Get Stoked to Surf by Watching These Five Surf Films that were Shot in Costa Rica

Surfing is synonymous with Costa Rica. There are right, left, reef, beach, and river mouth breaks on both the Pacific and Caribbean coast. There are consistent world-famous spots and hidden fickle gems. There are beginner-perfect waves, as well as advanced surfer-only spots. To get a little taste of what Costa Rica has to offer on the wave-front, check out these five exciting surf movies.

The Endless Summer II

Shot thirty years after the original Endless Summer, Patrick O’Connell and Robert “Wingnut” Weaver join the original cast of surfers including Robert August who now calls Tamarindo home.  in Asia, France, Australia, South Africa, Hawaii, and Costa Rica. This classic surf movie put Tamarindo on the surf map.

Endless Summer II, Costa Rica
Endless Summer II, Costa Rica

License to Chill: Burger Goes to Costa Rica

 Join the Ho Family (Mason, Coco, Michael, and Derek) and their buddy Burger (Keoni Nozaki) as they head south and score some waves on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This goofy surf film will be sure to inspire you to grab your stick and paddle out. 


Surfers Brett Barley and Ryland Rubens score multiple dreamy sessions complete with barrels, airs, and crocodiles in this short and sweet surf feature. 


The Vast Waters: Fresh Surfing from Costa Rica

Follow surfer Leon Glatzer as he gracefully surfs glassy Pavones, the second longest left point break in the world on the southern Pacific coast. While Pavones is on the small side in this video, this wave can hold some massive swell. 

Intermission in Costa Rica

Join Dylan Goodale, Luke Davis, Brendon Gibbens, and Michael Dunphy on a surf trip to the province of Guanacaste. This exciting surf video features several of Guanacaste’s best waves. Watch these four young surfers pull into long barrels, drop into wedgy waves, and take to the sky with impressive airs.