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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Islita

Costa Rica, Guanacaste

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 9° 51.13' N
Longitude: 85° 24.037' W

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 Access

From Samara Beach, take a car (preffered 4x4) and go to the East, looking for Carrillo Beach, continue to Estrada little town. Now you have 2 options.

Option 1. Cross the ORA river (just in summer). Pass Camaronal Beach and next beach is Islita.

Option 2. From Estrada town continue to Santa Marta Town and follow the signal that will take you to Punta Islita.

English (Translate this text in English): From Samara Beach, take a car (preffered 4x4) and go to the East, looking for Carrillo Beach, continue to Estrada little town. Now you have 2 options.

Option 1. Cross the ORA river (just in summer). Pass Camaronal Beach and next beach is Islita.

Option 2. From Estrada town continue to Santa Marta Town and follow the signal that will take you to Punta Islita.

English (Translate this text in English): From Samara Beach, take a car (preffered 4x4) and go to the East, looking for Carrillo Beach, continue to Estrada little town. Now you have 2 options.

Option 1. Cross the ORA river (just in summer). Pass Camaronal Beach and next beach is Islita.

Option 2. From Estrada town continue to Santa Marta Town and follow the signal that will take you to Punta Islita.

English (Translate this text in English): From Samara Beach, take a car (preffered 4x4) and go to the East, looking for Carrillo Beach, continue to Estrada little town. Now you have 2 options.

Option 1. Cross the ORA river (just in summer). Pass Camaronal Beach and next beach is Islita.

Option 2. From Estrada town continue to Santa Marta Town and follow the signal that will take you to Punta Islita.

DistanceTake a car

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Punta Islita

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

The beach is very short. Now when you enter in the water you will see some kind of stick that rise over the water. It means tha from this stick to the east of the beach there are rocks under the water, do not take waves in this part. Some pros can take it but they ussually take it in high tide.

English (Translate this text in English): The beach is very short. Now when you enter in the water you will see some kind of stick that rise over the water. It means tha from this stick to the east of the beach there are rocks under the water, do not take waves in this part. Some pros can take it but they ussually take it in high tide.

English (Translate this text in English): The beach is very short. Now when you enter in the water you will see some kind of stick that rise over the water. It means tha from this stick to the east of the beach there are rocks under the water, do not take waves in this part. Some pros can take it but they ussually take it in high tide.

English (Translate this text in English): The beach is very short. Now when you enter in the water you will see some kind of stick that rise over the water. It means tha from this stick to the east of the beach there are rocks under the water, do not take waves in this part. Some pros can take it but they ussually take it in high tide.

Atmosphere

This is a perfect place if you look for a relax beach with none to few surfers. Not all the peaple know abour this beach. It is special for beginners surfers. JUST watch out for Big waves that form when it reaches the high tide. It is not common but happens

English (Translate this text in English): This is a perfect place if you look for a relax beach with none to few surfers. Not all the peaple know abour this beach. It is special for beginners surfers. JUST watch out for Big waves that form when it reaches the high tide. It is not common but happens

English (Translate this text in English): This is a perfect place if you look for a relax beach with none to few surfers. Not all the peaple know abour this beach. It is special for beginners surfers. JUST watch out for Big waves that form when it reaches the high tide. It is not common but happens

English (Translate this text in English): This is a perfect place if you look for a relax beach with none to few surfers. Not all the peaple know abour this beach. It is special for beginners surfers. JUST watch out for Big waves that form when it reaches the high tide. It is not common but happens

General

Great spot for beginners that are looking to improve your surf skill

English (Translate this text in English): Great spot for beginners that are looking to improve your surf skill

English (Translate this text in English): Great spot for beginners that are looking to improve your surf skill

English (Translate this text in English): Great spot for beginners that are looking to improve your surf skill

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