Costa Rica:: SURFING Images

Costa Rica:: SURFING

Costa Rica isn’t like a box of chocolates, it’s more like a mixed sashimi platter at an epic sushi restaurant. Variety is the spice of life in Guanacaste, which is home to a lot of yummy surf, from hollow beachbreaks like Witch’s Rock, to long, barreling pointbreaks like Ollie’s and everything in between: rivermouths, reefs, jetty breaks, rights, lefts, wedges, A frames. The lot. One of the attractions of Costa Rica is the variety and consistency of the surf. There is something for everyone, from rank beginners to Pat O’Connell and Wingnut.

You might hear some whinging online and through the Coconut Wireless that Costa Rica is “too crowded.” Though it does get crowded at some of the more well known waves crowds are by no means the rule. For every crowded spot there are numerous others, similar in quality, with few takers. The tube hunter and nose rider alike can still find their own piece of Costa Rica heaven with a little local knowledge.