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Topic: Canadian girl looking for wicked surf in costa rica or nicar

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By:

Penny

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Canadian girl looking for wicked surf in costa rica or nicar

« on: April 12 2007 18:04:00 »

So there are four of us girls landing in liberia mid may... we are all althetes and are convinced that we will pick up surfing quite quickly.... (i know, perhaps they are high hopes... but part of learning is determination right?) Anyways we were probably going to backpack into nicaragua in order to avoid the resorts and beach side casinos etc. However we also want to get our toes wet in some surf.... any suggestions of places to check out?

By:

Penny

RE: Canadian girl looking for wicked surf in costa rica or nicar

« Reply #1 on: April 12 2007 19:04:00 »

so i guess i should add we'll need to find somewhere with cheap-ish but good surf lessons and rentals

By:

Penny

RE: Canadian girl looking for wicked surf in costa rica or nicar

« Reply #2 on: April 12 2007 19:04:00 »

not quite what were looking for, thanks

By:

JJ

RE: Canadian girl looking for wicked surf in costa rica or nicar

« Reply #3 on: April 12 2007 23:04:00 »

Tamarindo is not too far from the liberia airport and has an abundance of rentals and lessons available.  Easy rivermouth wave to learn on......might be worth a look.



By:

Kelly Zak

RE: Canadian girl looking for wicked surf in costa rica or nicar

« Reply #4 on: April 13 2007 23:04:00 »

If you don't mind a few tourists, I also suggest Tamarindo. I'm from Calgary but I've been in "Tamagringo" for a couple of months now. Some good surf schools and some great waves. Also there are airport transfers from Liberia. Send me an email if you want, I may still be here when you arrive.

By:

SoCal Surfer

RE: Canadian girl looking for wicked surf in costa rica or nicar

« Reply #5 on: January 13 2008 20:01:00 »

Sure you can learn pretty fast but you won't catch the face of a wave or be able to drop in on head high waves.  It took me about 6 months to catch the face of a wave.  Not telling you should not try cause just being out there is awesome just have patience and keep working at it.

By:

rilly-dough

RE: Canadian girl looking for wicked surf in costa rica or nicar

« Reply #6 on: January 14 2008 11:01:00 »

stay outta costa...hit san juan ,nica,,for all your surf needs...way cooler friendly etc...i live in canada and go to nica twice a year for the last 3 years...great spot to learn...enjoy

By:

Brad Smith Jones

RE: Canadian girl looking for wicked surf in costa rica or nicar

« Reply #7 on: January 25 2008 13:01:00 »

You should go to Playa Hermosa, at the Central Paciic, there you will find really wicked surf!

Also if you want surf lessons and rentals, there is Fischer Bros Surfboards www.fbsurfboards.com thats a great surfshop and factory, this guys give surf lessons, rentals and make custom surfboards, great attention BTW!

By:

surfersmom

RE: Canadian girl looking for wicked surf in costa rica or nicar

« Reply #8 on: January 25 2008 13:01:00 »

I agree with the above poster .. go to Hermosa ... just south of Jaco.  My daughter has been 3 times and loves it (age 23).  She is there now with www.jimhogansurfcamp.com and she learns more in a day with him than in a wk with other camps.  He was the World Longboard Champ in 95/96 .. on the tour for 10yrs.  Most his clients are repeat, which is testament to how good he is.. kinda of a legend down there... everyone knows him.  And for a girl, it couldn't be a safer person to be with.  Surfing is hard to pick up.  This is her 4th camp and this time she is there for 2 wks, but is finally getting 'the rides of her life'.  If you want to see what the waves look like there each day, look at www.rovercam.com or if you want a report on the waves, Jim writes one daily on surfline.com

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