Wave Type - Right Point Break
Bottom - Reef and Sand
Swell Window - Southwest to Northwest
Tide - Mid to High
Wind - Northeast
Marker - Santa Rosa National Park
Ollie's Point is a fantastic right point break that is named after the now infamous Colonel Oliver North who supposedly made his base there during the Nicaraguan civil war between the Contras and the Sandanistas during the 1980's when Colonel North, and the United States, smuggled weapons from his base in Costa Rica to the Sandanistas in Nicaragua. When this wave is at it's best, it is an excellent, fast, hollow wave. Ollie's is at it's best at low to medium tide with a strong south swell.
Like much of Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, the bottom at Ollie's Point is mostly volcanic rock at the take off but mostly a sand bottom.
There is no access road to the point and is only accessible by boat which is available in Plata del Coco or Tamarindo. Most surfers stay in Tamarindo, Playa Grande, or Playa del Coco. There are a range of charters available depending on your needs or desires, from an inflatable for 5 at about $320 or $280 with no frills to a comfortable charter/fishing boat that includes food and drinks.
Ollie's Point is one of those breaks that you will want to do your homework regarding swell, swell direction, swell size, and period before shelling out the cash for a boat ride.
You can check out the surf report for Ollie's at: