Jaco Beach

Jaco Beach

Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Official Rating

User Rating

Difficulty 4

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Break frequency 7

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252 days a year

Standard Wave

Wave Direction

Swell Direction

2.0m - 2.5m Swell

Wind Direction

Tide

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general information

Jaco is a busy beach/surf town, that is usually packed with tourists and surfers alike. Even if there's no surf there's plenty of action in the town. The beach itself is houses a couple of beachbreaks with fun left and right peaks. The northern end catches more of the preferred southerly swell and the southern end is better for learners or in a massive swell, when the rest of the beach is closing out. Unfortunately Jaco doesn't present the challenge or quality of nearby breaks of Playa Hermosa or Roca Loca. As it is only a two hour drive from San Jose, expect a crowd.

Wave length

50-100m

Share with

50-99

Best months

May - October

Equipment

Body Board, Short board, Long board

Wave type

Standard

Access

Standard Paddle

Hazards

Locals, Rips

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Air - Sea - Swell - Wind

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Jaco Beach CR

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