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RE: surf spots for beginner« Reply #1 on: September 13 2006 13:09:00 »
let me know when you find out. I would like to go in April... beginner as well.
RE: surf spots for beginner« Reply #2 on: September 25 2006 17:09:00 »
i m going to costa rica to start surfing.. itll be my first time. ill go on may.. i did some research and i found a beach where they are waves for beginners. it s called tamarindo. u can get more info in google. just type tamarindo and ull see. tell me if u find something better.
RE: surf spots for beginner« Reply #3 on: September 26 2006 20:09:00 »
Jaco is an excellent spot for beginners. Always plenty of swell and never gets too big because above chest high it closes out, causing plenty of whitewater to ride to the beach. Jaco is a nice place to stay too, with all the comforts of home and plenty to do.
RE: surf spots for beginner« Reply #4 on: November 23 2006 07:11:00 »
At this time of the year, Tamarindo, Jaco, Mal Pais and santa tereza will be good for begginers.
You should just make sure that it doesn't get too big, cause all the above places can be nice and calm on one day, but, when a swell is coming, the waves can easily punish you on the next day.
RE: surf spots for beginner« Reply #5 on: November 25 2006 15:11:00 »
I highly recommend Playa Carmen in Santa Teresa/Mal País. I started out a couple of weeks ago in that beach. I don't particularlly like Jaco. It's dirty, and somehow dangerous. Tamarindo is nice too!!! But again, Playa Carmen, not just for the waves, but the whole vibe is great!
RE: surf spots for beginner« Reply #6 on: November 29 2006 09:11:00 »
i am at the same time in costa rica and i am also beginner....if you like we could meet for a surftrip?
RE: surf spots for beginner« Reply #7 on: June 05 2007 16:06:00 »
Tamarindo is the mecca more than 11 surf spot walking distance for all levels check www.bananasurfclub.com
RE: surf spots for beginner« Reply #8 on: June 19 2007 12:06:00 »
I´m also looking for the best spots for "semi-beginners", but I´m going i august ... I´ve been thinking tamarindo and santa teresa/playa carmen - what do you think? Can you buy cheap boards in those places?
RE: surf spots for beginner« Reply #9 on: June 19 2007 17:06:00 »
JACO DON'T GET BIG? I COUL OF SWORN I SAW AARON DROP IN A 10FT WAVE THE OTHER DAY.I BEEN HERE ALMOST TWO YEARS IN JACO AND IT'S A BIT MORE COSTLY THEN OTHER PLACES IN TOWN .PADLE OUT PAST THE BREAK AND IF IT'S NOT A BEACH LONG CLOSE OUT OF SIZEABLE DEATH.I THINK IT'S SAFE TO SAY JACO IS A PLACE THAT REQUIRES SOME SKILL IF YOU CAN'T READ THE WAVE OR BREAK LEFT OR RIGHT IT MAY SUCK.SEVERAL SURF SCHOOLS WILL TAKE YA OUT AND START YOU OUT IN THE SWAG.I'M GLAD I SKATED POOLS AND RAMPS CAUSE I JUST WENT OUT AND DID IT, BUT THEN I STAY AT WHAT USED TO BE A SURF HOSTEL AND MOST SURFERS WILL GIVE YA TIPS AND STUFF.... GOOD LUCK!