Adventure in Costa Rica - Part 1.
A new SW swell is filling in - the faces are about 6 to 8 feet with some good hollow sections. The weather is hot and beautiful. John O'Toole at Cabinas Las Olas (in Hermosa) has been very hospitable and a wealth of knowledge. We will be staying there, until this weekend when we leave for Mal Pais. This SW looks to be holding through about Friday.
Freedom Adventure Tours 1 - Roca Loca in Hermosa Costa Rica
Freedom Adventure Tours 2 - Roca Loca in Hermosa Costa Rica
Freedom Adventure Tours 3 - Roca Loca in Hermosa Costa Rica
Freedom Adventure Tours 4 - Terraza-del-pacifico hotel in Hermosa Costa Rica
Freedom Adventure Tours 5 - Terraza-del-pacifico hotel in Hermosa Costa Rica
With some well appreciated local knowledge from John O┤Toole of Cabinas Las Olas - a beaten, unpaved road led us to some Costa Rican perfection. This rarely surfed left hand point break is still a well kept secret, and no - its not Barranca. Waves today were in the 2 feet over head range with some plus sets. Just mechanical, easy, fun rides up to about a quarter of a mile. The SW is holding, and should begin fading by tomorrow. Mal Pais is our next stop.
Freedom Adventure Tours 6 - Costa Rican perfection
Freedom Adventure Tours 7 - Costa Rican perfection
We surfed an excellent A frame reef break with overhead waves - just North of Jaco. The Swell still had some West in it, but is turning more SSW and fading a bit.
We surfed hermosa right out in front of Cabinas Las Olas hotel with overhead thumpin waves still being caught. We then took the ferry over the the Nicoya Peninsula and took a pretty gnarly road to Mal Pais - where we are now.
We surfed out front at Mal Pais in the morning with what seemed to be a little more pulse from the South. In the afternoon we surfed a fun left point just around the bend from Moctezuma - about 20 minutes from Mal Pais.
We surfed a firing beach break at Santa Teresa with great hollow sections - seemed to be the last of the South swell though.
We surfed Santa Teresa beach break again at about chest high with some overhead sets - still super fun.
Freedom Adventure Tours 8 - Santa Teresa
Freedom Adventure Tours 9 - Santa Teresa
We are travelling to Playa Grande as we are in between swells. Thanks go out to Douglas of Mal Pais Surf Camp - check them out at www.malpaissurfcamp.com - great accomodations and great food.
We just got to Playa Grande with minimal swell - still some fun waist to chest high high tide only stuff. Small 14 second SW expected sometime tomorrow, with a bit of reinforcement mid next week. Lots of rain today, we drove down to Avellanas and Negra, Avellanas about waist to chest and kind of ugly looking - negra not working obviously. We may check out Roca Bruja with the beginning of this swell - I'm sure we'll get some waves out front at Playa Grande - we always do, but have to fight the rising crowds. Thanks go out to Las Tortugas Hotel as Louis has a great establishment running.
Adventure in Costa Rica - Part 2.
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