Located in Central Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, Playa Ballena is a super fun beach break that offers up gentle, peeling waves perfect for beginners and longboarders. The waves here are easy to surf and break for up to 100 meters over a sand bottom. Check some other beaches in the area, including the quality Terraba Rivermouth.
What are the best surf conditions for Playa Ballena?
Gets good between waist-high and overhead. We recommend riding a longboard when smaller and a shortboard if the size picks up. This break is suitable for all levels of surfer. The surf here is consistent (7/10) and will usually have a crew (6/10). The best winds are from the Northeast. The best swells are from the South, Southwest, and West. Works on all tides.
We recommend wearing board shorts or a bikini year-round. Water temperatures range between 29 and 28. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.