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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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Costa Rica, Pacific South

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From Playa Jaco drive like you’re going to Playa Hermosa. In the turn going around the last cliff there is a road that leads down to the Terraza del Pacifico resort. The break is right there behind it.

English (Translate this text in English): From Playa Jaco drive like you’re going to Playa Hermosa. In the turn going around the last cliff there is a road that leads down to the Terraza del Pacifico resort. The break is right there behind it.

English (Translate this text in English): From Playa Jaco drive like you’re going to Playa Hermosa. In the turn going around the last cliff there is a road that leads down to the Terraza del Pacifico resort. The break is right there behind it.

English (Translate this text in English): From Playa Jaco drive like you’re going to Playa Hermosa. In the turn going around the last cliff there is a road that leads down to the Terraza del Pacifico resort. The break is right there behind it.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Corner's

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

One of the few breaks in Costa Rica that is best at low tide.A couple of different peaks that suck up and tube chocolate thunder over 2 huge and smooth mushroom shaped reef boulders.Waves are not always perfect,but at times can be.Park car at resort and be friendly to the Ticas working there.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the few breaks in Costa Rica that is best at low tide.A couple of different peaks that suck up and tube chocolate thunder over 2 huge and smooth mushroom shaped reef boulders.Waves are not always perfect,but at times can be.Park car at resort and be friendly to the Ticas working there.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the few breaks in Costa Rica that is best at low tide.A couple of different peaks that suck up and tube chocolate thunder over 2 huge and smooth mushroom shaped reef boulders.Waves are not always perfect,but at times can be.Park car at resort and be friendly to the Ticas working there.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the few breaks in Costa Rica that is best at low tide.A couple of different peaks that suck up and tube chocolate thunder over 2 huge and smooth mushroom shaped reef boulders.Waves are not always perfect,but at times can be.Park car at resort and be friendly to the Ticas working there.

Atmosphere

Not a secret any more. Back in the early 80's there was no resort and you had to walk down a mountain trail, always empty of surfers for many years. Since the 90's when the resort went up it's anybody’s honey hole. Stay at the resort and keep an eye out for the right conditions and you’re going to score some challenging and nasty brown buckets.

English (Translate this text in English): Not a secret any more. Back in the early 80's there was no resort and you had to walk down a mountain trail, always empty of surfers for many years. Since the 90's when the resort went up it's anybody’s honey hole. Stay at the resort and keep an eye out for the right conditions and you’re going to score some challenging and nasty brown buckets.

English (Translate this text in English): Not a secret any more. Back in the early 80's there was no resort and you had to walk down a mountain trail, always empty of surfers for many years. Since the 90's when the resort went up it's anybody’s honey hole. Stay at the resort and keep an eye out for the right conditions and you’re going to score some challenging and nasty brown buckets.

English (Translate this text in English): Not a secret any more. Back in the early 80's there was no resort and you had to walk down a mountain trail, always empty of surfers for many years. Since the 90's when the resort went up it's anybody’s honey hole. Stay at the resort and keep an eye out for the right conditions and you’re going to score some challenging and nasty brown buckets.

General

Costa Rica's Pipeline? Not! But a truly thrilling tube ride.

English (Translate this text in English): Costa Rica's Pipeline? Not! But a truly thrilling tube ride.

English (Translate this text in English): Costa Rica's Pipeline? Not! But a truly thrilling tube ride.

English (Translate this text in English): Costa Rica's Pipeline? Not! But a truly thrilling tube ride.

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By Anonymous , 04-09-2006

needs a lot of westerly - I stayed there for a week and found that southswells were closed out and the current pulled you into the rocks. Only found good shape on a more westerly swell at medium tide. Too closed out at low tide.I preferred the sandbars down towards the Backyard hotel. The shape was better and the waves were bigger.

By Ventu Loc , 04-11-2005

Epic June '05 - Surfed it with two young kids from florida at 10ft+, obody else out, too much size for New Jersey kooks i guess. Gotta have Golden State balls i guess. Anyway, majority of Playa was walled and closey. Ticos were calling this bombora not f-n t-box, wat a bad name. Anyway, anytime you're in CR near Playa Hermosa a must to check. They say low tide but i was out at mid incoming and it was holding absolutely flawless shape. Crystal clear blue water too despite the black sand. Never will forget it.

By anonymous , 23-10-2005

TBOX UPDATE - TBOX is really just a rock in front of hotel terrazo in hermosa. lol. I wouldnt really call this a break of its own.

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