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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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 Playa Avellana

Costa Rica, Guanacaste

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Latitude: 10° 13.684' N
Longitude: 85° 50.254' W

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 Access

Playa Avellanas is about 10km south of Tamarindo - although its more like 20km by dirt-roads.

English (Translate this text in English): Playa Avellanas is about 10km south of Tamarindo - although its more like 20km by dirt-roads.

English (Translate this text in English): Playa Avellanas is about 10km south of Tamarindo - although its more like 20km by dirt-roads.

English (Translate this text in English): Playa Avellanas is about 10km south of Tamarindo - although its more like 20km by dirt-roads.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Avellona is an alternative to Playa Negra - being a less radical spot. The beach is a typical long sandy Guanacaste sandy cresent. At the southern end (in front of the parking) is a small rock platform which produces some OK lefts at mid to high tide. The main spot on the beach is the 'rivermouth' - which is not much more than a depression in the sand at the Northern End. A small rocky area here holds sand and produces a quality peak, with the right being the longer ride. The waves pick up fast on the 'reef' - but this is not in the same league as Playa Negra. Many people rate this as a better break than the more easily accessible Tamarindo rivermouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Avellona is an alternative to Playa Negra - being a less radical spot. The beach is a typical long sandy Guanacaste sandy cresent. At the southern end (in front of the parking) is a small rock platform which produces some OK lefts at mid to high tide. The main spot on the beach is the 'rivermouth' - which is not much more than a depression in the sand at the Northern End. A small rocky area here holds sand and produces a quality peak, with the right being the longer ride. The waves pick up fast on the 'reef' - but this is not in the same league as Playa Negra. Many people rate this as a better break than the more easily accessible Tamarindo rivermouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Avellona is an alternative to Playa Negra - being a less radical spot. The beach is a typical long sandy Guanacaste sandy cresent. At the southern end (in front of the parking) is a small rock platform which produces some OK lefts at mid to high tide. The main spot on the beach is the 'rivermouth' - which is not much more than a depression in the sand at the Northern End. A small rocky area here holds sand and produces a quality peak, with the right being the longer ride. The waves pick up fast on the 'reef' - but this is not in the same league as Playa Negra. Many people rate this as a better break than the more easily accessible Tamarindo rivermouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Avellona is an alternative to Playa Negra - being a less radical spot. The beach is a typical long sandy Guanacaste sandy cresent. At the southern end (in front of the parking) is a small rock platform which produces some OK lefts at mid to high tide. The main spot on the beach is the 'rivermouth' - which is not much more than a depression in the sand at the Northern End. A small rocky area here holds sand and produces a quality peak, with the right being the longer ride. The waves pick up fast on the 'reef' - but this is not in the same league as Playa Negra. Many people rate this as a better break than the more easily accessible Tamarindo rivermouth.

Atmosphere

Yet another beautiful beach - slightly less easy to get to (you need a car) - and a 5min walk down the beach - but a fun wave when the swell is not closing it out, and when other better known spots are crowded.

English (Translate this text in English): Yet another beautiful beach - slightly less easy to get to (you need a car) - and a 5min walk down the beach - but a fun wave when the swell is not closing it out, and when other better known spots are crowded.

English (Translate this text in English): Yet another beautiful beach - slightly less easy to get to (you need a car) - and a 5min walk down the beach - but a fun wave when the swell is not closing it out, and when other better known spots are crowded.

English (Translate this text in English): Yet another beautiful beach - slightly less easy to get to (you need a car) - and a 5min walk down the beach - but a fun wave when the swell is not closing it out, and when other better known spots are crowded.

General

Worth going and visiting - also fun as there are at least three different breaks on this beach (including the beach break itself). A new and relaxingly designed beach front bar makes for a cool hangout : good batidos, juices and pizzas - if not the cheapest place around its still worth it.

Lastly, watch out for a local 400kg pig which likes to hang out in the shallow surf- loosing your fins on a pig would be a sad end to a days surfing.

English (Translate this text in English): Worth going and visiting - also fun as there are at least three different breaks on this beach (including the beach break itself). A new and relaxingly designed beach front bar makes for a cool hangout : good batidos, juices and pizzas - if not the cheapest place around its still worth it.<br /><br />Lastly, watch out for a local 400kg pig which likes to hang out in the shallow surf- loosing your fins on a pig would be a sad end to a days surfing.

English (Translate this text in English): Worth going and visiting - also fun as there are at least three different breaks on this beach (including the beach break itself). A new and relaxingly designed beach front bar makes for a cool hangout : good batidos, juices and pizzas - if not the cheapest place around its still worth it.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Lastly, watch out for a local 400kg pig which likes to hang out in the shallow surf- loosing your fins on a pig would be a sad end to a days surfing.

English (Translate this text in English): Worth going and visiting - also fun as there are at least three different breaks on this beach (including the beach break itself). A new and relaxingly designed beach front bar makes for a cool hangout : good batidos, juices and pizzas - if not the cheapest place around its still worth it.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Lastly, watch out for a local 400kg pig which likes to hang out in the shallow surf- loosing your fins on a pig would be a sad end to a days surfing.

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Playa Avellana
De DrC123
Jul 26, 2011
Her name was Lola - More known for Lola the pig and bar than the waves. Was more crowded than Playa Grande and not as good!   See Tamarindo tubes Trip:
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Playa Avellana
De rayo
Mai 17, 2010
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Playa Avellana
De SoCaliSurfer
Fev 1, 2007
Fun Session -
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Playa Avellana
De Nev
Ago 16, 2005
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Viagem: Costa Rica
De Nev
Do Jul 29, 2005 ao Ago 31, 2005

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By Jimmy , 24-08-2009

Avellanas and Lola - Surfed good waves here in june '09. Parking attendant guy was awesome. Sad to say Lola the pig passed away in late May '09.

By Laura Crowell , 24-06-2008

Christi Betinsoli, my long lost bestfriend - Christi, it's Laura Crowell from Los Gatos High School. I've been trying to find you for the last 20 years!! Oh my god, poker and a reastaurant in Costa Rica. So cool!!! I miss you and think of you often send me a message when ypu can, k?

By Joe , 12-02-2008

LoLa's - Christie -
Can you give me some info or perhaps take a couple pic of the chairs at the restaurant? I would like to try and make a couple for my pool. Your place is amazing and we had a blast this past week.

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