A chat with Costa Rican surfer Noe Mar McGonagle
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A chat with Costa Rican surfer Noe Mar McGonagle

Ellen Zoe Golden - April 24, 2017

At 21 years old, Noe Mar McGonagle has made quite a name for himself in the surf world, both here in Costa Rica and internationally. Two years…

Nosara may just be the world’s best place to learn to surf
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Nosara may just be the world’s best place to learn to surf

Karl Kahler - February 16, 2017

NOSARA, Guanacaste — I honestly did not think my Costa Rican girlfriend would take a surfing lesson with me, as she does not know how to swim…

Experienced champ, rising talents claim victory on Dominical waves
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Experienced champ, rising talents claim victory on Dominical waves

Ellen Zoe Golden - January 24, 2017

It looks like Jason Torres wants a repeat of his excellent water work in 2015, the year he was crowned the Costa Rican National Surfing Champion. With…

Small waves, big talent: Tamarindo PRO/AM showcases rising surf stars
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Small waves, big talent: Tamarindo PRO/AM showcases rising surf stars

Ellen Zoe Golden - December 21, 2016

[caption id="attachment_101472" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Courtesy of Chelsea Lisaius)[/caption] While Tamarindo is generally known as an excellent base for surfers, with no less than five world-class breaks within…

Leilani McGonagle makes history by winning North American Junior surf title
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Costa Rica
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Leilani McGonagle makes history by winning North American Junior surf title

Michael Krumholtz - November 22, 2016

She turned 17 years old just last week, but Costa Rican surf star Leilani McGonagle has already won a lifetime's worth of medals. The Pavones native celebrated…

Costa Rica excels at Central American Surfing Championships
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica excels at Central American Surfing Championships

Ellen Zoe Golden - November 15, 2016

For the 11th time in as many years, Costa Rica’s national surf team bested Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama in the Central American Surfing Championships. The…

Entry-level surf event opens doors for Guanacaste kids
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Costa Rica
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Entry-level surf event opens doors for Guanacaste kids

Ellen Zoe Golden - November 14, 2016

A quick look around Tamarindo Beach on Saturday and you’d have thought you were seeing a professional, national surf competition. After all, there were tents, sponsor signage,…

Noe Mar McGonagle finishes third in Essential Costa Rica Pro
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Costa Rica
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Noe Mar McGonagle finishes third in Essential Costa Rica Pro

Michael Krumholtz - October 9, 2016

Two months after nearly earning gold for Costa Rica at the World Surfing Games, Noe Mar McGonagle was just fractions of a point away from getting to surf…

Costa Rica’s Esterillos Este kicks off World Surf League event
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Esterillos Este kicks off World Surf League event

Michael Krumholtz - October 5, 2016

Some of the top international surfers will grace the waves of Esterillos Este in Puntarenas this week for the Essential Costa Rica Open, part of the World Surf League (WSL)…

Costa Rica takes 7th at World Junior Surfing Championship
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Costa Rica takes 7th at World Junior Surfing Championship

Ellen Zoe Golden - September 25, 2016

In a week of stunning surfing by Costa Rica's junior national surf team in Portugal's São Miguel Island in the Azores, it was the work of two females…