May 20, 2020

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Great news: Costa Rica has started opening up the beaches. Currently the beach is open Monday-Friday from 5am to 8am, but hopefully this will increase over the next couple of weeks.

Surf Camp Hours Of Operation:

11am-10pm Monday-Friday
11am-8pm Saturday/Sunday (we’ll stay open later on weekends once vehicle restrictions are removed)

Open 7am daily starting May 22, 2020

8am-8pm Every Day

5am-6pm Monday-Friday
8am-6pm Saturday/Sunday

We are open for business!
local CR number +506 2653 1238
International 1-888-318-7873

3pm-7pm Daily

Opening June 15

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pura vida
Joe Walsh

May 15, 2020

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Hey how’s it going? Are we ready to surf already or what?

Costa Rica government has said that our beaches will reopen on May 18th, and be open Monday-Friday 5am-8am. But… many of our beaches are within national parks and refuges (Tamarindo/Playa Grande/Langosta, Ostional, Nosara/Guiones, etc), and we’re hearing rumors that these beaches won’t be allowed to open?… WTF?

So here’s the current rundown of whats going on with surfing in Costa Rica as of May 15, 2020 6:45PM.

As always, find us at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

The Costa Rican borders are scheduled to open starting June 15, 2020. While this may be extended, it may not. And right now, the waves are great and VERY uncrowded. So, if you can, come join us for some great surf and great friends at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. Pura vida – Joe Walsh, founder

May 11, 2020

Some great news: Costa Rica will start opening the country’s beaches starting next week.

Costa Rica’s Official Beach Hours starting on Monday May 18, 2020:
Weekdays 5AM-8AM
Weekends Closed

OK… so it’s not that great. Maybe the tide will be wrong, maybe the wind won’t be right… but it’s a step in the right direction!

Today May 11th the Costa Rican government announced updates to the country’s various restrictions. I forgot to mention in the video that National Parks are reopening starting May 16. They must maintain 50% occupancy. Tickets can be purchased online at

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May 9, 2020

Vegetarians be warned. We finally started getting our boats back in the water this week, and while we can’t yet go surfing, we can fish. So we took a couple hours off from work to sneak out and grab some dinner.

Here’s some really great news: Pru Pru is back working at the surf camp! We are all super stoked, Pru Pru is a really great guy and a very talented captain and fisherman.

In this video Pru Pru shows how to catch and clean Spanish Mackerel.

May 3, 2020

Tamarindo is still a ghost town, the beach is still off limits. El Vaquero has been steadily growing, still very empty though. We’re reopening Witch’s Rock Surf Shop which is exciting, lots of new products we’ve been working on. Eat at Joe’s is getting a facelift. This week is the best time to book your next Costa Rica surf trip with 35% off discounts available at

Most important: If you can, please donate to those in need. We’re working hard to raise $100,000 over the next 3 months to provide donation baskets with 1 month’s worth of groceries for our employees, friends, and neighbors that have been affected by the Coronavirus lockdown (300+ local families). Donate by visiting or calling 1-888-318-7873. Pura vida!

April 27, 2020

So many people and businesses all over the world have been greatly affected by the current pandemic, and Witch’s Rock Surf Camp is one of them. We’re starting all over from zero, just like in the good old days.

But no matter what, the sun is shining, the waves are breaking, and we’re in this together. Please subscribe and stay tuned as we share this experience with you all.

Pura Vida!