Tamarindo Surf Tides is your best option for accurate and clear tide charts, actual wave and weather conditions for Tamarindo, Costa Rica. You can also find a full 5 day wave forecast with swell map and winds, tide charts and climate information for the entire year and information about Tamarindo’s surf breaks and other popular nearby surf spots and beaches such as Playa Avellanas and Playa Grande.

Tamarindo Tides

December 2019

In general, most breaks in Tamarindo work best at mid to high tide (mid tide is about 3 hours before high tide). 

Tamarindo Tide Chart December 2019

This chart shows information for Tamarindo, Costa Rica and is based on the mathematical models of the University of South Carolina. Please note that these tides should not be used for navigation purposes and that weather conditions do affect tidal ranges and currents.

Tamarindo Surf Forecast

This forecast is courtesy of our friends of magicseaweed.com For an extensive 5 day swell and surf forecast, check out our forecast page

Tamarindo Weather Forecast

This forecast is a forecast, which means it isn’t 100% accurate. In general, the forecast tends to be a little on the pessimistic side, especially during the rainy season, so don’t let it put you off.


Being surfers ourselves, we were getting tired of having to check one site for accurate tide charts, then go to another for the actual surf conditions and on to a third for a good surf and swell forecast. And then on to another to check the weather. And that was just when we were in Tamarindo, Costa Rica to surf. Planning a trip was even more difficult, as it was pretty tough to find reliable information about surf conditions in Tamarindo throughout the year. That’s why we have set up Tamarindo Surf Tides, a site where you can find all the info you need for your perfect surf trip to Tamarindo.

We are working hard to keep the site up-to-date and accurate and looking to add more useful tools and info in the future, so if you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch.

And last but not least, a big thank you to our main advertiser and sponsor, Costa Rica Surf Holidays, the Tamarindo surf holiday expert, for making this site possible.