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From November to April, the winds pick up over near the Arenal Volcano and the windsurfers hit the lake. These winds are some of the strongest in the world, and the lake often churns with whitecaps. Those with little experience should not attempt to windsurf in the middle of the lake—my friend found out firsthand that a Jet-ski rescue costs $25. 

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Wind Surfing Lake Arenal

From November to April, the winds pick up over near the Arenal Volcano and the windsurfers hit the lake. These winds are some of the strongest in the world, and the lake often churns with whitecaps. Those with little experience should not attempt to windsurf in the middle of the lake—my friend found out firsthand that a Jet-ski rescue costs $25.