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Latitude: 9° 37.609' N
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You've got to take a 4x4 from Cobano, and then it's a long way on rocky roads!!
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Wave qualityWorld Class
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
If you wish to come there, you should plan to stay for a few days!! It's not easy to arrive there and go back. But it's worth coming there.
A cool place to stay is Zeneida's cabinas, very cheap and just in front of Santa Teresa's spot
No problems, nice people,friendly locals, a lot of foreing landowners. American and european tourist, but very few.
There's also a surf camp in Mal Pais but Santa Teresa is better (when you arrive at the end of the road, Mal Pais is on the left and ST on the right!!)
Really nice, good wave when it works, and the landscape is so beautiful...
By surfinghans , 11-02-2012
Constantly closeout - I have been in Mal pais in March 2011 and my firend was there in Mai 2010. You get nice sized waves nearly every day, but they close out constantly. If your a lightweight tico of 50kg, you can take of earlier and you might get a little "ride". If you're not, you just get closeouts. Beautiful place, nice people and vibe, but the waves....
By Anonymous , 25-06-2010
wind??? - does it get windy enough in Mal Pais to kiteboard? whats up with the wind the in general down there? thanks
By ivans , 06-11-2008
Need some help - I'm travelling to Costa Rica in February and i need some help to plan my trip, anyone who want to help me please write me an email.
Thank you very much.
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