Located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Playa Carillo is a fun reef break that offers up a powerful right-hander on most swells. The waves here are heavy and break for up to 100 meters over a rock bottom. This spot is at the entrance to a small bay, which holds some good beginner beach breaks.
What are the best surf conditions for Playa Carillo?
Gets good between chest high and double overhead. We recommend riding a shortboard or your step-up as the size picks up. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced-level surfers. The surf here is consistent (7/10) and will generally be uncrowded (3/10). The best winds are from the Northeast. The best swells are from the Southwest. Works on a low to mid tide.
We recommend wearing board shorts or a bikini year round as water temperatures range between 29 and 27. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.