Through adaptive surfing, disabled athletes conquer Costa Rica’s waves
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Changemakers
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Through adaptive surfing, disabled athletes conquer Costa Rica’s waves

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 18, 2018

Part I of III. Costa Rica already maintains a stellar reputation as a surfing destination. According to Carlos Brenes of the Costa Rica Federation of Surf (FSC),…

Leilani McGonagle surfs into the record books
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Costa Rica
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Leilani McGonagle surfs into the record books

Ellen Zoe Golden - October 3, 2017

Leilani McGonagle, the Costa Rican surfing star from the Southern Zone community of Pavones, had her sights set high. She went into her fourth consecutive final at…

Cali Muñoz didn’t make it at US Open Surfing
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Cali Muñoz didn’t make it at US Open Surfing

The Tico Times - August 17, 2017

The US Open Surfing in Huntington, California, was not exactly what Cali Muñoz had hoped for. Unfortunately, the Jacó surf champion was not able to make the…

Leilani McGonagle wins bronze medal at World Surfing Games
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Costa Rica
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Leilani McGonagle wins bronze medal at World Surfing Games

L. Arias - May 23, 2017

Costa Rican surfing star Leilani McGonagle gave the country its first medal at the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games, in Biarritz, France on Monday. The Pavones surfer…

Costa Rica’s national team departs for World Surfing Games in France
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Costa Rica’s national team departs for World Surfing Games in France

L. Arias - May 16, 2017

On Tuesday, the members of Team Costa Rica started their trip to Biarritz, France, where they will take part in the ISA World Surfing Games, a competition…

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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Newsletter
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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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Newsletter
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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…