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Here I am, sitting on a longboard, out past the breakers, wondering what the hell am I doing here. Yesterday I was surfing the Internet, doing research, and today I’m about to surf my first wave. It was always a childhood dream to be a surfer and now I’m about to make that dream a reality.

Welcome to Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica, a secluded sleepy surf community five hours west of San Jose, on the Pacific coastline. It offers a variety of waves for every experience level. This beach offers some of the most consistent year-round surfing and a no-fighting-inthe- lineup opportunity to catch a wave. Lush jungles of Guanacaste trees, chirping birds and howling monkeys surround the beach. Playa Guiones encompasses a pura vida lifestyle of complete relaxation and an obsession with waves and surfing. This is why Safari Surf School landed here. Read More