Marker - Playa Herradura
Wave Type - Peak, Submerged reef
Bottom - Uneven Reef and Sand
Swell Window - South/Southwest
Tide - Mid to High
Wind - East
Playa Escondita, when its on, is a spectacular A-Frame that gives up short barreling rights and longer lefts that throw out when it is big (check out the vids above) Waves break on a reef that produces only two peaks so it can get crowded, quickly. When there is a good swell several boatloads of surfers can arrive quickly. That it is, however, only accessible by boat or through Los Suenos Resort and that helps keep the crowds down a bit.
At low tide the rock shelf sticks out and can be a little dangerous, so be careful. It is best at mid to high tide and basically unrideable at low tide.
Boats are available at Playa Herradura, just north of Jaco, for $20 to $30 per person.
Surf Report for Playa Escondita at: