Surfing Playa Zancudo


Playa Zancudo - Fun Empty Waves

The small village of Playa Zancudo is most known in the fishing community with many world records have been broken through the Zancudo Fishing Lodge. 

The waves here are sandy bottom beach breaks with plenty of opportunity to go left and right. You can find perfect a-frame waves on certain swells and tides. But you can most often than not find a fun little corner.

The sweet spot on tides is mid to high tide where the surf will give you long fun rides. Lower tides can give you much faster, tubing waves. When it is bigger you can expect your heart to race a little going down double overhead faces. But one thing you will notice, it is always uncrowded.


The Surf Down the Beach

Renowned as one of the most desolate and remote surf destinations in the entire country, Pavones provides surfers with a total surf oriented experience. It’s so challenging to reach this spot and thus Pavones lacks the extreme amounts of surfers from around the world and instead caters to the die-hard barrel hunters.

Pavones encompasses 10 miles of different beaches, which lines the nearly untouched Golfo Dulce area of Costa Rica. The Rio Claro is one of the clearest rivers in Central America, and this dazzling spectacle feeds into the gnarliest left breaking wave in the entire country.

Pavones is considered to be possibly the most ample warm water left in the world, which is why so many people have attempted to reach it, though only a few have actually made the trek. 

Note: There is a second super long left that is even closer to Playa Zancudo. Ask us and perhaps we will tell you about its secrets.

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