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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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 Bejuco

Costa Rica, Pacific South

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 9° 31.086' N
Longitude: 84° 26.167' W

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 Access

Stay on the main highway going south out of Jaco towards Quepos and Dominical. Pass Esterillos. About 10-15 min. past Esterillos there will be a bunch of signs directing you down various dirt roads that access the beach. Keep your eyes open because there are lots of these signs. Take the Bejuco sign. Drive down the road and park by the bar on the left.

English (Translate this text in English): Stay on the main highway going south out of Jaco towards Quepos and Dominical. Pass Esterillos. About 10-15 min. past Esterillos there will be a bunch of signs directing you down various dirt roads that access the beach. Keep your eyes open because there are lots of these signs. Take the Bejuco sign. Drive down the road and park by the bar on the left.

English (Translate this text in English): Stay on the main highway going south out of Jaco towards Quepos and Dominical. Pass Esterillos. About 10-15 min. past Esterillos there will be a bunch of signs directing you down various dirt roads that access the beach. Keep your eyes open because there are lots of these signs. Take the Bejuco sign. Drive down the road and park by the bar on the left.

English (Translate this text in English): Stay on the main highway going south out of Jaco towards Quepos and Dominical. Pass Esterillos. About 10-15 min. past Esterillos there will be a bunch of signs directing you down various dirt roads that access the beach. Keep your eyes open because there are lots of these signs. Take the Bejuco sign. Drive down the road and park by the bar on the left.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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

Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

The wave can be fast and were powerful the morning I surfed it. Very long, hollow, 4-6ft rights. Some lefts got ridden too, but it was predominantly firing right barrels the morning I was there. Lots of paddling once you're in the water in order to track the waves but there's little to no current.

English (Translate this text in English): The wave can be fast and were powerful the morning I surfed it. Very long, hollow, 4-6ft rights. Some lefts got ridden too, but it was predominantly firing right barrels the morning I was there. Lots of paddling once you're in the water in order to track the waves but there's little to no current.

English (Translate this text in English): The wave can be fast and were powerful the morning I surfed it. Very long, hollow, 4-6ft rights. Some lefts got ridden too, but it was predominantly firing right barrels the morning I was there. Lots of paddling once you're in the water in order to track the waves but there's little to no current.

English (Translate this text in English): The wave can be fast and were powerful the morning I surfed it. Very long, hollow, 4-6ft rights. Some lefts got ridden too, but it was predominantly firing right barrels the morning I was there. Lots of paddling once you're in the water in order to track the waves but there's little to no current.

Atmosphere

There was a camp ground to the right of where we parked, and a bar on the left. Open beach with no one around (of course we were there at about 6am, so go figure). Very quiet, with not many locals. I was surfing with one local American and one of his buds. You could see the car the whole time, so no need to worry about security or anything like that. There are very rarely shark attacks in Costa Rica due to some fishing incidents they've had recently that killed off a bunch.

English (Translate this text in English): There was a camp ground to the right of where we parked, and a bar on the left. Open beach with no one around (of course we were there at about 6am, so go figure). Very quiet, with not many locals. I was surfing with one local American and one of his buds. You could see the car the whole time, so no need to worry about security or anything like that. There are very rarely shark attacks in Costa Rica due to some fishing incidents they've had recently that killed off a bunch.

English (Translate this text in English): There was a camp ground to the right of where we parked, and a bar on the left. Open beach with no one around (of course we were there at about 6am, so go figure). Very quiet, with not many locals. I was surfing with one local American and one of his buds. You could see the car the whole time, so no need to worry about security or anything like that. There are very rarely shark attacks in Costa Rica due to some fishing incidents they've had recently that killed off a bunch.

English (Translate this text in English): There was a camp ground to the right of where we parked, and a bar on the left. Open beach with no one around (of course we were there at about 6am, so go figure). Very quiet, with not many locals. I was surfing with one local American and one of his buds. You could see the car the whole time, so no need to worry about security or anything like that. There are very rarely shark attacks in Costa Rica due to some fishing incidents they've had recently that killed off a bunch.

General

A good spot. I don't know the best time of year because I was only in CR for a week in March. I was staying in Esterillos and when it was small, Bejuco was still firing. I can't even imagine what it's like during a big swell. It's around the southern point that's visible from the beach in Esterillos so it benefits from SW and S swells. It was a fun spot with plenty of barrels to be had for us that day. Whatever SPF sunscreen you use in the states, double it! Even at 7am the sun was starting to burn me.

English (Translate this text in English): A good spot. I don't know the best time of year because I was only in CR for a week in March. I was staying in Esterillos and when it was small, Bejuco was still firing. I can't even imagine what it's like during a big swell. It's around the southern point that's visible from the beach in Esterillos so it benefits from SW and S swells. It was a fun spot with plenty of barrels to be had for us that day. Whatever SPF sunscreen you use in the states, double it! Even at 7am the sun was starting to burn me.

English (Translate this text in English): A good spot. I don't know the best time of year because I was only in CR for a week in March. I was staying in Esterillos and when it was small, Bejuco was still firing. I can't even imagine what it's like during a big swell. It's around the southern point that's visible from the beach in Esterillos so it benefits from SW and S swells. It was a fun spot with plenty of barrels to be had for us that day. Whatever SPF sunscreen you use in the states, double it! Even at 7am the sun was starting to burn me.

English (Translate this text in English): A good spot. I don't know the best time of year because I was only in CR for a week in March. I was staying in Esterillos and when it was small, Bejuco was still firing. I can't even imagine what it's like during a big swell. It's around the southern point that's visible from the beach in Esterillos so it benefits from SW and S swells. It was a fun spot with plenty of barrels to be had for us that day. Whatever SPF sunscreen you use in the states, double it! Even at 7am the sun was starting to burn me.

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By Anonymous , 11-01-2009

Agree with Anon - Almost no one surfs here because you have to leave the Jaco/Hermosa party scene to get here, but it can be a blast. The old Delfin hotel is what I am calling Bejuco. Fun beach break A frames that absolutely slam at low tide but get really fun as the tide fills in. Head down here when Tulin starts to mush out. If it is windy or pushing double overhead though, you can forget it. As stated be low, super exposed.

By anonymous , 03-05-2004

FICKLE - I lived on Playa Bejuco for more than three years and surfed it almost daily. It is one fickle spot. It can get damn good if you catch it right, but it is very very condition specific. Your best bet is early morning with a mid tide filling. Even with a small swell it will be good fun. with a moderate swell things start to get a little more serious, but the place just cant handle a big swell cause it is so super exposed. in my years there i almost never saw anyone surfing except me and the people i was with. definetly a chill spot.

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