EverySpot is the 1st social destination for surfers and skaters all around the globe! Sign in now!

Playa Grande

Spot Chief

Witchs Rock Surf Camp
View profile

Recent conditions

By Witchs Rock Surf Camp
On July 8th at 9:30 am

This spot is sponsored by

Community

Claudio has added Playa Grande as favorite
on January 8th - Like
Claudio Tona has added Playa Grande as favorite
on January 8th - Like
Luis has added Playa Grande as favorite
on January 8th - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has rated a recent session at Playa Grande
7:30 am - 9:30 am

Rating: Good

Playa Grande (Las Palmeras)-Things were looking a little messy in Grande today when we arrived around 7:30am. With the tide filled in the waves were doubling up and the current was ripping anyone near the inside south in a hurry. As soon as the tide began sucking out the break changed it´s face and things cleaned up amazingly well. The winds continued offshore and the waves were breaking anywhere from waist to slightly overhead with glassy conditions. In the line up the water was so clear that there was at least 6 feet plus of visibility in the water. This was still holding when we finally had to bail out around 11am. Back in Tamarindo it was a good morning but the wind had switched around 9:30 am leaving the break a bit choppy. There were some decent sets rolling through around sunset but not a whole lot above waist high. For Saturday forecasts are calling for the swell to stay in the same range as we saw today. Conditions maybe less than ideal with winds moving sideshore or onshore and the wave period shortening up. Conditions in water should be fair in the morning and early afternoon with a couple hours of heavier chop in the mid afternoon. High Tide for Saturday at 8:52am/9:23pm Low at 2:22am/3:08pm Time of Post 10:15pm Local Time more...
on July 8th - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has scheduled a session at Playa Grande today
Surf
7:30 am - 9:30 am
on July 8th - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has rated a recent session at Playa Grande
2:30 am - 5:30 am

Rating: Fair

Playa Grande (Las Palmeras)-Headed north today to see if we could find somewhere catching the SSW swell. We arrived at Palmeras around 2:30pm and the waves were definitely picking up but they lacked some organization. We stuck it out, even with the wind onshore, and as the day progressed we saw some decent shoulder and head high sets breaking. There was quit a bit of chop in the water and not too many long rides but the occasionaly great ride was still around. A bit south of us at the Main break in Grande there were some good waves breaking outside in the head to just overhead range, although again, most of the rides were a bit short lived. Tamarindo today was small but fairly clean with some shifting winds. The sunset session was great for longboards. For Tuesday we should see the swell continue it´s upward swing moving into solid head high coming out of the S with a small SSW contribution late in the evening. Winds are predicted to be side shore early moving onshore in the late morning and holding until sunset. Conditions should follow the wind with fair early and choppy for the remainder. High Tide for Tuesday at 5:30am/5:47pm Low at 11:34am/11:52pm Time of Post 9:06pm Local Time more...
on July 4th - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has scheduled a session at Playa Grande today
Surf
2:30 am - 5:30 am
on July 4th - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has rated a recent session at Playa Grande
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rating: Poor

Playa Grande (Bula Bula)-Took a run north today up to Bula Bula in Playa Grande. Waves were decent early, around 11am, with the tide still fairly low. There were a few knee to waist high sets and some shape that was ok all be it on the mushy side. Around noon, with the tide filling in and the winds turning onshore, there wasn´t much of a break to speak of. The swell wasn´t carrying enough to make the break. Once we returned to Tamarindo close to 2pm the winds had died down considerably with some clean small waves coming through. We never really saw anything get above waist high for the remainder of the day but if you were on a longboard there was a bit of fun to be had. For Saturday we should see the swell picking up significantly with chest to shoulder predicted coming out of the S and SSW. Winds will hopefully stay favorable until afternoon with conditions turning fair to choppy as the wind turns. High Tide for Tomorrow at 3:23am/3:33pm Low at 9:18am/9:45pm Time of Post 9:06pm Local Time more...
on July 1st - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has scheduled a session at Playa Grande today
Surf
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
on July 1st - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has rated a recent session at Playa Grande
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Rating: Horrible

