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Topic Title: Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?
Topic Summary: Aging Surf Dawg Still Wants To Surf
Created On: 11/11/2019 08:23 AM
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 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - soulsurfer333 - 11/11/2019 08:23 AM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - Central Floridave - 11/11/2019 08:29 AM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - RegularJoe - 11/11/2019 08:45 AM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - Central Floridave - 11/11/2019 08:50 AM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - RegularJoe - 11/11/2019 08:58 AM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - SlimyBritches - 11/11/2019 09:45 AM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - tingo - 11/11/2019 11:03 AM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - daner - 11/11/2019 11:18 AM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - soulsurfer333 - 11/11/2019 02:32 PM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - SunriseSurfer - 11/11/2019 03:12 PM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - worksuxgetsponsered - 11/12/2019 04:19 AM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - GREG - 11/12/2019 03:56 PM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - dkaye - 11/13/2019 07:04 AM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - Central Floridave - 11/11/2019 03:46 PM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - camguy - 11/11/2019 03:52 PM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - Greensleeves - 11/11/2019 03:56 PM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - SlimyBritches - 11/11/2019 05:07 PM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - HAPDigital - 11/13/2019 01:07 PM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - johnnyboy - 11/13/2019 02:00 PM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - SurfCaster - 11/13/2019 03:28 PM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - GREG - 11/13/2019 07:03 PM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - UncleFunk - 11/15/2019 08:26 AM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - LBLarry - 11/14/2019 09:05 AM  
 Where to go in Costa for Easy Fun Surf?   - moderator - 11/14/2019 09:55 AM  
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 11/11/2019 08:23 AM
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soulsurfer333

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Hi. I just turned 73 and still am in pretty good physical shape. My bigger wave surfing days are behind me, but I still like to slide and glide on glassy 2-4 Ft. surf. I'm looking for fun, consistent waves where I can tune-up without being crushed by overhead monsters. Where in Costa Rica would you guys recommend I can hang for 1-2 weeks and regain some of my past wave mojo? In advance, thanks for your suggestions. soulsurfer333
 11/11/2019 08:29 AM
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Central Floridave

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Playa Jaco. Protected bay. Usually really fun at dawn. If it is too big there then its too big everywhere but the point breaks. Or Playa Dominical but if looking for 2-4 feet only go when there is no swell forecast. Never Stop!
 11/11/2019 08:45 AM
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RegularJoe

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I've never caught Jaco not closing out. Depends on time of year and swell direction, but there are plenty of options. If Boca Barranca is clean, that can be a nice, fun glide. They've held international longboard contests there, but if it's clean, it might also be more crowded than you want to deal with, unless you're an early riser.

There was a thread on here a few years ago that named a place I can't remember... If I find the thread, I'll link it here, 'cause that's about my speed right now as well. I'm thinking it was in the Nosara area.

There's also Ollie's Point, if you're up for the adventure. I've never been there, but seen vids of some amazing, fun-size, longboardable surf.

If (when!) GREG chimes in, he can point you in multiple good directions. He's a great guide, and found me some nice little off-the-radar coves near Dominical that were fun and wind-protected.
 11/11/2019 08:50 AM
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Central Floridave

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I was just in Jaco in July. It was super fun 2-4 feet early morning. You gotta surf it when its small. If there is a swell running it does close out. Its a safe spot to surf also. 73 years old...I wouldn't recommend Playa Hermosa to him which is just a few minutes south.
 11/11/2019 08:58 AM
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RegularJoe

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The thread I was thinking of is here:
http://www.2ndlight.com/fuseta...atid=3&threadid=190285
and the Nosara/Guiones area was getting good reviews.

Just my luck and timing at Jaco, I guess... every time!

I did actually catch some fun, chest-high waves at Hermosa in November (a Thanksgiving trip long ago), basically right behind the restaurant (old gate).
 11/11/2019 09:45 AM
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SlimyBritches

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Jaco as well. It's the closest beach to the airport. Stay at the Cabinas Vista Hermosa. I'm friends with the owner and I'll let them know if you decide for them. It'll be the beginning of their Summer tho with summer like swell. I usually went 2 weeks after Easter for the deals and "Fall" swell.
 11/11/2019 11:03 AM
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tingo

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Boca Barranca is the wave for you!!!
 11/11/2019 11:18 AM
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daner

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Let Greg plan you a trip.

