Surfing Costa Rica in August

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August is the middle of the green season in Costa Rica but, that does not mean it’s raining all day! -that happens in October when it’s the hurricane season on 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 the amazing thanks to the cool weather that causes the absence of strong winds.

Also, August is winter time in the south hemisphere which is loaded with big storms in the oceans close to Antarctica. These storms produce large swell with 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- and creates 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 busie high season. There is less people around and in the water! Surfing session 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, the howler monkeys howl stronger and the frogs croak all night. 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 protected area. Montezuma, Cabuya and Santa teresa are surrounded by National Parks and biological corridors, nature and wildlife are everywhere!

Surfing Costa Rica in February!

February is a great month for surfing in Costa Rica! This month is blessed by crystal see through water and awesome surfing conditions especially in the south of the Nicoya Peninsula because the water temperature never gets cool, the winds coming from the north turn northeast when arriving at the Gulf of Nicoya creating offshore winds in the Pacific coast all day long, the offshore winds help waves to break perfectly and even with tunnels.

Also, in February Costa Rica and especially Montezuma, Cabuya and Santa Teresa, due to its beaches and breaks facing to the north-west and south, receive great north swells for surfing. Created by the winter storms close to the oceans of Alaska that travel through the north Pacific ocean giving the chance to have a long period between waves that makes each wave have enough space to generate their own energy and collect enough water to finish breaking with good size and excellent form. So there are more quality waves on the surf break!

Run away from the cold winter and come surfing to Costa Rica in February! Sunny days, warm water and warm weather every day guarantee a pleasant and relaxed surfing practice. Also at night, the sky is full of stars perfect to enjoy a bonfire on the beach and meet people, since at that time there are many travelers from all over the world enjoying our beaches and nature.