…..Witch’s Rock Surf Camp is located at the center of more than 10 beautiful surfing breaks. Anyone that signs up for our intermediate or advanced tours has the opportunity to surf some very amazing waves up and down the Pacific coast of Guanacaste, whether it be by car, van or by boat. Many of these breaks offer different waves for different ability levels.
This list will give you an idea of where we like to surf in this blessed country. As you’ll see, there’s a wide variety of waves, which offers a little something for everyone.
We are very lucky to live in paradise and be around so many world-class waves. Always remember to tread lightly, show respect, and enjoy yourself.
Take a look-
…..1. Playa Tamarindo
Playa Tamarindo is our home break where our Surf Camp is located. It offers great waves for beginners and is also great for intermediates that are learning to make turns and drop on bigger waves.
When the tide & swell are just right, the Tamarindo Rivermouth has a solid right that starts to work well; especially for more advanced surfers.
…..2. Playa Avellanas
Playa Avellanas is for intermediate t0 advanced surfers that’s great for turns, hanging 10 or barrels. The best time to surf is low tide going high. When the tide is too high, it gets really fun down at the Avellanas beach-break, which is perfect for intermediate level surfers too. Playa Avellanas is about 25 minutes south from the camp by car or about 10min by boat.
…..3. Playa Marbella
Playa Marbella is about an hour and a half away from the camp driving and about 45 minutes by boat. Even when there is no swell, Marbella always offers very consistent waves. Marbella can get big and rough, but it’s perfect for advanced guests. Marbella is also a less crowed beach since it is so far away. Worth the trip though!
Ostional is a wildlife refuge south of Marbella. It’s one of the world’s most important nesting sites for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Here you can see thousands of turtles on the beach AND surf amazing waves. This is a wave for advanced and intermediate surfers. Ostional is about a 2 hour drive from Tamarindo. When it’s the turtle season, our guides like to go surf and then stay after sunset to watch the turtles.
…..5. Playa Guiones
Playa Guiones is down south from Ostional. Guiones is perfect for intermediate level surfers because the wave is nice and smooth, with an easy drop and long-riding waves, which is also perfect for advance people that like to do cutbacks, floaters etc. Guiones is an exposed beach and reef break that has consistent surf and can work at all stages of the tide, which makes it perfect for a full-day trip.
…..6. Playa Secret Spot
We won’t tell you too much about this secret spot… it’s for advanced surfers and you can only can get there by boat. It’s an incredible left and can be a throaty right.
…..7. Playa Grande
Playa Grande, a beach north of Playa Tamarindo, is the most consistent beach-break around the area. Playa Grande is a national park and home of many leatherback turtles.
Playa Grande is for intermediate and advanced level surfers. It typically breaks at shoulder to head-high. Playa Grande can get very big, but it doesn’t hold a lot of swell that well. Playa Grande is about 20 minutes from the surf camp or only 5 Minutes by boat!
…..8. Playa SSsshhhhhh…
Secret Spot that works only when the swell comes from a certain direction. Not a lot of people know about it, so it’s great when everywhere else is crowded! This spot is for advanced surfers who can ride fast going both left and right.
…..9. Witch’s Rock
World-class wave. It’s name come from the legend of a witch living on the rock. Witch’s Rock is a consistent beach break, offering left and rights. Witch’s Rock is located in Playa Naranjo, which is part of the Santa Rosa National Park.
This beach break became famous in the Endless Summer II Movie.
…..10. Ollie’s Pt.
The best way to get there is by boat, so when the tide gets low at Witch’s you can buzz over to Ollie’s point (which is the only way to access it). Ollie’s point is a point break, offering a long nice right with multiple sections. It holds a lot of size and is normally better with some solid swell.
Grab your board and come surf!