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Costa Rica is blessed with quality point breaks, beachbreaks and surf on 2 different coast lines. And since it's one of the safest and politically most stable country in the region it's also pretty crowded. Lots of American (surfer) tourists spend time alonf the carribean or Pacific coastline in search of quality waves. Prices have risen because of the increasing popularity of spending time in CR. No need to bring thick wetsuits, boardshort, a rashvest and plenty of sunscreen will do fine.
Climate in Costa Rica : Costa Rica has a tropical climate with two seasons. A wet season from May to November and a dry season from December to April. In the central upland areas the climate is more temperate. Average annual precipitation is 3,300 mm (130 inches) and rainfall patterns vary from region to region. Average temperature ranges in San Jose are from 14 to 24 degrees Celsius (57 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit) in December to 17 to 27 degrees Celsius (63 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit) in May.
Coastline: 1,290 km

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Surf spots in Costa Rica

Surf spots in Costa Rica : 43
Surf pictures in Costa Rica : 87
Surf videos in Costa Rica : 19
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19 Aug 2020 shark population in costa rica 192481 views 123 replies

shark population in costa rica
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16 Oct 2019 How are chicks in Tamarindo? 27239 views 14 replies

How are chicks in Tamarindo?
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15 Jan 2019 costa rica where to go january to march 27292 views 4 replies

costa rica where to go january to march
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12 Apr 2018 WHo has tried surf goggles & what works the best? 42988 views 13 replies

WHo has tried surf goggles & what works the best?
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06 Aug 2017 Surf Camp Base - Tamarindo or Hermosa? 8657 views 7 replies

Surf Camp Base - Tamarindo or Hermosa?
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21 Mar 2017 surf spots for beginner 30872 views 15 replies

surf spots for beginner
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29 Dec 2016 are there cheap surfboards in costa rica 55328 views 30 replies

are there cheap surfboards in costa rica
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27 Apr 2015 Solo surfing trip - Tamarindo or Mal Pais? 14811 views 10 replies

Solo surfing trip - Tamarindo or Mal Pais?
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09 Dec 2014 Costa Rica - end of December. What is better: Caribbean or Pacific coasts? 2622 views 1 replies

Costa Rica - end of December. What is better: Caribbean or Pacific coasts?
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07 Oct 2014 Good place to learn to surf in July 6133 views 7 replies

Good place to learn to surf in July
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07 Oct 2014 Surf camp in Costa Rica 1531 views 1 replies

Surf camp in Costa Rica
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14 Sep 2014 Looking for entrepreneurs/freelancers for a world trip 1983 views 5 replies

Looking for entrepreneurs/freelancers for a world trip
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14 Jul 2014 Guiones or Samara? 2327 views 2 replies

Guiones or Samara?
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12 Jul 2014 Share the cost of rental car? 1613 views 0 replies

Share the cost of rental car?
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23 Jun 2014 Surfboard rentals in Playa Matapalo (near RUI Guenacaste resort) 10692 views 0 replies

Surfboard rentals in Playa Matapalo (near RUI Guenacaste resort)
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23 Jun 2014 How are the waves in Santa Teresa in August? 2875 views 1 replies

How are the waves in Santa Teresa in August?
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23 Jun 2014 All Women's Costa Rica Surf Camp suggestions? 2454 views 2 replies

All Women's Costa Rica Surf Camp suggestions?
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20 May 2014 Central Coast in July? 2546 views 1 replies

Central Coast in July?
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20 May 2014 Costa Rica in May 2599 views 1 replies

Costa Rica in May
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20 Jan 2014 going to costa february 09 7000 views 7 replies

going to costa february 09
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06 Jan 2014 Help! - January in Costa, Panama, or Ecuador? 3127 views 1 replies

Help! - January in Costa, Panama, or Ecuador?
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06 Jan 2014 Is Pavones always good with a SE swell? 3495 views 2 replies

Is Pavones always good with a SE swell?
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07 Dec 2013 Costa Rica & Panama in January! 2508 views 0 replies

Costa Rica & Panama in January!
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25 Nov 2013 Need to find a good surf camp in January to sharpen my skillz!! 3057 views 1 replies

Need to find a good surf camp in January to sharpen my skillz!!
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13 Nov 2013 accomodation nosara 3299 views 2 replies

accomodation nosara
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07 Nov 2013 Board Rental near Puerto Jimenez or Pavones? 5382 views 2 replies

Board Rental near Puerto Jimenez or Pavones?
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28 Oct 2013 Best surf camp in Costa Rica 2434 views 2 replies

Best surf camp in Costa Rica
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04 Oct 2013 Witches Rock surf camp 5210 views 6 replies

Witches Rock surf camp
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23 Sep 2013 surfing september-november 2908 views 3 replies

surfing september-november
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15 Sep 2013 Surf Camps in Mal Pais / Santa Teresa? 4196 views 3 replies

Surf Camps in Mal Pais / Santa Teresa?
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14 Aug 2013 Need help best Surf Sunglasses. 4692 views 4 replies

Need help best Surf Sunglasses.
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09 Jul 2013 Seasonal wave height , surfing tamarindo 2715 views 2 replies

Seasonal wave height , surfing tamarindo
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01 Jul 2013 Surfing in costa rica in September-October for begginers ? or recommendation for another place 2612 views 1 replies

Surfing in costa rica in September-October for begginers ? or recommendation for another place
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30 Jun 2013 Surfing in Costa Rica costs 3835 views 1 replies

Surfing in Costa Rica costs
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29 Apr 2013 Vacation trip 2349 views 1 replies

