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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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 Nosara Beach

Costa Rica, Guanacaste

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 9° 58.969' N
Longitude: 85° 41.737' W

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From San Jose capital of Costa Rica 4 hours drive to reach a village called Nosara.
From Nosara village: 5mm by car
From Nosara beach: 5 mm walk

English (Translate this text in English): From San Jose capital of Costa Rica 4 hours drive to reach a village called Nosara.<br />From Nosara village: 5mm by car<br />From Nosara beach: 5 mm walk

English (Translate this text in English): From San Jose capital of Costa Rica 4 hours drive to reach a village called Nosara.&lt;br &#47;&gt;From Nosara village: 5mm by car&lt;br &#47;&gt;From Nosara beach: 5 mm walk

English (Translate this text in English): From San Jose capital of Costa Rica 4 hours drive to reach a village called Nosara.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;From Nosara village: 5mm by car&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;From Nosara beach: 5 mm walk

DistanceSurf trip

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary, Fun, Powerless

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

Not much current but as with all beach breaks it may take some time to reach the line up.

English (Translate this text in English): Not much current but as with all beach breaks it may take some time to reach the line up.

English (Translate this text in English): Not much current but as with all beach breaks it may take some time to reach the line up.

English (Translate this text in English): Not much current but as with all beach breaks it may take some time to reach the line up.

Atmosphere

Nice beach with a consistent wave. Many surf camps have opened here in recent years, so there are lots of beginners in the water. Expect pretty heavy crowds during dry season and June/July.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice beach with a consistent wave. Many surf camps have opened here in recent years, so there are lots of beginners in the water. Expect pretty heavy crowds during dry season and June/July.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice beach with a consistent wave. Many surf camps have opened here in recent years, so there are lots of beginners in the water. Expect pretty heavy crowds during dry season and June&#47;July.

English (Translate this text in English): Nice beach with a consistent wave. Many surf camps have opened here in recent years, so there are lots of beginners in the water. Expect pretty heavy crowds during dry season and June&amp;#47;July.

General

nosara is a fun wave but the town is unsafe. Can't leave your car at the beach unless there is a guard there watching it. Got robbed by a guy named diego outside the blew dog last wednesday. The people with vacation homes are also being robbed. Sc... this place. let the criminals have it to themselves. there are way better breaks with a better vibe in the area.

English (Translate this text in English): nosara is a fun wave but the town is unsafe. Can't leave your car at the beach unless there is a guard there watching it. Got robbed by a guy named diego outside the blew dog last wednesday. The people with vacation homes are also being robbed. Sc... this place. let the criminals have it to themselves. there are way better breaks with a better vibe in the area.

English (Translate this text in English): nosara is a fun wave but the town is unsafe. Can't leave your car at the beach unless there is a guard there watching it. Got robbed by a guy named diego outside the blew dog last wednesday. The people with vacation homes are also being robbed. Sc... this place. let the criminals have it to themselves. there are way better breaks with a better vibe in the area.

English (Translate this text in English): nosara is a fun wave but the town is unsafe. Can't leave your car at the beach unless there is a guard there watching it. Got robbed by a guy named diego outside the blew dog last wednesday. The people with vacation homes are also being robbed. Sc... this place. let the criminals have it to themselves. there are way better breaks with a better vibe in the area.

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Nosara Beach
De prsurfer
Dez 15, 2006
- My Comments: Session Highlight: Comment on Swell, Waves and Wind: Techniques to improve: Air Temperature: Water Temperature:
Mais...
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Nosara Beach
De jcannon001
Fev 15, 2005
-   great time
Mais...

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Viagem: Costa Rica Nosara & Tamarindo
De jcannon001
Do Mai 14, 2003 ao Mai 24, 2003

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By Eon , 21-03-2013

just got back... - Nosara/Playa Guiones is a good spot for a surf getaway HOWEVER do expect to lock up your valuables (duh), don't expect empty lineups, don't expect great waves (maybe it was an off week but I would rate the waves no better than mediocre/inconsistant: closeouts), expect pushy surf schools invading your space (one young buck paddled up near me and invited his students "into this empty area", douce!). On the plus side, it's definintely got the surfing vibe, board rentals are cheap and surf shops (real ones, not poser-clothing shops) are bountiful, beer and food are cheap. Accomodations vary but tend toward the more expensive. The hostel was across the street and a bit noisy at night but looked clean and well run. Pura Vida!!

By Anonymous , 03-04-2010

Crowds - Guiones/Nosara is a great spot, but don't be fooled by people saying there are only 3 or 4 surfers out. Crowds have grown exponentially here in recent years. Sure there are several peaks and people are spread out, but expect to be dropped in on and crowded conditions in Dry season and June/July, especially during holidays.

By agentvialli , 17-07-2008

Nosara - Its funny how negative people can be about such a wonderful place! Especially when they sign Anonymous!! The is a little theft, but only if you leave stuff on view in the car or on the beach. The locals are generally very friendly, the break can be "Crowded" really depends on your definition I guess but when you've surfed at breaks and had to hussle to get waves then Nosara very quiet indeed, especially if you like early mornings or sunset surfs. Waves, well like anywhere they can be good, but then they can be bad....generally though its a consistent break with a nice clean beach break that never drops below 2-3 foot even on flat days. Checkout the surfing nosara website for daily reports and pictures.

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