Playa Los Cedros Surf Break
Playa Los Cedros Surfing
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Surf Spot: Playa Los Cedros, Montezuma
Break Type: Reefy Rocky
Difficulty Level: All surfers
Best Swell Direction: North, Northwest, East, Northeast
Ride Direction: Left
Tides: Hide tides – Rising and falling tide
Playa Los Cedros is said to be one of the most spectacular beaches in Costa Rica. It is situated on the southern side of Montezuma, about halfway to Cabuya, on the southern Nicoya Peninsula, in Guanacaste province. Playa Los Cedros is a fantastic rocky beach with a lot to offer. Hang out, have picnics, go horseback riding, sportfishing or surf the beautiful waves, Playa Los Cedros is an ideal holiday destination.
It features a left handed reefy rocky point break that works only during the high tides. Although the spot is full of rocks, the break is great for beginners. The waves break in a consistent fashion very smoothly. The rocks can be easily seen and hence avoided when you ride the waves. However, if you do wipe out and fall, it is better to cover your head. Because the Gulf of Nicoya does not get big waves, the waves at Playa Los Cedros are fairly short riding up to 50 meter. The waves also require a good swell from the south. It usually receives good swells from North, Northwest, East and Northeast directions. The size of swells starts working at 1 meter to 1.5 meters. Due to its short waves, the surf spot is usually ignored by experienced surfers, so beginners and intermediate surfers have the spot to themselves most of the time. Be it a weekday or a weekend, the break almost never gets crowded. When the tide is low, the break is all rocks and small sea creatures. During a high tide, Playa Los Cedros becomes one of the best breaks to surf.
Surf Camps in Playa Los Cedros, Montezuma
Montezuma is a popular holiday destination and you will find many surf schools, camps and shops in the town. There is a wide variety of camps that offer superb surf classes, lodging, meals and even transport. Some of the most well known surf camps are Montezuma Surf School with Chris Johnson, Young Vision Surf School, Zuma Tours, La Escuela del Sol Surf, Peaks ‘n Swells Surf Camp and Anamaya Surf Camp and Yoga Resort. The camps arrange surf expeditions to several surf spots including Playa Los Cedros. Montezuma is a tourist friendly town with a mellow atmosphere. Besides surfing, tourists can enjoy numerous other activities such as sport fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, trips to national parks, waterfall trekking, sailing, jungle tours, wildlife watching, canopy tours and the list goes on. The town also has a wide range of bars, hotels and restaurants.