Howler Surfing (Costa Rica) - - SURF SPOT - By Jenn Parker

The first half of 2018 brought with it a fair share of fun waves. While there have only been a few very size­able swells so far, the real swell sea­son is only just get­ting started. Mid-April through mid-May blessed surfers in Costa Rica with plenty of SSW swells that lit up the Pa­cific coast­line. As it is sea­son­ally char­ac­ter­is­tic, all the swells that did show up this past month were SSW swells av­er­ag­ing three to six feet. Three to six feet of swell looks very dif­fer­ent from surf spot to surf spot, as is ap­par­ent in Playa Her­mosa and Playa Avel­lenas. While most af­ter­noons the wind did switch to the un­fa­vor­able on­shore, early morn­ing surfs were of­ten glassy and gor­geous. There were a few days when the wind didn't re­ally af­fect the surf too much though, es­pe­cially fur­ther down south.

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