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EXPERIENCE IN COSTA RICA SURF TRAVEL was created in 1999 to help surfers in Costa Rica find the best place to surf, to help travelers plan their trip, and to keep them informed of news and upcoming events. We have published well over 600 surf reports and forecasts, and helped thousands of surfers and their families with their vacations. We believe in supporting sustainable, community led tourism efforts on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and have been a leader in promoting environmental causes. In 2011 we became 1% for the Planet Ambassadors, and in 2012 received the status of a Benefit Corporation in California, which means including sustainability in EVERY business decision taken.

Our Mission: To help locals and travelers find the best places to surf, stay, and play in Costa Rica.

Our Benefit Mission: To help surfers unite their communities by promoting sustainable tourism and protecting coastal ecosystems.


We are activists for the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots organization that works to protect the world's oceans, waves, and beaches. We've helped to organize beach cleanups in Tamarindo, Jaco, Puerto Viejo, and Dominical, built and donated recycle bins, and support environmental and community groups like PRETOMA, ASANA, ATEC, Tropical Adventures, and the Dominical lifeguards. Each year CRSURF donates $100 to the Dominical lifeguards. We are also 1% for the Planet members, donating 1% of our proceeds to PRETOMA who protect sea turtles in Costa Rica.

We are committed to promoting eco-friendly options for travelers, and will never advertise hotels, development projects, or realtors that maliciously damage the environment or the culture of the country. We treat every client with the highest level of service and work hard with our suppliers to deliver it.


Currently we sponsor two local surfers, Leilani and Noe Mar McGonagle, who compete on the Circuito Nacional de Surf, or national surf tour. They were chosen for their dedication to the sport and the connection they have with their community. Every community in Costa Rica has some great athletes who deserve sponsorship, so we report their accomplishments on the website and in monthly articles published in Costa Rica and the United States (The Beachside Resident). You can read them all on the FAQs page.

Feel free to contact us at anytime...

By mail: 720 Beatie St., Oakland, CA 94606
By phone: Toll Free in the US/Canada - 877-SURF-007 or Internationally: 001-321-890-5761
or through Facebook or Twitter

Licensed and insured as a travel agent in 2008 in Florida and California with Dugans Travels - California Registered Seller 2054922-40 / Washington Registered Seller 602327942 / Fla. Seller of Travel Ref No. ST35992

Read Unbiased Consumer Reviews Online at

FROMMERS 2010 Travel Guide (p.106):
"If you're looking for an organized surf vacation ... check out"

LONELY PLANET - Central America on a Shoestring (p.630):
"Log on to for information, including tide charts and surf reports."

LONELY PLANET - Costa Rica (p.54):
"Surfers should .. log on to the Costa Rica Surf Report ( for everything you need to know before your trip."

HUNTER Travel Guide - Costa Rica (p.16):
"Check out for the latest updates."

~ Visit our Testimonials page to hear what others had to say ~

Staying Active in the Surf Community

6/1/13 - CR Surf Travel Company has just been certified as California's 1st Benefit Corporation in the surf travel business.

3/13 - Can your next surfboard help save our oceans? Find the answer here.

3/13 - CR Surf Travel Company sponsors the Surf for Youth Program in Tamarindo (started by Waves Costa Rica) to help kids learn to surf. Read more.

12/12 - CR Surf Travel Company to donate $250.00 to PRETOMA as part of their commitment to 1% for the Planet. You can adopt a sea turtle for only $50. Find out here.

First Surfrider meeting in Tamarindo 2001

Classroom visit in Dominical

Protecting the beach in Dominical

Recycle bin donation

Beach cleanup in Tamarindo

Bottle Recycling in Dominical

*** Past events that CRsurf has sponsored ***


Copa Lola's - Circuito Guanacasteco

Circuito Guanacasteco Creatures Presentado por Reserva Conchal


Surf for Youth - Tamarindo - 2013

Domincal eXtreme Games on July 6th in front of Tortilla Flats. Surf contest, plus skate, fishing, tree climbing, SUP, and kayak races. Check the flyer here.

Puerto Viejo Open Pro Surf Contest

Santa Teresa Surf Contest

Surf For Youth Contest - Waves Costa Rica

The Surf for Youth Program in Tamarindo is looking for support from the local and international community to continue their program of teaching kids in poor rural towns how to surf, stay healthy, and respect the ocean. Click here to learn more. Surf for Youth contest in Tamarindo on July 6th-7th with $1000 in cash/prizes for the Open Division.


Asociacion de Surf Mal Pais surf contest

Puerto Viejo Open Pro







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CR Surf Travel Co. is an independent agent of Dugan's Travels, which is certified by CLIA, IATAN, and California Registered Seller 2054922-40 / Washington Registered Seller 602327942 / Fla. Seller of Travel Ref No. ST35992. Please refer to our travel policy page for all information on our travel services.

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