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Tamarindo Talk

Tomorrow and Sunday, the Christian Surfers will host the 2nd Annual Surf Fest with concerts, a surf contest, a soccer tournament and arroz con pollo. The surf contest begins each day at 7 a.m., and will feature the categories of open, junior, groms, longboard and women. Inscription will be $10 and will benefit the children of the community. First prize will be a new surfboard.

To inscribe for the contest, go to Witch’s Rock Surf Camp this evening at 7 p.m. As part of the event, the Calvary Chapel of Villareal organize a soccer tournament Saturday. There will be a worship concert with Kzona Sound on Sunday after the surf contest, followed by an awards ceremony. The Calvary Chapel is providing the catering, which will include typical Costa Rican cuisine beginning at 3 p.m. at the Plaza de La Independencia, located across the street from Witch’s Rock Surf Camp.

For more info, visit Facebook: Christian Surfers Torneo Anual 2012, call 8922-9000 or email

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–Ellen Zoe Golden

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