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Kolbi National: Reef 2015 Grand Final - Read more.
Visit our Hotels page to see which businesses are certified as sustainable by the ICT (Costa Rican Tourism Institute).

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North Pacific


South Pacific

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Caribbean Coast - AUGUST 2nd - East-Northeast med-period swell in the water; AUGUST 3rd - East-Northeast med-period swell fading ; AUGUST 4 - East-Northeast med-period swell fading; AUGUST 5 - East-Northeast med-period swell on the way out; AUGUST 6 - East-Northeast med-period swell decreasing; AUGUST 7 - Steep angle East-Northeast short-period swell decreasing plus North windswell picking up; AUGUST 8 - Small Steep angle East-Northeast short-period swell fading.

Pacific Coast - AUGUST 2nd - Southwest long-period swell holding and Southwest windswell in the water; AUGUST 3rd - Southwest long-period swell in the water with background South windswell holding ; AUGUST 4 - Southwest long-period swell steady and South windswell on the way out; AUGUST 5 - South long-period swell picking up plus Southwest medium period swell steady; AUGUST 6 - South long-period swell fading and Southwest medium period swell steady; AUGUST 7 - South long-period swell holding and a secondary Southwest windswell on the rise; AUGUST 8 - South med-period swell decreasing and Southwest medium period swell steady.




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** NEWS and EVENTS **

--> Debbie Zec, owner of Dominical Surf Lessons, has created a new, fun, challenge called SURF FITNESS CHALLENGE  which is a tropical surf vacation for active people who want to keep up with their workouts and stick to healthy habits while learning how to surf and explore Costa Rica's beautiful Pacific Coast.

-->Unadvertised SURF TRIP SPECIAL by Real Surf Trips - 40% off of all-inclusive trips by Real Surf Trips till June 4th of this year.

-->The 2nd annual Nandamojo Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, July 11, co-hosted by the Nandamojo Valley Chamber of Commerce at Pura Aventura. This year there will also be a course for runners - distance will be between 5 and 10 km. Tell your friends, and remember: participants in last year's event can join this year's event for free if you get three friends to sign up! Sign-up Here!


-->From Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa: Mark your calendars for Jungle Jam in the Central Pacific Coast March 19th - March 22nd being held out at Doce Lunas.

-->The 5th annual Robert August Surf and Turf Fundraiser for the non-profit kids group CEPIA in Tamarindo, April 17th-19th. Find out more here.

-->Safari Surf School is offering a summer discount on their standard Tortuga package in Nosara, Costa Rica! Flight costs are at an all time low and the summer months in Nosara are peaceful. with lush green jungle, waterfalls and the always fabulous surf! This sale will end August 15th. This summer rates will be discounted up to 40% so contact us to set up a trip.

12/4 - Spirit Airlines to fly San José-Houston four times per week starting May 28th, 2015. Southwest to begin flights to San Jose on March 7th.

10/23 - The Puntarenas-Paquera ferry, TB 3, will be undergoing repairs starting October 29th, leaving only one ferry running. Be sure to get in line early to secure a space! See all times on the Mal Pais page.

We are now working with two of the most luxurious surf retreats in the country! Premier Surf Club operates out of Playa Langosta, taking you by 4x4 or boat to the best breaks along the Guanacaste Coast. And Kalon Surf Camp offers to pamper you with 5-star cuisine in their oceanview mansion, while providing private surf instruction at a number of empty beaches from Dominical to the Rio Terraba.


Specialty Camp: CRsurf has partnered with Fishing Nosara to organize a surf boat charter for advanced surfers coming to Playa Guiones in 2015. This package includes seven nights in a quality rental home with laundry, breakfast, and house cleaning. Boards you can rent (or bring for a discounted rate), plus you get a deluxe four passenger golf cart, and TWO boat tours to remote big wave points or reefs that are not accessible by land. Send us a note if you are interested.

Specialty Camp: How about an exclusive Family Surf Retreat with Del Mar Surf Camp? Private accommodations for four, roundtrip transfers, daily breakfast and lunch, daily surf lessons and equipment, professional photographer, and a custom gift. Plus choose from additional activities like hiking, yoga, or horse back riding. Only $5500 for the whole family for six nights and seven days. Email us to sign up.

