Friday, 31 December 2010

Jingle bells and barrels!

I've been having a few technical issues in terms of getting online the last few weeks. I suppose it makes me really appreciate how useful a tool the internet really is to todays fast paced society! Since leaving Santa Teresa a few weeks back. We have headed further south staying at Playa Jaco which was like the Kuta (Bali) of Costa Rica Playa Hermosa (good beachbreak) and our current location....Dominical, which is where we have been since the 22nd of December.
So far out of all the days spent in Dominical Christmas Day was the best to date. Check out the photos (below).
However all other days have been pretty fun too!
I have been chatting to a few locals and some expats and they reckon the wave at Dominical breaks like Lower Trestles (California). What they didnt mention was how uncrowded it was compared to Lowers!

Merry Christmas and Happy new year by the way!
Christmas Day perfection Playa Dominical Rivermouth
My favourite bikkies!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Chilly Morning!?

Today was the first day in a while I decided to get up at first light and be the first person in the water at Santa Teresa. I surfed alone for about half an hour by then a few more guys were in the water. However I haven't had a crowded session in Costa Rica yet which is of course a very good thing.
Sunrise is currently about 5.45am on the west coast of Costa.
Here in Santa Teresa there are miles of beach break peaks to surf, usually with a few guys out or all to yourself if your in at the crack of dawn!

Today was different though. I couldn't put my finger on it..........Oh yeah wait a minute its a little chilly!
For some reason the water temperature had dropped a degree. I was of course smuggling peanuts, shouting at the sun to hurry up and come up over the hills and warm me through!
Not sure why i'm whinging though though as I hear on the grape vine its been bloody baltic, back in blighty ol England!

A couple of swedish guys who are staying at the same hostel as us took these photos and kindly sent them to me!

Word out.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Nice colours!

Woke up this morning in Santa Teresa to be greeted with light offshore breezes and a fun 2-3ft swell. I have to say the colours were lovely.... Before today, we had 3 days of overcast weather. It really makes you appreciate it the sun especially when you dont see it for 72 hours!

pic Janine Horn

Palm Tree (pic Janine Horn)

Thursday, 2 December 2010


Its been an arduous 12 days or so. Since my last post me and Janine have travelled a fair few miles in Costa Rica (mainly on the Peninsula de Nicoya). Since leaving Tamarindo we headed down to Avellanas and Playa Negra. After that we made our way down to the Nosara area and stayed near playa Guiones which was another great beachbreak. Now we are settled in a cool surf town called Santa Teresa which hosts miles of perfect beach break peaks. Getting here was a right mission though as no buses run along parts of the crappy coastal road!
After another long day of travelling via bus/sleep over/bus/bus/ferry/bus/taxi we made it and it feels good just to chill for 2 weeks!
Our next stop will take us to Jaco and Playa Hermosa, which we intend to stay for Christmas and New Year. Apparently Jaco is supposed to be carnage for parties! So I will let you know what are adventures bless us with next!
Here are a few Photos from the last 12 days since leaving Tamarindo or shall I say Tamagringo!

Modelling at Playa Guiones Nr Nosara!

Santa Teresa off the bottom pic (Janine Horn)

Local shredder playa Guiones Nr Nosara

Tail Whip Santa Teresa (pic Janine Horn)

Lizzard Santa Teresa (pic Janine Horn)