Jaco Beach Surfing
Jaco Beach Surfing, In the late 70 ‘s Jaco beach was starting to receive the first few travelers some of them came with those rare boards, that started to call people’s attention, they were here for adventure and good waves. These visitors were slowly infecting the local with this amazing water sport that anybody knew about, back then there were not existing surf shops to buy gear or surfboards so there were just very few privileged locals who had the luck to kept some of the surfboards given by the tourists . Today I like to listen stories of those who were there when that all began, stories like the “Macho Najo ” who was one of the first surfers in Jaco, also the Urena brothers , Piko, “Pava loca ” among others. These guys were beginning of surf in Costa Rica and the people who can tell those stories today that you can’t believe. Back then it was a difficult to access Jaco beach, actually the famous Rio Tarcoles Bridge didn’t exist then, so the few buses and vehicles that came through, had to use a home-made ferry in a spell and not very reliable, especially when Tarcoles river has always been infested with crocodiles, among other details it was a whole adventure to simply reach the small town of Jaco. Today Jaco Beach Costa Rica is one of the most preferred destinations for surfing and one of the most emblematic surf spots. When comes to Jaco Beach Surfing, we are talking about consistent waves year round and multiple locations that offer waves for all tastes, whether you are a beginner or pro this rich area will show you a good time surfing. If you are a beginner the recommendation will be to start on the south end of Jaco and if you like a little more speed and wave little bigger then you can visit spots as Calle Morales , El Bohio or the area in front of the Best Western and Clarita’s spots that can be a little more intense as Hermosa beach which is located just 3 kilometers south of Jaco. Jaco Beach is definitely the Mecca of surfing in Costa Rica , Jaco has the largest market of surfboards where you can buy and sell or trade your surfboards. Is also easy to find international and local shapers for a quality custom board, some of the shapers we can mention are: Carton Surfboards ,Piko, Nika Surfboards , Michael Price, Mr. Ed among others, the quality of the boards manufactured in Jaco is world-class . Jaco Beach welcomes every year lots of tourists not only ecological but also hundreds of surfers from all over the world who come to enjoy our beautiful beach, consistent waves and great weather . Jaco Beach is also home of the most prominent professional surfers and also our National Surf Team, Jaco host important events, tournaments with multiple national and international circuits and dates, events that are filled with color, music and the good vibe and enjoyment of all visitors. Jaco is all about good time, where anyone who wants to share with us culture and sports is welcome, if you want to visit Costa Rica for surfing, Jaco Beach Surfing is definitely the ideal place to start your journey.
Good waves and Pura Vida!