ft during the day. Wind will be to 2 to 5 kph with a cloudy morning a sunny mid day and it will rain in the afternoon. Same conditions for Dominicalito best time to surf here in the morning.

Dominical

Steve at Jazzys River House - 6/2 - Early morning low tide session was pretty poor.  4'-5', very thick and dumping hard with few shoulders.  Fewer surfers out this week than last.  We're in the midst of a storm cell that is bringing hard rains and cloudy skies - a little odd for late May, early June.  Despite short windows of sunshine the prevalent stormy weather is not helping the surf conditions.  Dominical continues to be a 'Ghost Town' with very little human activity which is bringing out the wild animal life.  Monkeys in town in something not seen in recent times.  

Caribbean

Cahuita

caribbean-experience-surf-schoolCahuita Experience - 6/2 - Small waves for most of the week, but will pickup throughout the weekend. Cocles will probably be a safe bet for the weekend. 2 for 1 surf lessons with Cahuita Experience Surf School. For all of june with 'experience2020' promo code.

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