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Gulf of Pelcico Surf Break Guide


Gulf of Pelcico Surf Break Guide


Surf Spot: Gulf of Pelcico
Break Type: Point break
Difficulty Level: All surfers
Best Swell Direction: East
Ride Direction: Right
Tides: All tides


Gulf of Pelcico is a point break situated a short distance away from Playa Negra in Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica. Even though the break is in the middle of nowhere, it is easy to find and require surfers to paddle out to it. Paddling out usually takes about 15 minutes Gulf of Pelcico Surfingand can be a bit difficult, but once you get there, the waves with perfect rights make it worth the trouble. The point break has regular waves that peel to the right. The waves are quite fast, powerful and really fun to ride. They can reach the height of 300 meters on good days. When the swell is coming from the right direction and wind blows from the east, the waves become perfect to surf. The swell can hold up to 10 feet. Gulf of Pelcico is mostly uncrowded especially on weekdays. It is suitable for all types of surfers. Watch out for the rocks.

Surfers who are seeking a quiet and isolated place to surf, Gulf of Pelcico would be an awesome place to start. The waves are powerful enough to challenge the seasoned wave catcher yet merciful to beginners who just want a fun set of waves to surf.

Surf Camps nearby Gulf of Pelcico

As Gulf of Pelcico is only a 15 minutes walk away from Playa Negra, many surfers opt to go there for surf camping and accommodations. Because of its tremendous popularity among wave riders, Playa Negra houses plenty of surf camps and shops suitable to all sorts of budgets. There is Hotel Playa Negra which is a cozy bed and breakfast located on the main street of the town, Los Pargos. It offers surf lessons, spacious rooms, internet access and great facilities. The place is perfect for small families and couples. Popular surf camps are Costa Rica Wave House and Peace Retreat Costa Rica. The town also has many diners, restaurants, pizza parlous, bars and cafes offering a wide range of local and international cuisines. Have a wonderful time in Gulf of Pelcico.

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