Vacation trip
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17 Apr 2013 Cheap accommodation 2497 views 1 replies

Cheap accommodation
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17 Apr 2013 Board availability update 2301 views 1 replies

Board availability update
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17 Apr 2013 buying a board! 2387 views 2 replies

buying a board!
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10 Apr 2013 Safety in Tamarindo, Costa Rica 4786 views 3 replies

Safety in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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26 Dec 2012 Cheap Surf Camp CR 4304 views 3 replies

Cheap Surf Camp CR
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21 Dec 2012 KB 3278 views 4 replies

KB
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21 Dec 2012 surfboards costa rica 14307 views 12 replies

surfboards costa rica
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17 Dec 2012 Looking for a place to stay in Cabo Matapalo 8242 views 8 replies

Looking for a place to stay in Cabo Matapalo
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10 Dec 2012 Surfing in Jaco 3055 views 3 replies

Surfing in Jaco
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06 Dec 2012 Learn to Surf - low budget in Costa Rica 4398 views 6 replies

Learn to Surf - low budget in Costa Rica
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18 Nov 2012 Quiet surf camp 4029 views 1 replies

Quiet surf camp
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18 Sep 2012 4 star hotel in Hanoi 3301 views 2 replies

4 star hotel in Hanoi
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18 Sep 2012 Costa rica or Dominican Republic? 3139 views 1 replies

Costa rica or Dominican Republic?
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30 Aug 2012 Costa Rica in October 2502 views 0 replies

Costa Rica in October
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28 Jul 2012 Winter spots in Costa Rica 2915 views 1 replies

Winter spots in Costa Rica
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20 Jul 2012 SURF TRIP NEED CREW/ADVICE APRIL/MAY - anywhere 3554 views 6 replies

SURF TRIP NEED CREW/ADVICE APRIL/MAY - anywhere
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03 Jun 2012 Costa Rica - wedding/surf vacation in July 4125 views 2 replies

Costa Rica - wedding/surf vacation in July
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25 May 2012 Tamarindo in August for a beginner... 3106 views 1 replies

Tamarindo in August for a beginner...
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04 May 2012 Going to Costa Rica in May 10753 views 14 replies

Going to Costa Rica in May
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01 May 2012 Pavones to Dominical 2765 views 0 replies

Pavones to Dominical
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30 Apr 2012 Ride from SJO to Pavones on May 5th-ish 2508 views 0 replies

Ride from SJO to Pavones on May 5th-ish
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18 Mar 2012 Cabo Matapalo rentals? 2530 views 0 replies

Cabo Matapalo rentals?
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25 Feb 2012 Jaco / Esterillos in Apr 2685 views 0 replies

Jaco / Esterillos in Apr
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18 Feb 2012 Looking to buy a used surfboard in San Jose 2953 views 0 replies

Looking to buy a used surfboard in San Jose
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30 Dec 2011 Best airline to Costa Rica? 2536 views 0 replies

Best airline to Costa Rica?
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17 Aug 2011 Costa Rica in November for longboarding 3169 views 0 replies

Costa Rica in November for longboarding
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13 Aug 2011 Matapalo accommadation 3197 views 2 replies

Matapalo accommadation
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24 Jul 2011 Wicked Surf Van for Sale Costa Rica or Panama!!! 7922 views 2 replies

Wicked Surf Van for Sale Costa Rica or Panama!!!
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16 Jun 2011 Surf in CR in July, without car 4425 views 5 replies

Surf in CR in July, without car
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24 Apr 2011 Surfing Holiday in Philippines - Sirgao 4167 views 0 replies

Surfing Holiday in Philippines - Sirgao
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23 Apr 2011 Bungalow in Santa Teresa 3416 views 1 replies

Bungalow in Santa Teresa
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05 Apr 2011 Where to chill-out in April 3448 views 4 replies

Where to chill-out in April
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02 Apr 2011 Good surf spots along the Pacific of Costa Rica? 3179 views 2 replies

Good surf spots along the Pacific of Costa Rica?
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28 Mar 2011 Santa Cruz CA Surf spots 2478 views 0 replies

Santa Cruz CA Surf spots
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10 Mar 2011 Rancho Coral is re-opening as Localized Surf Camp 4245 views 0 replies

Rancho Coral is re-opening as Localized Surf Camp
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09 Mar 2011 Looking to Meet Other People to Surf with In Costa Rica 2752 views 0 replies

Looking to Meet Other People to Surf with In Costa Rica
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26 Feb 2011 Where to surf in the Tamarindo area during lower tides? 3322 views 1 replies

Where to surf in the Tamarindo area during lower tides?
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22 Jan 2011 used Longboards in Dominical area for sale? 3112 views 0 replies

used Longboards in Dominical area for sale?
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14 Jan 2011 Ostional 2568 views 3 replies

Ostional
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11 Jan 2011 Costa Rica Jan- April 10017 views 11 replies

Costa Rica Jan- April
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07 Jan 2011 Advance surf spot by tamarindo or down coast.. 2568 views 1 replies

Advance surf spot by tamarindo or down coast..
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07 Jan 2011 Between Tamarindo river mouth and Playa Grande main peak 3289 views 1 replies

Between Tamarindo river mouth and Playa Grande main peak
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22 Nov 2010 Christmas in CR 2811 views 0 replies

Christmas in CR
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18 Nov 2010 spots north of tamarindo 2167 views 0 replies

spots north of tamarindo
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14 Nov 2010 rancho coral closed? 4250 views 4 replies

rancho coral closed?
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