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NOW Fully Customizable Surf Trips to meet every budget and skill level !!

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

Rip Currents and how to Avoid them

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.


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

Bus Schedules for ALL Central America. And here is a PDF showing all of the times for buses in Costa Rica.

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

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..


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

7/7 - Drones & Submarines Assist Scientists At Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica Read more

4/06 - Endangered Hammerhead Shark Fins Exported from Costa Rica. Read more.

3/19 - Check out the latest community initiates supported by Bodhi Surf School in Uvita. Plus book a trip in March and get 25% Bodhi surf sessions.

2/21 - Real Surf Trips Gives back to their local community by offering first aid classes in April. Read more.

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.





2015 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

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



Top Surf Videos

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

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 video!

Tide Charts for Costa Rica

Tide charts for Costa Rica for 2015!

Click for the latest surf report, forecast, news, and events!!
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8/01 - 1st Annual Cosmic Hermosa surf festival on August 29th at Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica. Read more

7/31 - Carlos 'Cali' Muñoz eliminated from Vans US surf comp in California. Read more

7/29 - US Open of Surfing enters final wave of competition. Read more

7/26 - Vans US Open of Surfing commences with top-rated junior performances. Read more

7/18 - Reef 2015 Grand Final Day Two: Playa Hermosa exploded into tubes before 4,000 people! Read more.

7/17 - Grand Final Reef, Kölbi 2015 National Tour Leilani, Malakai, Samuel and Valentina Resano Reidy, former National Champions. Read more.

7/17 - Reef 2015 Grand Final: Playa Hermosa is ready for a spectacular closing championship!. Read more.

6/21 - Alvaro Solano and Cassio Carvalho dominated Boca Barranca. Read more.

6/14 - Carlos Munoz won the Kölbi NationalNosara Beach Club Cup!

6/7 - It's official COSTA RICA Wins the ISA World Surfing Games 2015

6/3 - Costa Rica cerro una jornada perfecta en el dia tres of ISA Mundial 2015

6/1 - Three out of four Ticos advance to Round 2 at the ISA World Surf Games 2015!

5/31 - ISA World Surfing Games 2015 - Starts tomorrow. Get Heat Schedule Here

5/25 - This weekend: Master Circuit Longboard & SUP & Going to Mal Pais: RESULTS ARE IN!

5/22 - Master CircuitLongboard & SUP & Going to Mal Pais starts 7am, 5/23. Get details here.

 5/22 - ISA World Cup 2015: World Class 'Costa Rican Surfers' Competing starting May 31st in Nicaragua.

5/17- Kölbi National Tour's May 2015: Alberto Muñoz is FOX CUP CHAMPION!

5/16 - Kölbi National FOX CUP Surf Contest is this weekend in Jaco
Find out where and when here.

5/15 - Kölbi National Tour FOX CUP is this weekend in Jaco - Get the "Where & When" of the Fox Cup surf contest here.

5/13 - Jason Torres is the new champion of the Guanacasteco De Surf! Get all the scores.

5/6 - 2015 Quiksilver Pro Saquarema Brazil - Watch Carlos Muñoz and Noe Mar McGonagle compete - Live webcast and updates here!

5/2 - EPIC! Leilani McGonagle from Costa Rica WON World Rip Curl Grom Search 2015

5/1 - Oakley's Lower Pro 2015 LIVE Webcast - Watch Live Surf Contest

4/27 - Jason Torres won Avellanas this last weekend. Read more.

4/25 - Circuit Guanacasteco reaches Avellanas this weekend Read more.

4/21 - Angelo Bonomelli premiered at the National Circuit Kölbi Read more.

4/16 - Santa Teresa place a new leader in the National Circuit Kölbi. Read more.

4/13 - Alvaro Solano repeat victory in National Masters in Tamarindo. Read more.


Top Contest Videos

Isaac Vega's 10 point tube ride in Playa Hermosa

Noe Mar makes the favorites again with a 9.57 ride at World Juniors Surfing event in Portugal on Youtube

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!! and Carton Surfboards Team Rider Leilani McGonagle on You Tube






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