Family surf vacations Costa Rica

Why Surfing Costa Rica in August is a Great Idea!

August is the middle of the green season in Costa Rica, however, this doesn’t mean it’s raining all day! -that happens in October when it’s the hurricane season in the Caribbean side and we receive the rain of the Pacific Ocean. In August the south of the Nicoya Peninsula has the perfect weather for surfing and relaxing. Sunny days, rainy nights, and warm water blessing the coast. Surfing conditions are amazing thanks to the cool weather that causes the absence of strong winds.

Also, August is winter time in the southern hemisphere which is loaded with big storms in the oceans close to Antarctica. These storms produce large swell with a perfect orientation that travels through the south pacific ocean until approaching the coast of Montezuma, Cabuya, and Santa Teresa where it finds different types of marine bottoms,- like Beach Brakes, Point Brakes, Reef Brake and Outer Reefs- creating long and perfect waves for all kind of level and ages!

August is a great month for surfing in Montezuma, Cabuya, and Santa Teresa because it’s off the busy high season. There are fewer people around and in the water! Surfing sessions are more private and chill.

Wildlife is lavish in August! With the rain everything burst back to life, the parrots and birds sing all day and the howler monkeys howl stronger. The jungle is full of bright greens providing shades and shelter for the massive variety of wildlife in the area. Thirty-five percent of Costa Rica territory is a protected area. Montezuma, Cabuya, and Santa Teresa are surrounded by National Parks and biological corridors, nature and wildlife are everywhere!