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Anthony Segura wins the Olympus Cup National Tour for the first time at home! Read more. The final event is on July 25-27th.

Maykol Torres wins the Puerto Viejo Open Pro held in Jaco on June 21st. Results and photos by TuaniX Surf Magazine.
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NATIONAL FORECAST

July 16 - 22

Wednesday

Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Caribbean
chest to head
waist high
waist high
chest high
overhead
chest to head

overhead

North Pacific
chest to head
chest to head
chest to head
waist high
chest to head
waist to chest
knee to waist
South Pacific
overhead

overhead

chest to head
chest high
head high
waist to chest

waist high

Breakdown:

Caribbean Coast - The next decent ENE swell arrives late Saturday pushing in overhead sets and stays around head high through Tuesday. The Caribbean has been very consistent this summer so expect more swell for next week, too.

Pacific Coast - Minor SSW and Southwest swells keep the flatness away until Monday, but don't expect anything over head high past Friday.

The Long Shot - The next South swell arrives on the 26th with 1-2 foot overhead surf but nothing massive. Then it's another small wave week while waiting for more storms to cross the South Pacific.

* The forecast is made using 15 years of wave model and report analysis, but can't be accurate 100% of the time. To do your own, use our links.


 

 

 


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** NEWS and EVENTS **

Upcoming Events: Fiesta de La Virgen del Mar (The Fiesta of the Virgin of the Sea) - This celebration is held on the Saturday closest to the 16th of July. The event is held in Puntarenas by a procession of decorated fishing boats carrying a statue of La Virgen del Monte Carmelo (the city's patron saint) and a special mass.

Upcoming Events: Dia de Guanacaste (Guanacaste Day) - This event, held on July 25th, celebrates the annexation of Guanacaste from Nicaragua in 1824. Street fiestas, folk dancing, horse shows/parades, traditional bullfights and rodeos are just some of the events available. This is an official government and bank holiday and most businesses are closed.

6/21 - For International Surf Day, Bodhi Surf School sent in this post - What Kind of Surfer Are You? Take the quiz to find out.

3/28 - Kalon Surf to Open New Luxury Hotel in Dominical, Costa Rica. See their press release.

** UNIQUE SURF CAMPS **

Specialty Camp: Real Surf Trips will be holding consecutive week-long surf camps from July 12 – August 2 of 2014 at their Wavehouse in Playa Negra. This program will be available only to advanced levels of male and female surfers from ages 11-18 years old. Dates: July 12 – 19 – All Boys Surf Training Camp… July 19 – 26 – All Girls Surf Training Camp… July 26 – August 2 – Surf Training Camp (Tentative). Sign up here.

Specialty Camp: ISLS is offering a one to eight week Spanish and Adventure Camp for Families on their tropical campus, with swimming, surfing, arts and crafts, and adventure tours. See the flyer here.

Specialty Camp: Vista Guapa is offering two YOLO (You Only Live Once) camps in July and December 2014. It includes daily surf sessions, flat-water paddling sessions, fitness training, photography instruction, sightseeing excursions, homemade local cuisine and much more. Plus they have SUP tours across the Gulf of Nicoya for $120. Let us know when you are ready to paddle.

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Ten Ways to NOT get your stuff stolen on a surf trip - LINK

Rip Currents and how to Avoid them

Thornton Cohen, surf photographer from Tamarindo has created a cool app to find out more about what's happening in Tamarindo. The app has descriptions of the local beaches and surf breaks, hotels and rentals, restaurant options, local emergency information with a quick call button, and more features are being added weekly. It's called Local Knowledge Tamarindo and you can find it in the I-tunes shop - LINK

Do you need a surf photographer or videographer for your trip? Check out our list of top pros in all corners of the country.

Costa Rica Travel Health Tips for Surf Trips. 10 Ways to not get sick from Montezuma's revenge, traveller's diarrhea, and other related ailments while traveling. Find out more.

Surf Travel Checklist - print and go!

The exit fee for tourists is now $29 if you pay with cash, plus a $10 transaction fee for credit cards. The amount goes for different nationwide projects in Costa Rica.

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The best printable Costa Rica travel map I've yet to find on the web, from our friends at MAPCR.com

Bus Schedules for ALL Central America

Flights from the U.S. and Canada to Costa Rica, showing airport hubs.

Hotel Reviews for Surfers

Check out these surfer health and training tips from Amanda Mason from Del Mar Extreme in Playa Hermosa

Here's a Spanish-language link to check the status of all roads in Costa Rica.

Check out a cool aerial view of the Southwest and Northwest Pacific coastline at www.vrskytour.com

Driving Directions from the airport to the San Jose/Caldera Highway. It's about time..

If you're wondering, where is that POLL?
Check here..

** TRAVEL VIDEOS **

If you are a surf traveler, then you'll love this group of surfer girls who made a movie of their worldwide adventures. Check out - Three Killas y un Kiwi

Buena Vista Villas and Casa Buena Vista Video Tour in Nosara

Del Mar Surf Camp trains women how to surf in Jaco and Nosara on YouTube.

Bikini Show by Camelo Bikinis during the 2009 World Surfing Games

Marisa Miller in Costa Rica

Upcoming Event: Community Carbon Trees is hosting a Kids' Nature Day on July 20th at their nursery in Platanillo. Join the event on Facebook.