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 11/11/2019 02:32 PM
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soulsurfer333

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Who's Greg and how can I get a hold of him? Thanx!
 11/11/2019 03:12 PM
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SunriseSurfer

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He's on here, Greg Gordon .... posts as GREG

Or check out his website. Costa Rica Surf Travel


Also on Facebook, contact him there too ... Greg Gordon


Nothing but good to say about Greg.
Fluent in Spanish, knows his way around, lots of contacts.

I booked with him for a Pavones trip.... great trip, great guy.




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Edited: 11/11/2019 at 03:16 PM by SunriseSurfer
 11/12/2019 04:19 AM
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worksuxgetsponsered

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Let Greg plan you a trip.


Great advice! He did a fantastic job planning our last Costa Trip.

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 11/12/2019 03:56 PM
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GREG

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Hola! Thanks for the props 2L crew. Yes, I would be glad to help you plan a trip to Costa Rica. There are a lot of breaks that are great for gliding - it just depends on the time of year you want to go and what the tides are doing while you are there. Send me a note and we can start planning your surfing vacation.

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 11/13/2019 07:04 AM
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dkaye

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nosara, only surf jaco if u like to surf in poop lol

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 11/11/2019 03:46 PM
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Central Floridave

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I'd recommend Greg also. If you can hook up with him you would be Golden. Good luck! Have fun.
 11/11/2019 03:52 PM
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camguy

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Thanks for all the info. guys. I hope to also make this trip one day!
 11/11/2019 03:56 PM
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Greensleeves

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avellanas 5 breaks all within walking distance puka shells beautiful

avellanas


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 11/11/2019 05:07 PM
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SlimyBritches

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Salsa Brava is good. Ademas hay buena mota alla!
 11/13/2019 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by: soulsurfer333

Hi. I just turned 73 and still am in pretty good physical shape. My bigger wave surfing days are behind me, but I still like to slide and glide on glassy 2-4 Ft. surf.

I'm looking for fun, consistent waves where I can tune-up without being crushed by overhead monsters. Where in Costa Rica would you guys recommend I can hang for 1-2 weeks and regain some of my past wave mojo? In advance, thanks for your suggestions.

soulsurfer333


Tamarindo / Playa Grande in the dry season has nice waves always offshore winds and not too big, from my experience anyway. Been there quite a few times now.
 11/13/2019 02:00 PM
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johnnyboy

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Quepos or Manuel Antonio too but I think Boca Baranca would be the best longest and accessible wave.

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 11/13/2019 03:28 PM
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SurfCaster

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+1 for Nosara...I've surfed/stayed in Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Jaco/Hermosia/Esterillos, Tamarindo/Playa Grande and Nosara/Guiones and IMO Nosara provides the best combo of mellow waves, good vibes, and pleastpant accommodations. Barranca is a great wave, but also fickle, often muddy/dirty, and with few decent lodging options. Inspiring to hear an elder is still charging surf trips! Pura Vida hermano!

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 11/13/2019 07:03 PM
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GREG

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You can tell that many central Florida surfers know their way around Costa Rica. Here is an article I wrote a few years back listing the best spots for 'beginners'.

11 Beginner Surf Spots in Costa Rica



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Edited: 11/14/2019 at 09:54 AM by 2nd Light Forums Moderator
 11/15/2019 08:26 AM
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UncleFunk

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Camaronal about 20 minutes south of Samara. Stay in Camaronal or Punta Islita area and have an easy 3-5' wave with some bigger sets. Huge sandy beach break and crowded is about 15 people, mostly surfing one of the two main breaks. A few more people will come on really good days, but plenty of waves, easy locals, and a bunch of old dudes from Florida longboarding. Samara has enough to do for food and stuff, but it's still super laid back. Gets busy after about the 15th of December, but from about now until March, pretty much guaranteed to rain and offshores every morning and afternoon. There are plenty of empty waves as you go south from there all the way until Mal PaĆ­s.
 11/14/2019 09:05 AM
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Greg ..... link does not work


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 11/14/2019 09:55 AM
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