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Playa Ostional Surf Adventure


Playa Ostional Surf Adventure

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Surf Spot: Playa Ostional
Break Type: Beach break
Difficulty Level: All surfers
Best Swell Direction: Northwest, West, Southwest
Ride Direction: Right and left
Tides: Mid and high tides – Rising tides


Playa Ostional is a famous beach located just north to Playa Nosara in Costa Rica. Famous as a nesting beach for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Playa Ostional also offers excellent surfing opportunities to all sorts of surfers. It features a beach break with fast, hollow and powerful waves. Depending upon the direction of swells, the waves produce both rights and lefts over a sandy bottom. The beach break is very consistent with waves running up to 300 meters. Good swells gather from Northwest, West and Southwest an wind blows from the Southeast, East, Northeast. The size of swells starts working at 1 meter and holds up to 3 meters. Nosara Surfing The best time to surf is at a mid to high tide when the swell comes from the southwest. The months from December to March are the best. To the delight of many surf enthusiasts, Playa Ostional is deserted most of the times. During the nesting seasons, surfing is not allowed on the beach. Watch out for rip currents and undertows.

Surf Camps in Playa Ostional

Playa Ostional is located in a surfer’s town Nosara so you will plenty of great surf camps. Some of the most popular surf camps are Nosara Tico Surf School, Nosara Surf AcademyHarbor Reef Surf Resort, Corky Carroll’s Surf School, Richard Schmidt Surf School, Safari Surf School, Iguana Expeditions and Surf School, Burnt Toast Surf CampSurf Bikini Retreat and Agua Tibia Surf School.

Ostional National Wildlife Refuge

Playa Ostional is actually a part of Ostional National Wildlife Refuge. The reserve is well known for its large population of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles and their nesting sites particularly during the months between July and December. Other animals like iguanas, monkeys, coatis, crabs and numerous tropical bird species also live in the refuge.

Accommodations in Playa Ostional

Travelers visiting either the beach or the park can stay in Hotet Luna Azul, Brovilla Resort Hotel or Punta India Villas Hotel. The accommodations offer comfortable lodging, delicious meals and lovely views of the surrounding jungle and ocean.

Surf Forecast

Surf Adventures in Playa Ostional

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