Tamarindo Beach – Costa Rica

Surfing in Tamarindo

Costa Rica is well known for its miles and miles of beaches with amazing surf. Both the Caribbean and the Pacific produce great waves with top surf spots. Probably the most famous, yet remote surf spots, are Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point in the northern region of Guanacaste. Although difficult to reach by land there are several Tamarindo tour operators who offer weekly boat tours.
Tamarindo surfing was first made famous by the movie Endless Summer II. Tamarindo’s surf has consistent good swells and offshore winds, and is one of the more popular surfing destination within Costa Rica. During the dry season months the offshore winds blow hard shaping large waves.

There are many surf schools where beginners can take surf lessons. For those who do not wish to bring a surfboard with them, surfboard rentals are available. Tamarindo’s most popular surf spots are Pico Pequeno, Pico Grande and the river-mouth. Surf breaks are also found at Playa Grande and Playa Langosta.

Tamarindo Surf Web Cam courtesy of Witch’s Rock Surf Camp.

Costa Rica Surf Report

by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp

Playa Grande – Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Location: Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: sideshore Wind Speed: Moderate High Tide: 1:18 PM Low Tide: 7:27 PM Description: Good waves until the wind comes in, the wind comes in at approximately 10 a.m. Subscribe to our YouTube channel...

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Playa Tamarindo – Saturday, March 16, 2019

Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: sideshore Wind Speed: Moderate High Tide: 10:10 AM Low Tide: 4:38 PM Description: surf competition in Tamarindo ! Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to you...

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Playa Grande – Friday, March 15, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM Location: Playa Grande, Costa Rica Wave Height: 2-4 feet Wind Direction: offshore Wind Speed: Moderate High Tide: 8:58 AM Low Tide: 2:55 PM Description: Morning with waves of good size but some closeouts Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf...

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Playa Tamarindo – Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: offshore Wind Speed: Moderate High Tide: 7:07 AMm Low Tide: 1:04 PM Description: morning with small waves, ideal for longboarding Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf...

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Costa Rica Surf Report: Playa Avellanas, March 12, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM Location: Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica Wave Height: 2-3 feet Wind Direction: offshore Wind Speed: Strong High Tide: 6:25 AM Low Tide: 12:21 PM Description: morning with small waves and good shape, good for longboards Subscribe to our YouTube channel for...

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Playa Tamarindo – Monday, March 11, 2017

Time: 6:00 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: offshore Wind Speed: Gentle High Tide: 5:47 AM Low Tide: 11:45 AM Description: small waves but with good shape, ideal for beginners Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily...

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Playa Tamarindo – Saturday March 9, 2017

Time: 3:00 PM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: offshore Wind Speed: Strong High Tide: 4:55 PM Low Tide: 11:00 PM Description: Today a little small Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to you...

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Playa Grande -Friday, March 8, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM Location: Playa Grande, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: offshore Wind Speed: very light High Tide: 4:25 PM Low Tide: 10:28 PM Description: A little cold but good waves Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to...

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Playa Tamarindo – Wednesday 6 March 2019

Time: 3:00 PM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: offshore Wind Speed: Strong wind High Tide: 3:25 PM Low Tide: 9:28 PM Description: Today with enough wind and very choppy. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports...

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Playa Camaronal – Tuesday, March 5, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM Location: Playa Camaronal, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Onshore Wind Speed: Little wind High Tide: 2:48 PM Low Tide: 8:42 PM Description: Today with small waves Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to you...

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Playa Tamarindo – Monday, March 4, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Onshore Wind Speed: Strong High Tide: 2:06 PM Low Tide: 8:09 PM Description: Today the strong wind and very choppy. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf...

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Playa Avellanas – Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM Location: Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica Wave Height: 2-4 feet Wind Direction: offshore Wind Speed: Moderate High Tide: 7:56 AM Low Tide: 1:54 PM Description: Finally we have waves again! Morning with waves of good size and good shape Subscribe to our...

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Playa Tamarindo – February 27, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Hard High Tide: 2:57 AM Low Tide: 9:26 PM Description: The wind persists as well as the desire to surf, we still have waves. Subscribe to our YouTube...

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Playa Tamarindo – February 26, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Hard High Tide: 8:31 AM Low Tide: 8:16 PM Description: The wind still does not give up, but the waves do not stop coming out, the best hours are those of the...

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Playa Tamarindo – February 25, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Hard High Tide: 7:31 AM Low Tide: 1:06 PM Description: morning with small waves Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to you...

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Playa Tamarindo – February 23, 2019

Time: 10:15 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Moderate High Tide: 5:25 AM Low Tide: 11:31 AM Description: morning with small waves Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to...

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Playa Grande – February 22, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM Location: Playa Grande, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Gentle High Tide: 4:37 AM Low Tide: 10:44 AM Description: morning with good conditions, glassy surface and waves with good shape Subscribe to our YouTube...

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Playa Pitahaya – February 21, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM Location: Playa Pitahaya, Costa Rica Wave Height: 3-4 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Gentle High Tide: 4:16 PM Low Tide: 10:23 PM Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to you inbox! The post Playa Pitahaya –...

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Playa Tamarindo – February 20, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Onshore Wind Speed: Gentle High Tide: 3:28 PM Low Tide: 9:34 PM Description: noon with regular conditions for surfing Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports...

