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Sharks in Tamarindo?

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Sharks in Tamarindo?

Thank you fellow TA members, I've narrowed down our trip and decided on Tamarindo. I do have 1 final concern. Since we're going to be spending most of the week in a surf camp at Witch's, do I have to worry about sharks in the water while surfing? I wish I never saw the movie Jaws as a kid, I swear it has ruined me for life.

Thanks all,

Shauna

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1. Re: Sharks in Tamarindo?

Good choice on deciding Tamarindo. Don't worry about sharks, I have yet to see one. However, no matter where you go in the ocean....there is always that 1 in a million chance. When surfing in Tamarindo you should keep your eyes open for the crocodiles. The closer to the estuary, the higher the chances, but that too is a pretty rare occasion. Don't mean to worry you, we all still go surfing at least three times a week.

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2. Re: Sharks in Tamarindo?

Thanks Michael I greatly appreciate the post!

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3. Re: Sharks in Tamarindo?

A surfer was killed by a shark at Playa Grande (next beach over) in 2011.

However, there have only been 4 confirmed unprovoked shark attacks (2 fatal) since 1880 in all of Costa Rica.

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4. Re: Sharks in Tamarindo?

Thank you so much for the info, you just gave me complete piece of mind which is priceless!!

Shauna

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5. Re: Sharks in Tamarindo?

is the ocean but like rancho las colinas says only 2 fatal.

but is safe to swin and surf in the area

pura vida

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6. Re: Sharks in Tamarindo?

More sharks in Internet trying to get your bookings or recomending friends for commisions than in Tamarindo!

Thank GOD we do not have that huge problem!!...of course they are some big ones around...but seems to be that is a lot of food and we are not part of the menu!

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7. Re: Sharks in Tamarindo?

LOL!! Thanks Roadadvisor :-)

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8. Re: Sharks in Tamarindo?

You are WELCOME...please enjoy Tamarindo is a lovely place...great people around...just common sense!

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9. Re: Sharks in Tamarindo?

Witches Rock are professionals so don't worry. You are in great hands.

Thumbs up for Roadadvisor, many years of experience in tourism (seen a lot of sharks).

Edited: 10:22 pm, September 01, 2012
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10. Re: Sharks in Tamarindo?

Good Morning,

Nothing to worry about, in fact here we see sharks in the estuary and the open sea, but never on the shore.

As much as you would not get deep mess where they coexist, no problem at all.

Do not worry, you can come and peacefully enjoy our beach!!