El Estero
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El Estero

Guanacaste, Costa Rica


Costa Rica

Skill Level
Good for all levels

The Break

El Estero is a powerful, yet forgiving beginner-friendly, normal to long river mouth break that goes right and left. It's an estuary that features two sets of waves north and south of the river mouth, favoring rights. Funboards, shortboards, and longboards are good here. Consistency is year-round.

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Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    2 - 3 ft
  • Swells
  • Wind
    6 mph
  • Weather

Last updated: 3 weeks ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round
  • Wave Length
    Normal, Long
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
    Funboard, Longboard, Shortboard
  • Type of Break
    River mouth
  • Swell directions
    NW, W
  • Best wind directions
    SW, W
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
  • Best tides
    Mid, High, Rising
  • Power
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

The Area

Tamarindo is a well-developed and surf-oriented beach town in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The crescent-shaped beach has a wide range of waves that satisfies surfers at any level. If more nature and solitude is sought after, one only needs to head either direction of the main beach to find emptier beaches, river estuaries (and breaks), and tide pools. Tamarindo has no shortage of accommodations, shops, restaurants, and nightlife that invite travellers to linger and explore the city and natural wonders of the coastline.

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Amenities Nearby
  • Public Toilets
  • Public Showers
  • Restaurants
  • Shaded Area
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Board/Ding Repair
  • Boats/Tow-ins to Breaks
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surf Photography
  • Spas/Massages
  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Moped/ATV Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rentals
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Family Friendly
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