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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 9° 56.675' N
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Hard to get to. A lot of dirt roads, just follow the signs in from Nosara
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Playa Guiones
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
PowerFast, Fun, Powerless
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
The best spot is down the beach some in front of a huge, lone Palm Tree. You'll know by all the surfers in the water out in front of it.
This place is a smorgishboard of kneeboarders, longboarders, beginners, groms and ocean goers of all sorts. Although you can paddle down the beach and find an uncrowded peak for yourself.
It's a fun wave, thats much more forgiving than nearby waves. Even on big days. Its breaks on almost all tides (though it favors higher tides) and during the winter months, offshores are plentiful.
By Anonymous , 03-04-2010
Crowds - This place has gotten way more crowded that past couple of years. Expect to be dropped in on an to hassle for waves during dry season and June/July.
By Anonymous , 30-04-2008
Nosara - Been going to Nosara for 5 years, great place, surf is consistent, I bought a place in Guiones can see at Nosara Travel look for Holiday Haven under vacation rentals
By Anonymous , 29-02-2008
scoring every day - Hey,
Hitting Nosara the end of March. What is the optimal swell direction for here? Gonna try my luck mapping out where we surf based on swell direction.
Here's what I'm trying, someone let me know what you think. Find the optimal swell direction for a spot and use that as a baseline. Get a good map that has compass headings on it. As the swell direction moves from the optimal direction, you move to spots that get it more head on.
Has anyone ever tried this? Not thinking too hard on this, just getting stoked planning a trip. Help a brother out.
Isn't it fun thinking about stupid shit like this when your getting psyched for a surf trip?
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