Imagine that twenty years ago Tamarindo, Costa Rica was still a tiny fishing village. No tourist chotsky shops, no international restaurants, dirt roads (well, there still are dirt roads..), and uncrowded surf. Since the release of the surf film “The Endless Summer II” in 1994, featuring Tamarindo and Costa Rica as beautiful wave and warm water surf destination. This tiny fishing village boomed into the second largest beach town in Costa Rica.
Why? Not only is Tamarindo is a great place to learn how to surf with its gentle surf, it’s also the surrounding beaches offer more advanced waves. Pretty much, there are waves for any level of surfer. Combine that with other family-friendly activities, excellent restaurants, and a lively nightlife, and you have a winning combination. Tamarindo attracts visitors from around the world year round.
Like any surf break, it is beneficial to know how the waves work: the best tides, swell direction, type of break, etc. If this all jibber-jabber, we will start with the basics. Click on the link below to see my guest post on Ramblist for the best places to learn how to surf in Tamarindo, as well as the local surf break knowledge.