The Costa Rican National Team just made it home from the International Surfing Games in Huntington Beach California. They placed 7th out of 33 teams, and were 2nd for Latin America – beating out teams from Tahiti, Venezuela, Peru, Mexico, and Argentina. The team was made up of Gilbert Brown (Puerto Viejo), Nino Myrie (Puerto Viejo), Luis Vindas (Jaco), Diejo Naranjo (Jaco), Lisbeth Vindas (Jaco), Nataly Bernold (Tamarindo), Ivan Castillo (Quepos), and Walter Gatgens (Quepos). For pictures and updated National Team news, check out www.surfingcr.net.
Manuel Antonio Surf School and TULE shapes are the proud organizers of a surf contest to be held the weekend of the 4th and 5th of November at Playitas in Manuel Antonio. Grand prize for 1st place in categories Junior and Open is a custom board made by TULE Shapes with MASS logo and an awesome trophy. The inscription has a cost of c5000 ($8) with the chance to participate in the categories: Boogie board, Junior or Open. Call 506-777-4282 to sign up or email email@example.com .
The organizers of the Reef Classic Latin Pro Costa Rica confirmed that the event is going to take place from November 10 until the 12 at Playa Hermosa, Jacó. It will be a six star event delivering $15,000 in cash prizes. After being postponed for several issues, the event is confirmed as part of the year end leg of the ALAS Latin and Caribbean Tour 2006 that will have five attractive contests to be held at Barbados, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Also in November is the 5th Annual 2006 COSTA RICA SURF & SPIKE at the JACO BEACH BEST WESTERN HOTEL. The Surfing competition will be Thursday 11/23 to Saturday 11/25/06 (3 days of competition) Also will be the Beach Volleyball Pro/Am competition: Fri. 11/24 – Sat. 11/25/06 (2 day competition) And the Sinjin Smith & Randy Stoklos Beach Volleyball Camp: Thurs. 11/23/06 (1 day camp)
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The fight to save Pavones from a giant Tuna Farm approved to be built near it is not over. Check the CRSURF website for updates as well as www.tortugamarina.org Letters from concerned scientists, tourists and residents will help convince the government that it’s a bad idea to raise thousands of tuna to be sold out of the country in such a delicate, diverse ecosystem.
If you want to be eco-conscious in choosing a place to stay when visiting Costa Rica, check to see if the hotel has a certificate for Sustainable Tourism Practices. Visit the website http://www.turismo-sostenible.co.cr/EN/home.shtml to learn more.