7/8 - Odyssey 2050 Climate Change film features Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang raising awareness of global issues and highlighting what is important to kids around the world. Watch the video on YouTube.

6/20 - First Scientific Proof of Migration Paths & Connection Between Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Read more.

6/9 - Check out the photos from the Community Carbon Trees workshop on Trees and Bees on Facebook. There are some diagrams explaining how bees help our environment through pollenation. Special thanks to Harold Mena Ramirez of Abejas Feliz Apicultura.

5/24 - Here is a new map of Costa Rica showing the variety of its rainforests - LINK.

CR Surf Travel Company is offering to plant a tree for each trip purchased by a B-Corps member or anyone! Book a hotel or rental vehicle for a week or more in Costa Rica by the end of 2014 and they will donate $25 to Community Carbon Trees, a non-profit group that empowers women by teaching them about the environment and planting native species of trees for reforesting projects in Costa Rica. The money goes to purchase the tree, having the women plant it, and maintain it until it reaches maturity. This helps offset the carbon burned on the travelers' flight. Just mention 'Plant a Tree' when making your reservations. You can now reserve vehicles online through U-Save and Adobe here.

Please join the facebook group END WILDLIFE ELECTROCUTIONS IN COSTA RICA, and sign the petition here.

Top Eco-Videos

Check out the trailer for this video showing the benefits of sustainable tourism and the pitfalls of large scale tourism in Costa Rica on YouTube - The Goose that lays the Golden Eggs

Sylvia Earle talks about protecting the oceans in Central America on YouTube.

New! Find out more about Las Tortugas and the role ecotourism plays in the conservation struggle on YouTube.

Watch and learn about how shark finning in Costa Rica and around the world are killing off shark populations..

See the Hacienda Baru Olive Ridley Turtles hatchery. Read the article about the kids' experience.

NO TUNA FARMS! - This documentary is part of Pretoma's "No Tuna Farms" campaign.

 

 

 

 

2014 Costa Rica Tide Charts

Here's the NOAA Central America Wave Model for the next 5 days (click the globe)

Central America and Caribbean Wave Model


Daily Surf Videos
from all over Costa Rica

 

Witches Rock Surf Camp Video
Witchs Rock now has a HD streaming webcam right in front of their surf camp in Tamarindo. Now you can check the waves 24/7 here.

 

Hermosa Surf Videos

Mal Pais Surf Cam

 

This table shows when the coasts are best to surf throughout the year on a 1 to 10 scale. (10 is the best) The chart does not factor in "El Niño", just general wind conditions, swell direction, crowds, and wave size. For more info, check on the FAQs and Research pages.
 
NW Pacific
Central Pacific
South Pacific
Caribe

January

8
5
5
9
February
8
6
5
10
March
9
6
7
9
April
8
7
8
6
May
8
6
7
4
June
7
7
7
3
July
7
7
8
2
August
7
8
8
3
September
7
8
8
4
October
7
9
9
5
November
6
6
5
7
December
7
5
5
8

Top Surf Videos

Wipeout Films

Witchs Rock Surf Tours surfing Ollie's Point, starring Luis Castro

Check out Ronald Brown and Carlos Munoz in Hawaii with Volcom's Go Surf video.

Coco Ho and Claire Bevilacqua visiting Santa Teresa to catch a few, from our friends at MalPaiSurfCam.com.

Tony Roberts' newest surf/lifestyle vid of the Guanacaste Coast on YouTube - It's Wide Open

YouTube Vid of Jefferson Tacson (CRSURF rider) and friends at Playa Hermosa. Surfeando en La Chanchera con: - Hnos tascon - Lizbeth Vindas - Jeremy Segura - video por Ezequiel Avaro

Skimboarding in Costa Rica - by Justin Gillis

If you are looking for a reason to surf in Costa Rica - check out this SurfMag.com video!

Tide Charts for Costa Rica

2014 Costa Rica Tide Charts & now we have tide tables for 2015!

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Playa Hermosa Costa Rica surf contest

7/1 - The 'Stand Up Paddle' Finals define its second generation of national champions. Geovanny Espinoza takes the overall crown. Read more.

Upcoming Event: Surf contest in Guacalillo on June 29th (skate contest on the 28th) organized by ACOS. Details on Facebook

Upcoming Event: The 2nd Torneo de Surf Ecologico takes place at Playa Cieneguita on the Caribe coast on August 2nd. Check their flyer for the event on Facebook.

5/26 - Maykol Torres wins the Copa Fox in Jaco! Nataly Bernold takes 1st in the Women's Division. Read more.

Carton Surfboards Costa Rica has been giving boards to their team riders, who did great on the tour (Nataly Bernold, Noe Mar and Leilani McGonagle, and Anthony Fillingim to name a few) Thanks to Carton for supporting Costa Rica's surfing talent.

Top Contest Videos

Surfos Magazine created an awesome video of Noe Mar and Leilani (CRsurf team riders) in Barbados - LINK

Check out Carlos' PERFECT 10 at PIPELINE here!!

CRSurf.com and Carton Surfboards Team Rider Leilani McGonagle on You Tube

 

 
   

 

 

 

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