Punta Banco, Costa Rica
Punta Banco Reviews
Consistent, but tricky tides Jul 21, 2007
Punta Banco picks up more swell than neighboring Pavones, so if the longest left in the world isn't breaking it might be worth it to head south a bit, along the dirt road, until you come to the town of Punta Banco. There is a rocky reef break approximately straight out from the grocery store that breaks best on larger swells. Seemed like it would have to be at least overhead for it to break, but it definitely seemed like the cleanest break in the area. If there is any swell at all you'll know where I'm talking about.
If the swell isn't that great, then you'll have your pick of a lot of smaller peaks all around the area. The wind also changes pretty rapidly here.
This place is VERY dependent on tides. I forget the exact best tides to go to, but definitely check this place often, as it can easily go from flat to pumping on tide shifts.
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