Costa Rica Surf Travel Report – Volume 21, Issue 1017
Costa Rica Surf Travel Report – Volume 21, Issue 1019
|12/13 to 12/19||SUN||MON||TUE||WED||THU||FRI||SAT|
|Caribbean||3-4 ft.||3-4 ft.||2-3 ft.||1-3 ft.||2-4 ft.||3-5 ft.||4-5 ft.|
|North Pacific||3-5 ft.||3-4 ft.||2-4 ft.||2-3 ft.||2-3 ft.||2-3 ft.||2-3 ft.|
|South Pacific||4-5 ft.||3-5 ft.||3-4 ft.||3-4 ft.||3-4 ft.||3-4 ft.||3-4 ft.|
Caribbean - Chest high waves from the ENE (4 feet at 8 seconds) drop back to knee high by late Tuesday but then pick up again Thursday back up to chest high from a new swell. That one peaks Saturday with some overhead sets on the reefs.
Pacific - Multiple swells in the water from the SSW and SW mean surf will stay in the head high to overhead range through Monday before slowly dropping to waist to chest Wednesday. It stays small for the rest of the week and through next weekend. Expect only an occasional head high set at the right tides.
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This is some of the heaviest paddle in big wave surfing I have seen in my life, Nathan Florence at Peahi on Youtube.
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EVENTS AND TRAVEL NEWS
Find out the latest Covid-19 information including rules for travel insurance in our special report (updated 12/12/20)
Airlines Specials! Los Angeles to San Jose for only $370 roundtrip on Delta Airlines (February 6th-13th). Or Miami to San Jose non-stop for $174 (January 27th - February 3rd) on American Airlines.
Contact us to set up your flights and book your holiday trip now, before the popular hotels and rentals sell out!
CR Surf Travel Company is a licensed and insured travel agency.
See our customized vacation packages to offer you the best possible surfing experience in Costa Rica.
CONTESTS and SURFING NEWS
Check out the Costa Rican pro surfers compete in El Salvador. Sunday are the ALAS finals on YouTube and Carlos Munoz has made it to the semifinals.
ENVIRONMENT / COMMUNITY
The Costa Ballena Lifeguard Association hires five lifeguards to protect the beaches of Playa Hermosa de Uvita and Playa Dominical. Please consider making a donation to help keep this group afloat!
Campaign giving smiles - Manuel Antonio Surf School has created this campaign to provide relief to the families of the Quepos community that were highly affected this year due to unemployment during this pandemic. They want to fill those families with smiles by giving their little ones a gift and a food basket for Christmas night so they can spend a night of peace and hope in their hearts. Either with a toy or food to put in the basket. Collection of gifts on December 13th at the beach station of MASS in Playa Manuel Antonio from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm we also have other ways to donate you can call +506-2777-4842 or Whatsapp +506-6297-6489 for more information
The boys volunteer with Waves and Smiles to teach kids on the Caribe coast how to surf | ZALTY BOYZ VLOG #9
Book a trip through CRsurf and we will sponsor a tree in your name. Community Carbon Trees is a Costa Rica non-profit whose mission is to plant trees in Costa Rica and maintain them for four years using fairly paid local labor. They hire women to help make composted soil and host educational 'Tree Days' teaching kids about the rainforest and how to protect it.
UPCOMING SURF RETREATS
Safari Surf School has reopened and now is offering Women's Only Surf Retreats plus a special camp in Playa Venao, Panama.
Bodhi Surf and Yoga is offering week-long packages based in Playa Uvita with a focus on community participation and using a wholistic approach to teaching you to surf. Mention us for a special discount.
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10% off with code - CRSURF - for a Costa Rica Brew Pass
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
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
Seafari Costa Rica is welcoming early bookings for the Christmas and New Year's holidays for family or groups with a 10% discount from all our services. Use the code SFCR2020
Northern Nicoya Peninsula
Christian at Boos Adventures boat trips to Witchs Rock and Ollies Point - 12/11 - Witchs Rock - Roca Bruja - 4 to 5 feet with full offshore winds.
Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas - 12/09 - Great head high surf for the first days of our summer. With the tides in the morning, the off-shores are combing out perfect warm waves for the 5 hour sessions. Although the eager crowds have been intense for the first days of good surf, things are balancing out now and there were people working their own peaks today at different tides.
Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica - 12/9 -
Eli at SurfingNosara.com - 12/11 - Today we have amazing big waves with offshore wind, and a nice sunny morning. The size is chest high to couple feet overhead.
Check out www.surfingnosara.com for additional photos, further information about activities and upcoming events here in Playa Guiones. Stop by Surfing Nosara office and ask for Brayan or Eli, if you would like to book a private photo session or by any of our pictures.
South Nicoya Peninsula
Jaco / Playa Hermosa
Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa - 12/12 - Longer Period SW Filling In and Picking Up – FUN EARLY 4ft+ Outlook Good For The Weekend. Locals Corner: Save The Waves has selected Playa Hermosa as the next World Surfing Reserve.
Now offering Surf & Fitness Packages: Surfing, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), yoga, Crossfit , healthy food & plenty of good times included! More information.
Luis at Manuel Antonio Surf School - 12/11 - Greetings from Manuel Antonio Surf school the waves in Manuel Antonio have been small these days wave height is around 1 to 2 feet but the condition got nicer with glassy waters and lower tides perfect for beginners and intermedium surfers, the best spot to surf this weekend in Manuel Antonio is Playitas beach.
Steve at Jazzys River House - 12/11 - A rare morning for Dominical. Despite a mild onshore breeze the rising tide morning session was polished glass all the way to the horizon. 3' - 4' peaks, some hollow, comparatively mellow and extremely crowded. Excellent conditions for all levels of surfers. Playa Hermosa and Dominicalito similar but smaller and milder. Too small for the Point.
Jazzy's RiverHouse has original artwork for sale! Come in for a tour of Ruby's fine art gallery and ask about her popular class - she teaches the ancient arts of weaving, plaiting, twining and sewing - all with local plant parts...what Ruby calls 'Palm Part Art'. Also check with Steve for surf lessons, board sales and rentals, Traditional Taoist Yoga classes. Steve gives guitar lessons as well.
Leo at Ebenezer Boat Trips - Aquí en el point frente a rio esta saliendo unas olitas de un buen tamaño, más o menos cada 10 minutos salen unas buenas olas. Translation - Here at the point in front of the river there are a few waves with good size, more or less every 10 minutes some good waves come through.
Surf Forecast.com - 12/12 - waves are waist to chest high from a ENE swell, 4 feet at 8 seconds. It stays around through Monday and then it drops to knee to waist through Thursday. A new ENE swell 5 feet at 8 seconds pushes it back up to head high for next weekend with a couple of overhead sets.