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On the way to Jaco, instead of taking a right to go to Jaco, go directly like 8 miles, you will see a sign to enter Tivives, from there you take a left on a gravel road for like 4 miles. Ask permission to the guard to enter, just tell him you are going to surf.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Playa Tivives
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
The place, on a nice swell and with the right conditions, will give excellent surfing. The currents are killers so you will need to paddle for a while, even when sitting on the lineup. When it gets to big 10+ it tends to close out. Be careful with the powerful sets because they will for sure kick in with 5 or 6 big waves. If the surf is not that good you can cross the rivermouth and go to Mini Valor which has some nice hollow waves, sometimes perfect tubes.
By Jason , 05-02-2007
Mini-Valor - Went to this place 4 times the last week of January. There wasn't a great swell that week but Mini valor gets pretty fun on the lower parts of the tide. Surfed Tivives once, but it wasn't very good, waist to chest high closeouts. It takes a little work to get here so the spoiled surfer might want to stay around Jaco.
By Legalize it!!! , 03-11-2006
- Great spot, Nice overhead waves, valor and the river mouth are sick, I really like that place. GO RIP IT!!
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