Montezuma, Costa Rica Surfing
Surf and Yoga Retreats
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Please see our retreats page for a list of our current Surf and Yoga Retreats.
Surf Spots Around Montezuma
Playa Grande – The best beginner/intermediate surf spot. From Anamaya it’s a 5 min drive (20 min walk) to town, then a 25 min walk on beach and jungle paths to Playa Grande itself. Many people carry their boards all the way from town to the surf spot, but for most, a longboard would be too heavy to carry this distance (a shorter board can be managed). Playa Grande is a very consistent beach break, never crowded, great for beginners, and Anamaya’s surf lessons are primarily held here. The boards used by our surf school are stored in a cabina in the jungle in front of this epic spot. There is no other access to Playa Grande other than walking from Montezuma.
Montezuma – just outside of Montezuma, to the north in front of Hotel Ylang Ylang, is a left that has a bunch of rocks and is surfed by locals who know it well.
Los Cedros – an intermediate surf break. 7 min drive from Anamaya. Cedros Surf Report, Tide Chart and Forecast
Santa Teresa / Malpais Surfing – many great breaks of all kinds. 25-35 min drive from Anamaya, depending on which surf spot. Santa Teresa Report, Tide Chart and Forcast
We have instructors available for surf lessons. It’s $40 for 2 hours and that includes the surfboard rental. The schedule will be based on the tides and can be booked the day before the lesson.
Join Robert August in Costa Rica – Surfing for a cause
June 14th, 2010, 2:25 pm – posted by Laylan Connelly, staff writer
If you’re itching for a surf trip and can ditch out on work, check out this fundraiser trip Robert August – surf legend and star of Endless Summer – puts on in Costa Rica.
The annual Robert August Surf & Turf trip happens from July 29 to August 1, and brings people from around the world to spend days playing golf and surfing during friendly competition.
Here’s what goes down during the four days: A welcome party, surf contest at Playa Avellana, a golf tournament at Hacienda Pinilla, two dinners , a catamaran tour and an award ceremony.
Robert August first introduced this area to the world in Endless Summer 2, when he introduced Robert “Wingnut” Weaver and Pat O’Connell to the pristine surf break. The idea for a fundraiser here started when August began holding small competitions for the young locals so they could get things like leashes, sunglasses and wax.
One hundred percent of the profits go to the local non-profit organization CEPIA, which helps children in the area of Santa Cruz to improve schools, organize sports and educational activities, and to prevent teenagers participating in gangs and violence.
Through the years, the Surf and Turf trip has done amazing work, these days raising about $20,000 each year.
Also, see: Costa Rica Surfing