Curated by Wavecation


Guanacaste, Costa Rica


Costa Rica

Skill Level
Good for all levels

The Break

The surf in Tamarindo is varied with beginner-friendly and long right beach breaks as well as powerful, fast and fun river mouth breaks that go both right and left. The best waves are caught during dawn patrol until after noon. With a variety of waves to ride, the best boards would depend on the break itself. 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
    Short, Normal
  • Wave Direction
  • Board Type
    Funboard, Longboard, Shortboard, SUP
  • Type of Break
    Beach, River mouth
  • Swell directions
    SW, NW
  • Best wind directions
  • Crowd levels / week
    Few to Crowded
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Few to Crowded
  • Seabed
    Sand, Big Rocks
  • Best tides
    Mid, High, Rising
  • Power
  • Access By
    Public Beach, 4WD, 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
  • Restaurants
  • Shaded Area
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Board/Ding Repair
  • Boats/Tow-ins to Breaks
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surf Photography
  • Spas/Massages
  • Golf
  • Diving
  • Yoga
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Moped/ATV Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rentals
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilets
  • Public Showers
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