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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
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
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
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
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.
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.
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.
By Anonymous , 10-12-2015
Nice on a rare swell but watch out for dangerous riptides - This break gets really nice on the right swell and conditions but the other 90% of the time you get close outs with a really tough paddle out and super strong rip tides especially when the tide changes from high to low.
Please be careful if you surf this beach as the strong rip tides have claimed the lives of more than 1 or 2 people just in the past few years.
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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