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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 Guiones

Costa Rica, Guanacaste

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 9° 56.835' N
Longitude: 85° 40.411' W

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a mile or so south of Nosara. turn toward the beach at the Cafe de Paris. 1/2 mile to beach

English (Translate this text in English): a mile or so south of Nosara. turn toward the beach at the Cafe de Paris. 1/2 mile to beach

English (Translate this text in English): a mile or so south of Nosara. turn toward the beach at the Cafe de Paris. 1/2 mile to beach

English (Translate this text in English): a mile or so south of Nosara. turn toward the beach at the Cafe de Paris. 1/2 mile to beach

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionEast

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

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week-end crowdFew surfers

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great beach. likely to see famous classic

English (Translate this text in English): great beach. likely to see famous classic

English (Translate this text in English): great beach. likely to see famous classic

English (Translate this text in English): great beach. likely to see famous classic

General

good place to be and to have fun

English (Translate this text in English): good place to be and to have fun

English (Translate this text in English): good place to be and to have fun

English (Translate this text in English): good place to be and to have fun

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doeylama avatar
Playa Guiones
Por doeylama
7 ago 2007
Gutless - This place is Gutless.  Surfed it headhigh and it was the least powerful wave I'd ever surfed.  Spent more time at Blew Dogs, than in the water, which is a shame.  This is a wave for longboarders, so go enjoy if like a tropical San
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By garylynn , 11-06-2012

really fun surf and good vibes - been here in guiones for a few weeks staying at KayaSol hotel. waves have been really fun - sick turn sections, big airs with nice soft landings, barrells if you pick the right one. a lot of people crowd on one of the peaks so if you surf away from them you can have it by yourself or with a few friends. the place im staying is pretty sick too, good food at the restauran, live music, and a good scene of people. been an all around good trip!

By peca$ , 14-03-2012

Got more use out of my Nalgene than my board - I love sandy beachbreaks and the tropics but this has been such a disappointing trip. I haven't had a problem with crowds or learners since there are plenty of spots and waves turn up even in the sections. However, this beach cannot hold its size when it gets chest, head or shoulder high. And it's not worth waiting on the inside since you're then open to being pummeled by another heAd-high closeout. That's another thing: forecast says ssw but the waves are coming right from where the sun sets. This was supposed to be an awesome trip with lots of mushy waves but not for this cruiser. If you ride a short board then come here and knock yourself out. I'll never come back to guiones.
Also, to my dismay the locals aren't friendly. I am half- Hispanic and speak Spanish as does my Mexican wife. Even knowing the language won't help you to make friends here. The locals just seem to not want to be bothered. We normally seek out local spots and restaurants but even there we were treated as if our presence was a nuisance. We've resorted to frequenting an Italian restaurant (Il Pepperino) which has awesome food and a great mix of clientele. The management and Tony from Vancouver are some of the nicest people you will meet here.
If it's just a bad surf period then I just have bad luck when traveling to surf. Still, I've had better days on the Delmarva peninsula.

By CSKA , 09-09-2011

Nosara is still nice - I spent 3 months in Nosara and had a great time. People are nice and freindly, some petty theft, no violent crime that I ever saw or heard about. To the people on here that rag on Nosara about it being too commercial, over developed, too many beginers, too many surf camps, blah blah blah. Question to you complainers, how are people supposed to learn to surf?? Like you came out of your mothers womb surfing?! you sound more like like a preppy stuck up bunch of people instead of " surfers ". Get over yourselves, PLEASE! Nosara does have a lot of expats, but that is how this place got started in the 60's! Learn about a place before you rag on it!

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