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Playa Camaronal – February 19, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM Location: Playa Camaronal, Costa Rica Wave Height: 2-4 feet Wind Direction: Onshore Wind Speed: Light High Tide: 2:38 PM Low Tide: 8:42 PM Description: morning with good conditions and semi glassy water surface Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily...

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Playa Tamarindo – February 18, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Gentle High Tide: 1:46 PM Low Tide: 7:47 PM Description: Small waves, around 11:00 am changed the direction of the wind Subscribe to our YouTube channel for...

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Playa Tamarindo – February 16, 2019

Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Onshore Wind Speed: a bit strong High Tide: 11:36 AM Low Tide: 5:44PM Description: Very few waves Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to you inbox! The post Playa...

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Playa Grande – February 15, 2019

Location: Playa Grande, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed with bursts High Tide: 10:36 AM Low Tide: 4:24 PM Description: Today with few waves Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to you inbox! The post...

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Playa Tamarindo – February 13, 2019

Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed Light High Tide: 8:26 AM Low Tide: 2:22 PM Description: a great day for surfing Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to you inbox! The post...

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Playa Marbella– February 12, 2019

Location: Playa Marbella, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: a bit strong High Tide: 7:36 AM Low Tide: 1:33PM Description: Today quite moved with good waves Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to you...

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Playa Tamarindo– February 11, 2019

Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: strong High Tide: 6:53 AM Low Tide: 12:52 PM Description: Strong wind and small waves Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to you inbox! The...

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Playa Grande – February 8, 2019

Location: Playa Grande, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Moderate High Tide: 5:16 PM Low Tide: 11:00 PM Description: the wind seems to complicate things a bit by entering the morning Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf...

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Playa Grande – February 6, 2019

Time: 3:30 PM Location: Playa Grande, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Moderate High Tide: 3:59 PM Low Tide: 9:59 PM Description: The wind is coming in the afternoon but the waves are still good Subscribe to our YouTube channel for...

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Playa Tamarindo – February 4, 2019

Time: 2:30 PM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Moderate High Tide: 3:09 PM Low Tide: 9:09 PM Description: The wind is coming in the afternoon but the waves are still good Subscribe to our YouTube channel...

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Playa Grande – January 31, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM Location: Playa Grande, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Fresh High Tide: 11:46 AM Low Tide: 5:43 PM Description: morning with good conditions Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to you...

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Playa Tamarindo – January 30, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Gentle High Tide: 10:39 AM Low Tide: 4:36 PM Description: morning with good conditions and waves with good shape Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily...

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Playa Tamarindo – January 28, 2019

Time: 6:00 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Gentle High Tide: 8:28 AM Low Tide: 2:30 PM Description: morning with small waves, good conditions to start surfing Subscribe to our YouTube channel for...

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Playa Tamarindo – January 26, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Very light High Tide: 6:29 AM Low Tide: 12:15 AM Description: Today with few waves and small Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports...

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Playa Grande – January 25, 2019

Time: 6:00 AM Location: Playa Grande, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Very soft High Tide: 5:55 AM Low Tide: 11:59 AM Description: Today with super small waves Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to...

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Playa Grande – January 24, 2019

Time: 6:00 AM Location: Playa Grande, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Very soft High Tide: 4:55 AM Low Tide: 11:39 AM Description: Today with small waves Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to you...

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Playa Tamarindo – January 23, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Strong winds High Tide: 4:35 PM Low Tide: 10:39 PM Description: Today with fast waves and super fun. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports...

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Playa Tamarindo – January 22, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Strong gusts of wind High Tide: 3:59 PM Low Tide: 9:42 PM Description: Good waves with strong winds Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports...

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Playa Tamarindo – January 21, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Very strong winds High Tide: 2:59 PM Low Tide: 9:02 PM Description: Today with strong winds and good wave size Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily...

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Playa Grande – January 17, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM Location: Playa Grande, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Something strong High Tide: 11:35 AM Low Tide: 5:02 PM Description: The wind seems to be softer today, but it is good to surf with caution. Subscribe to our...

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Playa Tamarindo – January 16, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-2 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Hard High Tide: 10:10 AM Low Tide: 4:02 PM Description: The wind does not let up, starting at 9 a.m. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports...

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Playa Grande – January 15, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM Location: Playa Grande, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Fresh High Tide: 9:16 AM Low Tide: 3:04 PM Description: The wind no longer bothers so much. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily surf reports delivered to...

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Playa Tamarindo – January 14, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM Location: Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Fresh High Tide: 8:16 AM Low Tide: 2:14 PM Description: The wind is entering at 9 am, the best hours to surf is in the morning, perfect days for longboarding...

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Playa Grande – January 11, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM Location: Playa Grande, Costa Rica Wave Height: 1-3 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Fresh High Tide: 6:05 AM Low Tide: 12:11 PM Description: morning with good conditions, small waves and glassy surface Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily...

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Playa Avellanas – January 10, 2019

  Time: 7:00 AM Location: Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica Wave Height: 2-4 feet Wind Direction: Offshore Wind Speed: Moderate High Tide: 5:26 AM Low Tide: 11:34 AM Description: morning with good conditions, waves of good shape and size Subscribe to our YouTube channel for...

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