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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.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Corner's
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
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.
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.
Costa Rica's Pipeline? Not! But a truly thrilling tube ride.
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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