Surf Report

Bahia Ballena Surf Report is for the Bahia Ballena area

Bahia Ballena Surf Report & Tide Chart

The following Costa Rica Surf Report is for the Bahia Ballena area, including Dominical, Dominicalito, Playa Hermosa, Playa Uvita, Playa Arcos, Playa Ventanas. If you are looking for a surf camp, contact our partners at Epic Costa Rica Tours.

Bahia Ballena is one of the safest places to learn how to surf in the South Pacific of Costa Rica. The topography is such that it creates a small bay (hence the name Bahia Ballena which means “Whale Bay”) which helps protect the beach from being completely exposed to the swells and currents of the open ocean. On the north end, the Whale Tail acts as a barrier, and on the southern end, there are a series of islands that prevent South swells from rolling through unobstructed. As a result of these natural obstacles, beginner surfers will find favorable conditions conducive to the progression of their surfing ability.

Despite conditions being much safer than other beaches, surfers must remain aware of their surroundings and potential threats. As with other beaches, the most common hazards at Playa Colonia are stingrays, jellyfish, and rip currents. It’s also worth pointing out that one very significant danger exists on land, and that is coconuts falling from palm trees. This threat is a particular hazard during the rainy season when rain, wind, and lightning are more likely to cause coconuts to fall.

Like at most Costa Rican beaches, there are no lifeguards on duty at Playa Colonia. In case of an emergency, you may get some assistance from the park rangers that are on duty, but keep in mind that for the most part, these individuals are without vehicles and communicating via walkie-talkie or cell phone. These tips are courtesy of Bodhi Surf + Yoga.

Let us do the worrying…

Contact us today if you need help in managing your property. Whether you live in the area year-round or if you are in Costa Rica only part of the year, we can provide services to ensure you maximize your enjoyment in the Bahia Ballena region. Pura Vida!