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Topic: Will the CR rainy season ruin a 2 week hol in May?
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Topic: Will the CR rainy season ruin a 2 week hol in May?
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Andy

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Will the CR rainy season ruin a 2 week hol in May?

Hi there everyone,
The only time I have off this year is May and I am thinking of visiting CR for 2 weeks (prob the Tamarindo area). I am also taking my girlfriend who doesn't surf. Is is likley to hack down with rain the whole time and spoil the hol for her? Also does anyone know what the waves are like this time of year. I am a beginner. thanks.



By:

Dan

RE: Will the CR rainy season ruin a 2 week hol in May?

At this time of year it is really just the start of the rainy season so its not too bad.  I've been down there a couple of times in May/June and it rains more at night and only a little while during the day.  That time is actually the best time of year mainly for central and southern costa rica however you will definetly get surf up north.  You will still get waves but usually not as good as if you were going more south (was surfing head high+ Playa Hermosa when my buddy was in the tamarindo area and it was about waist high).Either way you'll have a blast.

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Dan

RE: Will the CR rainy season ruin a 2 week hol in May?

At this time of year it is really just the start of the rainy season so its not too bad.  I've been down there a couple of times in May/June and it rains more at night and only a little while during the day.  That time is actually the best time of year mainly for central and southern costa rica however you will definetly get surf up north.  You will still get waves but usually not as good as if you were going more south (was surfing head high+ Playa Hermosa when my buddy was in the tamarindo area and it was about waist high).Either way you'll have a blast.



By:

andy

RE: Will the CR rainy season ruin a 2 week hol in May?

Dan, thanks for the reply. Yes you're right Ive checked out the other breaks further south (Jaco, Hermosa, Dominical) and they look awesome. Unfortunatley I'm stuck out in Afghanistan with work at the mo and my paddling will suck by the time I get home! I've had bad experiences with close out sets and rips when i was in Bali last year so I think these breaks will be out of my league. I'll stick with the smaller waves further North. thanks again for the advice.

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clark

RE: Will the CR rainy season ruin a 2 week hol in May?

hey man! I will be in honeymooning in Mal Pais May 18th-24th. I plan on surfing the Mal Pais/ Santa Teresa area all week. Where will you be staying? Im from the Gulf Coast area, USA of course.

Looking for surf spots in Costa Rica ?

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