Las Palmeras/Tamarindo-We were seeing a whole lot of blown out waves today. Although, it is a pretty rare sight around these parts. We started off our morning with rains coming in and a short bus hop over to Palmeras. Conditions their were a complete mess with the winds coming hard onshore and waves seeming to come in from every direction. We decided to turn it around and head back to Tamarindo after just a few minutes. Conditions back home were not a whole lot better but there was at least an occasional ride to be had. Things didn´t clean up much as the day wore on but we did see the white caps calm in Tamarindo near sunset with some waist to chest high popping up now and then. For Saturday we are not seeing a whole lot in the way of a break from the wind. Todays´ predictions were a little off so hopefully we will see the winds cleaning up a bit earlier than had been expected. Swell predictions are still calling for slightly overhead waves coming out of the SW and SSW. Conditions for the day are predicted to be choppy but hopefully, like the wind, they may clean up earlier than expected. High Tide for Saturday at 9:54am/10:25pm Low at 3:21am/4:10pm Time of Post 8:47pm more...
on June 24th - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has rated a recent session at Playa Grande
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Rating: Horrible

Las Palmeras/Tamarindo-We were seeing a whole lot of blown out waves today. Although, it is a pretty rare sight around these parts. We started off our morning with rains coming in and a short bus hop over to Palmeras. Conditions their were a complete mess with the winds coming hard onshore and waves seeming to come in from every direction. We decided to turn it around and head back to Tamarindo after just a few minutes. Conditions back home were not a whole lot better but there was at least an occasional ride to be had. Things didn´t clean up much as the day wore on but we did see the white caps calm in Tamarindo near sunset with some waist to chest high popping up now and then. For Saturday we are not seeing a whole lot in the way of a break from the wind. Todays´ predictions were a little off so hopefully we will see the winds cleaning up a bit earlier than had been expected. Swell predictions are still calling for slightly overhead waves coming out of the SW and SSW. Conditions for the day are predicted to be choppy but hopefully, like the wind, they may clean up earlier than expected. High Tide for Saturday at 9:54am/10:25pm Low at 3:21am/4:10pm Time of Post 8:47pm more...
on June 24th - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has scheduled a session at Playa Grande today
Surf
8:00 am - 9:00 am
on June 24th - Like
Woohoo! Witchs Rock Surf Camp is the new chief at Playa Grande!
on June 24th - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has rated a recent session at Playa Grande
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Rating: Fair

Playa Grande (Las Palmeras)-With the winds already begining to turn onshore at noon when we headed out over to Grande. I wasn´t expecting a whole lot. And while it was choppy for sure the waves managed to hold up even with some moderate onshore wind. With heights between waist and shoulder with some occasional head high rolling in. Evening in Tamarindo was calm and clean with some really nice shape in those glassy waters. Crowds were fair but managable. Most waves were coming in around waist high. For Saturday we should be seeing waves in the shoulder high range with the conditions fluctuating between fair and choppy. Winds running mostly sideshore for the day. High Tide for Tomorrow at 4:24am/4:37pm Low at 10:24am/10:49pm Time of post 11:26pm local time. more...
on June 17th - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has scheduled a session at Playa Grande today
Surf
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
on June 17th - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has scheduled a session at Playa Grande today
Surf
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
on June 4th - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has scheduled a session at Playa Grande today
Surf
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
on June 4th - Like
Ariel has added Playa Grande as favorite
on May 22nd - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has added a picture to the spot Playa Grande
on May 20th - Like
Witchs Rock Surf Camp has rated a recent session at Playa Grande
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rating: Good

Playa Grande (Palmeras)-We made a run over to Palmeras today to see what it looked like. At 1pm when we got there things were calm and clean coming in around waist to chest high. The winds were onshore but that didn´t seem to be affecting shape too drastically. Within a half an hour we started seeing sets coming in easily head high with some standout 1-2 foot over. Once the big sets started rolling in things got pretty rough out in the water but there were some very good rides once you got out. Winds remained onshore for the entire time we were there. Back at home in Tamarindo things were a bit smaller but not by much. At sunset we saw a fair amount of shoulder to head high sets rolling through. With winds staying onshore most waves were closing pretty fast, but there was still a very workable left. For Saturday we should be seeing the swell drop slightly with between shoulder and head high in the AM with winds running sideshore/onshore and fair conditions. Late morning and early afternoon the winds will be turning onshore and bringing some chop into the water. By sunset the swell should be dropping down to shoulder high. All of the swell activity is coming out of the SSW still but we should be losing the short period S swell by the end of tomorrow. High Tide for Tomorrow 5:29am/5:44pm With low tide at 11:29am/11:56pm more...
on May 20th - Like