El Palo
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El Palo

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Guanacaste

Costa Rica

Skill Level
intermediate

The Break

Also known as Palo Seco (Dead Tree), Playa Avellanas, or simply Avellanas. El Palo is a barreling and fun short beach break that offers rides to the left and right. Shortboards are best here. Consistency is year-round with mainly winter swells.


Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    2 - 3 ft
  • Swells
    SSW
  • Wind
    6 mph
  • Weather
    76°f
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Last updated: 15 hours ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Consistency
    Mainly winter swells, Year round
  • Wave Length
    Short
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
    Shortboard
  • Type of Break
    Beach
  • Swell directions
    SW, NW
  • Best wind directions
    E
  • Crowd levels / week
    Few to Crowded
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Few to Crowded
  • Seabed
    Reef, Sand
  • Best tides
    Mid, High, Rising
  • Power
    Barreling
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

The Area

Playa Avellanas is a sleepy little surf beach town in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Pristine beach wilderness sets the backdrop for incredible surf. There are no shops, few accommodations, and the heart of Avellanas is Lola's beach restaurant. Surf schools and camps offer board rentals, lessons and repairs.

Location
Guanacaste, Costa Rica 6 listings within this region
Amenities Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • Shaded Area
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Board/Ding Repair
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surf Photography
  • Spas/Massages
  • Yoga
  • Golf
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Family Friendly
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