1. Can you rent surfboards & how much?
Yes, there are many little surf shops in Jaco to rent from, with very good selection of size (short to long) & approx. $14.00 per 24hr period.
2. Do I need a wetsuit?
No need for a wetsuit, but a rash gaurd is recommended for chaffing & UV rays.
3. How big are the waves?
Costa Rica offers some of the best surf in Central America. Playa Hermosa is one of the most consistent spots with at least chest to head high waves 3 to 4 times a week with some of the best surf spots just a short ride away. Waves can reach 12 - 15ft on big swells.
4. Scary fish out there?
No sign of sharks anywhere, but do stay away from river mouths where Crocodiles hang out. It is really safe out there though! Will see whales jumping in Sept - Feb. right off shore!
5. What is the bottom like out in front of Sandpiper Inn?
Really nice black sand beach with all sand bottom!
6. What is the water temperature?
78 - 80 degrees F year round!