Costa Rica steps up safety measures ahead of World Surfing Games in Jacó
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Costa Rica steps up safety measures ahead of World Surfing Games in Jacó

L. Arias - August 5, 2016

National and local officials in the Central Pacific canton of Garabito are stepping up measures to ensure the World Surfing Games that will take place in Jacó beach…

Leilani McGonagle wins national surf championship
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Leilani McGonagle wins national surf championship

Michael Krumholtz - July 17, 2016

Leilani McGonagle has already won virtually every other surfing award there is in the country, so it was only a matter of time before the 16-year-old surf…

Entrepreneur makes hemp-based fuel in Costa Rica
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Entrepreneur makes hemp-based fuel in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - May 28, 2016

Transforming hemp into the surfboard beneath your feet or the plane that takes you skyward: That's the mission of the Canadian company Hempearth, which has made Costa…

Costa Rica to host World Surf League comp in Esterillos Este
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Costa Rica to host World Surf League comp in Esterillos Este

Michael Krumholtz - March 16, 2016

Costa Rica's continued rise on the surfing scene took another giant leap on Tuesday when it was announced that the country will play host to a world surf…

Costa Rica’s Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf: A new surf philosophy
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Costa Rica’s Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf: A new surf philosophy

Ellen Zoe Golden - February 16, 2016

MARBELLA, Guanacaste – When the organizers of the Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf (CGS) conceived of a province-wide contest three years ago, their intention was to create an…

National Surf Circuit kicks off at Playa Cocles
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National Surf Circuit kicks off at Playa Cocles

Ellen Zoe Golden - January 25, 2016

The 2016 National Surf Circuit kicked off this past weekend in Playa Cocles on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast with a panoply of talented young athletes competing on over…

Surfing year in review: 2015 a historic year for Costa Rica surf
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Surfing year in review: 2015 a historic year for Costa Rica surf

Michael Krumholtz - December 22, 2015

A historic 2015 for Costa Rican riders put the tiny Central American country on the map of world surf yet again. With their first ever International Surfing Association (ISA)…

Costa Rica finishes eighth in World Junior Surfing Championship
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Costa Rica finishes eighth in World Junior Surfing Championship

Ellen Zoe Golden - October 20, 2015

At the end of the week-long 2015 International Surfing Association (ISA) World Junior Surfing Championship in Oceanside, California, Costa Rica’s team had set another national record. With the…

Puerto Viejo native Gilbert Brown wins Latin Pro surf competition in ALAS debut
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Puerto Viejo native Gilbert Brown wins Latin Pro surf competition in ALAS debut

Ellen Zoe Golden - September 1, 2015

ROCA LOCA, Puntarenas -- With an unusually light schedule for this year’s Latin Pro, the Association of Latin American Professional Surfers (ALAS) was fortunate that Diego Naranjo stepped…

Jason Torres: From bad boy to national surfing champ
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Jason Torres: From bad boy to national surfing champ

Ellen Zoe Golden - August 11, 2015

Among the best rags-to-riches success stories in Costa Rica surfing is the tale of Jason Torres, the Jacó man who swapped his reputation as a hot-tempered devil…