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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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 Dominical

Costa Rica, Pacific South

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Latitude: 9° 14.916' N
Longitude: 83° 51.704' W

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Dominical is about a 4 hour drive through the mountains from San Jose, or about 2 1/2 hours south from Jaco. sick for bodyboarding .

English (Translate this text in English): Dominical is about a 4 hour drive through the mountains from San Jose, or about 2 1/2 hours south from Jaco. sick for bodyboarding .

English (Translate this text in English): Dominical is about a 4 hour drive through the mountains from San Jose, or about 2 1/2 hours south from Jaco. sick for bodyboarding .

English (Translate this text in English): Dominical is about a 4 hour drive through the mountains from San Jose, or about 2 1/2 hours south from Jaco. sick for bodyboarding .

DistanceSurf trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Don't know

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

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

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

This is Costa Rica's version of Puerto Escondido, so bring more stick than you think you will need. Lots of broken boards.

English (Translate this text in English): This is Costa Rica's version of Puerto Escondido, so bring more stick than you think you will need. Lots of broken boards.

English (Translate this text in English): This is Costa Rica's version of Puerto Escondido, so bring more stick than you think you will need. Lots of broken boards.

English (Translate this text in English): This is Costa Rica's version of Puerto Escondido, so bring more stick than you think you will need. Lots of broken boards.

Atmosphere

Great town, good people. This is a surf town but it is much less developed than Jaco and Tamarindo. Other spots in the area give you an alternative to this powerful break.

English (Translate this text in English): Great town, good people. This is a surf town but it is much less developed than Jaco and Tamarindo. Other spots in the area give you an alternative to this powerful break.

English (Translate this text in English): Great town, good people. This is a surf town but it is much less developed than Jaco and Tamarindo. Other spots in the area give you an alternative to this powerful break.

English (Translate this text in English): Great town, good people. This is a surf town but it is much less developed than Jaco and Tamarindo. Other spots in the area give you an alternative to this powerful break.

General

Beautiful scenery. Picture a rain forest meeting the ocean.

English (Translate this text in English): Beautiful scenery. Picture a rain forest meeting the ocean.

English (Translate this text in English): Beautiful scenery. Picture a rain forest meeting the ocean.

English (Translate this text in English): Beautiful scenery. Picture a rain forest meeting the ocean.

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Dominical
De D_Monet
Fev 2, 2011
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Dominical
De Sudatlántico
Abr 8, 2010
6ft perfect - Incredible surf session by the morning last thursday... 6 feet on the set, opening rights and lefts but these last ones working better. Got as many as I could, until tide started going too low. This is a great surf spot on the south pacific, don'
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Dominical
De Francisco
Fev 8, 2010
- Couldn't ask for much more in a beginner trip that I'd been dreaming of for 20+ years. Maybe just more waterproof sunscreen for my schnaz! Size and shape of waves at Dominicalito (about 10 minutes south of the main beach) is more suita
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Dominical
De JM Bird
Jan 28, 1996
- Surf de qualidade, um metrão, muito boas ondas, bem em pé e forte.
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Viagem: Costa Rica 96
De JM Bird
Do Jan 13, 1996 ao Fev 3, 1996
Costa Rica - 1996 Pura Vida! 
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By Anonymous , 04-08-2009

Buy boards in Dominical - Hey I'm heading to Dominical in a few months. Looking at the airlines it's pretty expensive to fly a board over there from New Zealand. Any ideas how easy it is to buy a new board, and how much they go for? Cheers

By Anonymous , 04-08-2009

Buy boards in Dominical - Hey I'm heading to Dominical in a few months. Looking at the airlines it's pretty expensive to fly a board over there from New Zealand. Any ideas how easy it is to buy a new board, and how much they go for? Cheers

By skateman , 21-05-2007

About Dominical - I've been to Dominical a few times over the years and like'd it plenty. I've been surfing 20 years now, but a few feet overhead and up at Dominical is pretty brutal paddle-wise. I woke up one morning and it was about 3-4 feet overhead, perfect tide, etc. and I was literally the only one out. It took me 30 minutes to reach the lineup, I took one wave, pulled off, and turned around to see swells stacked to the horizon. I was like "To hell with that!" If you can catch it kind of in-between macking southwest swell events on a highish tide before the onshores come on (happens more than you might think), you'll have an all-time session. Truth be told, no one goes out when it gets over 10 feet (at least not when I've been there) as it's impossible to get out and it closes out - everyone goes to this kind of mediocre left point maybe 10 minutes south.Also, stay away from the deserted beach called Playa Hermosa about 15 minutes south of Dominical - my wife got mugged there while my brother and I were in the water.

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