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Sustaining Substainability

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In December of 2015, our partner hotel Olas Verdes opened its doors to the public. Touted as the world’s first L.E.E.D. Platinum rated surf hotel in the world, the project has received wide acclaim for its innovative design and management approach. I spoke recently with General Manager Luis Pardo, who has been at the helm of this… Read more »

Rethinking Your Local Surf Bum

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As Erick and I sat down to chat, I was trying to explain to Erick the definition of “surf bum”. He had never heard the expression before. After a lengthy attempt, (“you know, a lazy, derelict ne’er-do-well beach bum”) Erick eyed me quizzically and replied dead serious: “I do not understand this”. Erick comes from… Read more »

A Nosara Christmas Story

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What’s the most memorable Christmas present you ever received; a train set, a sled, a new surfboard?? Well, Safari Surf School senior instructor Pio Ruiz’s gift to his parents will really blow your mind! I first caught wind of what Pio was up to six months ago. His very sweet parents have lived in their… Read more »

Safari Surf’s “12 Dias de Navidad”

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  Here at Safari Surf, Christmas time is always a special time of year. We are in the middle of our busy season, which not only means there’s a lot going, we also get to see some of our favorite guests come back to enjoy some holiday “Pura Vida”! So what do Safari Surfers want for… Read more »

Hey Boss: Why Not Costa Rica?

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As a business owner, I understand the importance of recognizing employees who “keep the lights on” with daily operations. Having a happy, healthy, reliable and productive team of operators, instructors, managers, staff, strategic partners and other stakeholders – year in and year out – are key to the success of our business. It would be… Read more »

New Season Opens With A Bang!

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We have lots to report in this edition of inside Peak! November brought an unusual amount of heavy rain early in the month, but that didn’t seem to deter the crush of surf and yoga enthusiasts that descended upon our town. Emerging from the languorous state most of us year-rounders fall into during September, an… Read more »

Surf Faster With These Tips

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So you’ve mastered the basics: you can paddle and catch waves with ease, stand up and drop in and bottom turn. Now what? The next step is learning to create and maintain speed! Speed is one of the most important elements in surfing. Without it, you won’t be able to perform even the most basic… Read more »

Don’t Forget These 5 Surfing Essentials

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One of the greatest moments of a surf trip is the second you first step onto the beach, feeling the anticipation of the adventure to come. The last thing you want in that moment is to realize in that you’ve forgotten something crucial. With so many items essential to your surfing trip, we’ve put together… Read more »

Going Green Without Going Crazy

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The sustainability movement has truly come a long way in the last ten years. The stereotype of the environmentally conscious as a tree hugging hippie has long since passed with the rise of organic and pesticide free products in our everyday supermarkets. That being said, we still have an incredibly long way to go when… Read more »