Peak Season : March thru August - Moderate strong swell activity with high consistency
Shoulder Season : September thru February - Moderate swell activity with average consistency
Average air temperature 84ºF / Average water temperature 80 - 82ºF (Board Shorts all year round)
Surf Breaks South of Marbella
PLAYA OSTEONAL - This beach offers several different surf breaks along a long stretch of
coastline. Playa Ostional is home to one of the largest turtle nesting sites in the world.
20 minute drive from Marbella.
Good beach break for beginning and intermediate surfers. Plenty to do if the
surf is flat. 45 minute drive from Marbella.
Marbella Surf Inn Boat Trips
OLLIES POINT - This right hand point break was made famous in the surf classic, “The Endless Summer 2.” It is a long and friendly right point. Bring your long sleeve vest or spring suit – the wind and water can get chilly.
WITCHES ROCK (ROCA BRUJA) - Located on the beautiful coast of the Parque Nacional Santa Rosa, Roca Bruja / Witches Rock is an
excellent beach break that offers very hollow tubes and many offshore days for perfect conditions. Witches Rock is boat accessible
during the wet season and car accessible during the dry season. The Marbella Surf Inn offers camping and boat trips to Witches Rock
depending on the swell and weather forecast. Ask your MSI representative for more details.
In the town of Marbella
MARBELLA (PLAYA FRIJOLAR) - Long left point with a channel for easy paddle outs, great wave
for beginners and intermediate surfers.
MARBELLA (PLAYA COCO) - Excellent beach break with very hollow A-Frame barreling lefts and
rights. The swell window for Marbella is excellent for south, southwest, north and northwest
swell directions. Offshore winds are frequent and the locals are very
welcoming to visitors.
Surf Breaks North of Marbella
PLAYA TAMARINDO - Fun beach break when a strong swell is in. River mouth and sand bars create waves for all levels of surfing. 1 hour drive from Marbella.
PLAYA AVELLANAS - Has several breaks for all levels of surfing. Beautiful beach and seaside dining.
25 minute drive from Marbella.
PLAYA NEGRA - Just South of Playa Avellanas is one of the best waves in Costa Rica. The right point break of Playa Negra is a world class surf spot that holds solid swell. It was made popular in the classic surf film, “Endless Summer 2.”. Experienced surfers only. 30 minute drive from Marbella.
Marbella Surf Shack
A new addition at the Marbella Surf Inn is the Marbella Surf Shack, which offers affordable shared accommodation
for surfers and backpackers at a rate of $10 per night per person.