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RE: Surf spot for beginners« Reply #1 on: December 19 2009 20:12:00 »
Tamarindo is a perfect place to learn. The paddle out is easy and the locals are used to seeing a lot of beginners trying to get the hang of it. Don't leave any valuables in your car or on the beach. They WILL GET STOLEN. This includes towels, sandals, chewing gum... you get the idea.
The time to go is now through April or May. Surf can range from mild to wild. For trustworthy accomodations contact Jonathon Malavasi at Vacation Rentals of Tamarindo. I do not represent them. I just know that he is honest. Stay away from Jaco.
RE: Surf spot for beginners« Reply #2 on: December 20 2009 10:12:00 »
Thanks a lot for your information.
Talk to you very soon , mate....
RE: Surf spot for beginners« Reply #3 on: December 21 2009 03:12:00 »
If you are still learning, I would recommend Vista Guapa Surf Camp in Jaco. I see a previous post warning you to stay away from Jaco, but the surf camp is the reason to go there and not the town itself. Tamarindo is as touristy as Jaco, and for me, Tamarindo is not convenient to travel if the first airport into Costa Rica is SJO. Also, if you want more challenging waves, the surf camp staffs will drive you to breaks at Playa Hermosa.