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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 Nosara

Costa Rica, Guanacaste

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 9° 56.675' N
Longitude: 85° 40.346' W

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 Access

Hard to get to. A lot of dirt roads, just follow the signs in from Nosara

English (Translate this text in English): Hard to get to. A lot of dirt roads, just follow the signs in from Nosara

English (Translate this text in English): Hard to get to. A lot of dirt roads, just follow the signs in from Nosara

English (Translate this text in English): Hard to get to. A lot of dirt roads, just follow the signs in from Nosara

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Playa Guiones

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

Type

Direction

BottomSandy

PowerFast, Fun, Powerless

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdCrowded

Webcam urlhttp://www.surf-costarica... 

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 Additional Information

The best spot is down the beach some in front of a huge, lone Palm Tree. You'll know by all the surfers in the water out in front of it.

English (Translate this text in English): The best spot is down the beach some in front of a huge, lone Palm Tree. You'll know by all the surfers in the water out in front of it.

English (Translate this text in English): The best spot is down the beach some in front of a huge, lone Palm Tree. You'll know by all the surfers in the water out in front of it.

English (Translate this text in English): The best spot is down the beach some in front of a huge, lone Palm Tree. You'll know by all the surfers in the water out in front of it.

Atmosphere

This place is a smorgishboard of kneeboarders, longboarders, beginners, groms and ocean goers of all sorts. Although you can paddle down the beach and find an uncrowded peak for yourself.

English (Translate this text in English): This place is a smorgishboard of kneeboarders, longboarders, beginners, groms and ocean goers of all sorts. Although you can paddle down the beach and find an uncrowded peak for yourself.

English (Translate this text in English): This place is a smorgishboard of kneeboarders, longboarders, beginners, groms and ocean goers of all sorts. Although you can paddle down the beach and find an uncrowded peak for yourself.

English (Translate this text in English): This place is a smorgishboard of kneeboarders, longboarders, beginners, groms and ocean goers of all sorts. Although you can paddle down the beach and find an uncrowded peak for yourself.

General

It's a fun wave, thats much more forgiving than nearby waves. Even on big days. Its breaks on almost all tides (though it favors higher tides) and during the winter months, offshores are plentiful.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a fun wave, thats much more forgiving than nearby waves. Even on big days. Its breaks on almost all tides (though it favors higher tides) and during the winter months, offshores are plentiful.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a fun wave, thats much more forgiving than nearby waves. Even on big days. Its breaks on almost all tides (though it favors higher tides) and during the winter months, offshores are plentiful.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a fun wave, thats much more forgiving than nearby waves. Even on big days. Its breaks on almost all tides (though it favors higher tides) and during the winter months, offshores are plentiful.

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By Anonymous , 03-04-2010

Crowds - This place has gotten way more crowded that past couple of years. Expect to be dropped in on an to hassle for waves during dry season and June/July.

By Anonymous , 30-04-2008

Nosara - Been going to Nosara for 5 years, great place, surf is consistent, I bought a place in Guiones can see at Nosara Travel look for Holiday Haven under vacation rentals

By Anonymous , 29-02-2008

scoring every day - Hey,
Hitting Nosara the end of March. What is the optimal swell direction for here? Gonna try my luck mapping out where we surf based on swell direction.
Here's what I'm trying, someone let me know what you think. Find the optimal swell direction for a spot and use that as a baseline. Get a good map that has compass headings on it. As the swell direction moves from the optimal direction, you move to spots that get it more head on.
Has anyone ever tried this? Not thinking too hard on this, just getting stoked planning a trip. Help a brother out.
Isn't it fun thinking about stupid shit like this when your getting psyched for a surf trip?

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