Tips: Playa Hermosa is one of Costa Rica’s most consistent and heaviest
spots with a variety of sundbars up and down the 10 km long beach. It is for
the intermediate to advanced surfer so if you are a beginner there are other
breaks nearby. Hermosa’s conditions change rapidly depending on the tides,
winds and swell activity. Two keys to surfing Hermosa as well as the rest
of Costa Rica:
your daily tides and winds.
speaking it stays
Generally speaking it stays
glassy until 8:30 a.m. and glasses off again before dark around 5 p.m.
all year round.
Peak south/southwest swell season for the Pacific is March through
November although swell enters all year around and can get big at anytime.