Friday, December 07, 2007

Costa Rica Chronicles: 11/23 to 12/1/07 Should've gone through a surf charter...

...its so hard to find surf spots in Costa Rica. A surf travel guide would have helped make our trip a lot easier. For instance, we find this rippable right hander and you think we could just paddle out and surf...

...until the left hander down the beach started reeling...

...and then the right starts going again and so on and so on.

We didn't know which spot to surf and this is where a guide would come in and tell us which wave is better, what the break was called, how they caught it twice as big with super deep pits with no one else out and where to get your hair dreaded all bumbaclot stylee. But since we had no guide...

...I decided to take a leak on the biggest tree around instead of risking surfing the wrong break. It was a no brainer.

7 comments:

pushingtide said...

Man what a rough time you had down there. I hope you learned your lesson and next time you will go thru a $3K surf charter down and stay at a place with internet so you can watch the surf cams all day to make sure there are waves out there in case you want to paddle out.

score!

Old Kook said...

Man...I feel your pain. Next time I'll go for you. That's the kind of guy I am....pure martyr.

greybeard surfer said...

Ian..I have been going to CR for the past 6 years..sometimes solo, sometimes up to six pax..(better if only 2-3)..CR is relativley safe...but I must say I would not expend the effort to get that far south to Dominical hoping for waves...the country has so much more 'dependable' breaks when you are on a limited time frame..Esterillos just south of Hermosa has good stuff..Jaco is all shorebreak...but Barranca is a great ride..up north you could start at St Teresa and travel the coast to Nosara, Negra, and Tamarindo...even do the tourist thing at Witch's rock..
Am heading down the first week of Mar..only have one confirmed and one maybe pax..use your 08 vacation and I'll give you the gringo tour..budget 40 a day for hotel, drink responsibly, and share the SUV rental..and of course show up in Miami for the LASCA 691 flight ticket and passport in hand on Feb 29 (fri) and return to MIA LASCA 690 on 9 Mar (sun) I use surfex.com for the best prices

May see you this spring in Folly, my son has moved to a house there and wants to learn to surf...

mike rogers,lake worth,fl

greybeard surfer said...

forgot my email addy mikeyr49@yahoo.com

Ian... said...

It was a bit of sarcasm about the surf charter thing. We actually had over head-high surf a few days followed by shoulder-head the rest of the week. Had to see some friends down there too. Plus it was still south swells. Thanks though.

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