Witches Rock (Playa Naranjo) Spot Guide

About Witches Rock (Playa Naranjo)

The wave itself is no Black's or Ocean Beach or even Hossegor -- it's easy, playful beachbreak with offshore winds that sting your eyes as you start pumping down a long, groomed, green line. The estuary deposits sand on an otherwise fairly flat sandbar, creating the lefts and rights that wall up for days without necessarily closing out. There are other peaks along Playa Naranjo's two to three-mile, white-sand stretch, but they're not as perfectly shaped as the ones found in the lee of the rock.

Source: Witches Rock (Playa Naranjo) Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

No locals per se, but some expat Tamarindo surfers have it wired.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Yep -- it's not uncommon to see 30 people jockeying for the peak when it's pumping.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Really fun when things line up.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Medium.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

Cayman swimming through the lineup.

Access

Hell drive in, or cushy boat taxi -- take your pick.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

December through February is best for offshores, but March through September is best for swell.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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