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You Will Surf These World Class Waves

Costa Rica is famous for having amazing waves, and we’ll take you to them! The water is always in the 80s and the wind blows predominantly offshore. There are plenty of surf spots without crowds. Travel in style in our new air-conditioned Toyota vans and custom-built surf boats with Yamaha 115hp outboard motors. We have the most experienced drivers, captains and guides. All of our instructors and guides speak fluent English and Spanish. We keep our surf tour sizes small and comfortable.

  • No Spanish? No problem. All of our instructors and guides speak fluent English and Spanish.
  • No rental car needed! Surf Tamarindo with all of the best waves located directly in front of our surf camp. WRSC provides airport shuttles, all surf tours are by van and boat, Tamarindo is small and fully walkable.
  • We know the tides, the local wind patterns, and the local surfers. We know the surf spots, when they break, and when they’ll be best.

Ollie’s Point

Right Point Break, Intermediate to Advanced

Made famous by Robert August in The Endless Summer 2, Ollies point is one of the best right-hand point breaks in Central America. Approximately 60 km. to the north of Tamarindo, Ollies Point is only accessible by boat and is at about 2 hours away from Tamarindo. Due to its somewhat sheltered location, Ollies needs a big southwest swell and low tide to make it work. When its on, surfers can expect 300+ meter rides with barreling sections along the way. Due to its recent popularity and numerous boat tours, Ollies can get pretty crowded when it’s on and is reserved for intermediate to advanced surfers.

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Witch’s Rock

Hollow Beach Break, Intermediate to Advanced

Known as Roca Bruja by the locals, Witch’s Rock was also made famous by The Endless Summer 2. Witch’s Rock is located in the Santa Rosa National Forest approximately 55 km to the North of Tamarindo and is home to some of the best surf in the country. The spot works best with a southwest swell, incoming tide, and offshore winds. Similar to Ollies, Witch’s can get pretty crowded due to its popularity and numerous boat tours. However, there are a few different peaks at Witch’s to spread out the crowd. Witch’s Rock is truly a world-class wave and is reserved for advanced surfers.

Playa Grande

Beach Break, Beginner to Advanced

Located just across the estuary to the north of Tamarindo is the remote beach of Playa Grande. Playa Grande is part of the Las Baulas National Park and is a famous nesting ground for Leatherback Turtles. A 25 minute car ride, 35 minute walk, or just a 5 minute boat ride from Tamarindo brings you to the main peak located in front of the Las Tortugas hotel. A series of rock formations off the coast redirect swells and set up long A-frames along the beach that can produce amazing barrels on the incoming tide. Due to its unique southerly orientation, Playa Grande magnifies all south swells while also picking up those from the northwest. This feature makes Playa Grande one of the most consistent spots in Costa Rica and caters to all ability levels.

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Playa Tamarindo

Beach Break, Beginner to Advanced

Directly in front of the Witch’s Rock Surf Camp, Playa Tamarindo is a beautiful beach with a variety of waves catering to all skill levels. Up and down the beach, there are several different peaks that work on high and low tides making Tamarindo one of the most versatile surf spots on the Guanacaste peninsula. Looking to the North, the Tamarindo river mouth is the premier spot on the stretch of beach and can be one of the best waves in the area. When steep north swells arrive in Costa Rica and many spots cannot feel the energy, the rivermouth can be the go-to spot with long, perfect, low tide, right-hand barrels. The wave is perfect for all types of boards and styles, but when it’s on, the wave is mostly reserved for advanced surfers.

Playa Avellanas

Beach Break, Beginner to Advanced

Moving south is the remote beach of Avellanas. Only a 25 minute car ride or 15 minutes on the boat from Tamarindo, Avellanas is a local favorite due to its close proximity and variety of waves. Directly in front of the main parking lot and next to Lola’s restaurant (named after the pig who can be seen wallowing in the tide) is a quality left-hand wave that has been compared to Indonesia on strong south swells. Looking to the north, a giant Willow tree can be seen growing out of the sand which marks the next peak, a fun A-frame that comes to life on both southwest and northwest swells. Another 200 meters to the north will bring you to the Avellanas river mouth which can produce some long rides and big barrels on a sizable swell. A shallow rock on the outside forms a peak that peels all the way to the inside where advanced surfers can test their barrel riding skills. Finally, on the other side of the river mouth to the north is Little Hawaii, a rock/reef break that can handle waves up to 20 feet! The wave breaks almost a quarter mile out and is the only surfable peak when the swell is really pumping. Due to the variety of waves, spread out crowds, and mostly sandy bottom, Avellanas caters to all skill levels.

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Marbella

Beach Break, Advanced

This beautiful black sand beach is located 30km south of Tamarindo and is one of the best beach breaks in Costa Rica. There are no signs to Marbella so if you do not have specific directions from a local, it is almost impossible to find. About 1 hour in a car or 40 minutes on the boat, Marbella is known for its picturesque waves and perfect left and right barrels. A rock/reef formation about 500 meters offshore crosses up the incoming swell and creates powerful A-frame peaks up and down the beach with some of the heaviest lips in the country. Marbella works with any tide on both northwest and southwest swells and is reserved for advanced surfers.

Playa Ostional

Beach Break, Intermediate to Advanced

Located to the south of Marbella, Ostional is one of the world’s most important nesting sites for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. From Tamarindo, Ostional is about 1 and a half hours to the south in a car or a little more than 1 hour in boat. Travelers from around the world come to see thousands of turtles on the beach AND surf the amazing waves.Ostional is a powerful left and right beachbreak that can offer long tubing waves and rippable faces for intermediate to advanced surfers when the swell is on. Best surfed on the incoming tide.

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Playa Guiones

Beach Break, Beginner to Advanced

Located in the laid back town of Nosara just to the south of Ostional, Playa Guiones is a consistent left and right beach break for surfers of all abilities. 2 hours to the South of Tamarindo, Guiones offers long, workable, forgiving waves that can provide all surfers with a memorable experience. The flat bottom creates long sloping waves that allow for turns, airs, and even barrels on the right swell. Due to its location on the coast, Guiones picks up north and south swells and works well on all tides making it perfect for a full-day trip.

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