By: Greg Gordon – www.crsurf.com
Caribbean Coast – August is main stream hurricane season so expect some surprise surf sessions, but they come and go quickly so you need to sit on it for at least at week.
Pacific Coast – This month is one of the BEST for waves and weather. The first part of the month has an “Indian Summer” effect with offshores lasting later in the day and less rain. The second half is rainier, but when you are in the water surfing 1-2 foot overhead peaks it doesn’t matter.
Full moon – August 5th New Moon – August 20th
TRAVEL (email email@example.com if you are interested in taking a surf trip to Costa Rica)
Joe Walsh from Witchs Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo now has a 48’ yacht, and is motoring it around the Osa Peninsula for the next month on a wave hunt. Spaces are still available for $300 per person per day and that gets you everything – food, drinks, board rental, and the best boat trip of your life. Mention CRSURF and you can surf for only $250/day.
David McNeil is offering to take photos of you surfing while visiting Jaco and Playa Hermosa. He charges from $40 pp for a two hour session and also can help arrange boat trips to lesser known point breaks in that area.
Don’t miss the opportunity August 9th to the 15th to get up close and personal with humpback whales in the Osa Peninsula. See the complete travel package and sign up soon! Space is very limited. – www.crsurf.com/news/travel/whale-trip09.html
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The Billabong ISA World Surfing Games starts August 1st to August 8th behind Terrazas del Pacifico in Playa Hermosa. CRSURF will have a booth at the contest and will be selling Eco-T-Shirts with a new design on the back, as well as commemorative beach bags (made from 100% recycled bottles) and stickers. Check out the CRSURF website for a list of our favorite accommodations with a satellite view of their location in relation to the contest. https://crsurf.com/ISA09-hotels.html
There will be a Puerto Viejo Open Surf Contest Aug. 15 at Playa Cocles. The contest will have heats for open, grommets and longboard. For more information, call Beto at 8885-9688..
CRSURF is raising money to donate books to kids. All the Way to the Ocean, by Joel Harper, follows two boys learning about how litter affects the marine life and coastal ecosystem. Laird Hamilton explains in the beginning why it is so important for surfers to keep their beaches clean. To purchase a copy, visit the travel shop at www.crsurf.com. For every two copies sold we can donate a copy in Spanish to kids in Central America.
If you want to help the communities of Pavones and Punta Banco stop the construction of eight experimental yellow fin tuna cages, then use this link set up by PRETOMA and sign the petition. http://www.pretoma.org/petitionpeticion/ There will also be petitions to sign at the CRSURF booth during the World Surfing Games in Playa Hermosa.
SPECIALS (you only have to mention you found out about them from CRSURF)
20% discount off your house rental in Manuel Antonio – www.anamars-ecotours.com
30% discounts at Costa Rica Surf Charters – www.crsurfcharters.com
Get a FREE surfboard for your stay at Witchs Rock Surf Camp on selected dates in August – www.WitchsRockSurfCamp.com
Coconut Harrys Surf Shop in Nosara is offering 20% off your weekly board rental or Surf Lesson – www.coconutharrys.com