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Latitude: 9° 52.825' N
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Playa Samara is directly south by paved road from Nicoya.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day length
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Best beach waves 150 meters from town center in front of Bar Las Olas. Island and reef surfing available by boat.
Playa Samara is a beginner/intermediate, longboard surfbreak. Unusual in Costa Rica where heavy waves are the norm. Big waves outside on the reef or on the island.
Samara is a lot of fun. For the serious surfer there are boat trips to excellent waves in the Samara bay and at nearby beaches, notably camaronal.
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By Oriel Surfer , 12-01-2011
Not the greatest wave - Hey not the greatest wave in the world...lots of cloeout sets and I was lucky event to get a few turns in...still the location makes up for it!! Beautiful place
By Cr Surfer , 25-03-2009
Book your surf trip - You can get some boats out of samara to hit up some empty surf spots. it's a really good base to start sick surf trip. Book surf tours at Puravidadeals.com
By Anonymous , 04-05-2008
Walk to Jesse's - Jesse's surf shop is still in Samara. It is just a bit down the beach now. They have a beautiful new gym and the instructors are still great! They are definitely worth the walk! Plus they don't make you feel uncomfortable like the C and C "dudes".
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