Best North Pacific Coast Surfing in Costa Rica

Hands down, the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica offers some of the best surfing in Latin America.  From beginners to experienced boarders, there are truly waves for everyone...
  • Playa Naranjo (Witch's Rock) - in Santa Rosa National Park, the strongest waves and best surfing happen during December to March
  • Potrero Grande (Ollies Point) - depart from Playas del Coco to enjoy these hollow and fast waves
  • Playa Tamarindo - an hour south of Playas del Coco, Tamarindo offers two main points for surfing - B-El Estero and Pico Pequeno
  • Playa Grande - long boards, short boards, beginner or not, Playa Grande offers that perfect wave for everyone
  • Playa Langosta - near Tamarindo, Langosta offers waves created at the mouth of a small river
  • Playa Avellanas - just south of Tamarindo, you'll find very hollow waves with a great beach break
  • Playa Negra - with some of the fastest waves in Costa Rica, Playa Negra is a true surfer's paradise
  • Playa Nosara - on the Nicoya Peninsula, Nosara offers consistent swells with a beach break
  • Santa Teresa & Mal Pais - beach breaks, point breaks, surfing competitions, and sometimes pro-surfer Kelly Slater can be found here
For more information, check out Riding the Waves: Surfing in Costa Rica. Photo Credit:
Nice Ride by JarleNaustvik

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