For those of you who do not know the place, I spent 6 months in Puerto Viejo surfing both Salsa and Cocles, Salsa is a very heavy wave and should not be ridden if you are not very experienced in surfing. It is a below sea level reef that breaks like back door pipe. It has to be at least 6 foot to break and is very fun wtih calm winds at 8 to 10 foot. Anything bigger will make you very cautious on what you take off on and watch out for the indicator reef a mile off shore for big sets coming your way. Not a fun place to get caught inside at. Ask any local, they will show you some scars, I have some myself. Cocles is a very heavy shore break. I surfed it all winter long and it never got below 6 foot. It is very, very powerful and can hurt you or drown you. The rip currents there are so strong they will pull you out to the line up and you never have to paddle one time. I life guarded that beach for 3 months with Marvin Tallent and we saved like 3 to 6 people a day from drowning...all serious...Almost every wave spits! At 2 to 3 foot it is more powerful than a 6 foot day at wabasso...Very fun but be careful...also if your feeling ballsy, go to surfers point on the north side of the cliff from Cocles, it has EXTREMELY shallow right wedges that are very fun but is un surfable over 4 foot. The channel is about 3 feet wide and you have to hug the cliff side...lots of fun, but risky. Have fun if you go guys and don't drown!!!