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Latitude: 10° 18.115' N
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You can stay in hotels such as El Capitan which are beach front or you can park you car and walk aroun or through the hotel strip. Just pick a good spot and be careful of rocks
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Alternative name Playa Tamarindo
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide position
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Note this spot is best AT EARLY MORNING AND AFTERNOON unless you enjoy the 6 inch wave you get during the day. :) Also ask the locals about The Rock whick is a fun little wave walking distance from the Hotel Capitan.
By Oriel Surfer , 12-01-2011
Nice wave near the estuary - Nice mellow longboard wave up near the estuary...good atmosphere in the water...nice way to spend the afternoon and work on the tan
By Anonymous , 07-05-2010
- 5 awesome nights spent w/the locals. great meals inthe evening.BUT!! the fishing was unbelieved giant snook and roosterfish
By Anonymous , 07-04-2009
Nice for beginners - Super crowded with longboarders. Nice -little- wave. If you want epic go elsewhere. If you want to chill out and dodge beginners and watch them freak out when a 6ft set wave comes through this is the place. I had fun, but I'm at the tail end of being a beginner. Nice town too.
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