Been to Costa Rica and back

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Cay and I spent December 21 - 28 in a little town called Jaco on the Central Pacific Coast. We found it through a surf adventure company called Wavehunters who hooked us up with a little hotel called Las Olas in Playa Hermosa.

It was a blast. A true surf safari. We surfed uncrowded, beautiful longboard waves every day for at least three hours over one, two, or three sessions. We had a guide and driver named Alberto who is a 24 year old surfer god who made our trip wonderful. We visited a very cool national park and also took a stab at hang gliding.

Cay has pics up on her Flickr site: Costa Rica set

I've uploaded a 44.3 MB QuickTime Movie to our site. I used our Canon PowerShot S70 to shoot AVI. It's 480 x 360, stereo sound, encoded using AAC and H.264 so you'll be needing the latest QuickTime. Download site for QT7 is here. I love H.264. State of the art and only getting better.

UPDATE: Some older mac users (sub 500 G3) might have problems with the file above. I've uploaded a 38 MB Quicktime movie @ 320 x 230 so that should be easier to handle. Pura Vida!

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If you’re thinking of surfing Costa Rica you should check out

I went on the Costa Rica - Nica Surf tour and it was awesome. They took our group to a bunch of different surf breaks in Costa Rica and Nicaragua and the house we stayed in was amazing...swim up bar, super nice rooms, etc. Food was awesome, locals were friendly, and our guides were very nice. This was hands down the best Costa Rica Surf trip I have done. My friends and I go to Central America to surf every year at least once, and I’d say we all like Costa Rica best of all. The surfing in Costa Rica is really good, and the local people are really nice. Pura Vida.

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