Assignment: Describe Surfing in THREE Words

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“Fun, Not Fun, So Fun!”   This was my assignment for a group of students who spent a busy March week with us here in Nosara. Group coordinator Jason Roderick, an administrator and school counselor at Providence County Day School in Rhode Island brought 15 lucky students on his annual ‘Spring Break Surf/Yoga Retreat’ at Safari… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Safari Surf Goes Surfing!

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INSIDE PEAK– May 2016 “Team Building, as defined by Wikipedia, is the use of different types of team experiences and activities that are aimed at enhancing social relations and clarifying team members’ roles, as well as solving tasks, achieving results, meeting goals, and improving performance”. I was surprised not to see the word motivation used… Read more »

May Early Bird Special – Save 10% Today!

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Book Now to Save 10% Our May Early Bird Special ends April 1st! Book any package for May from now until April 1st and save 10% off any standard package! Our new surf instructor from Nosara, Kevin Monteil (pictured below), knows how good the conditions are in May! Or as Tyler says, “Early bird gets… Read more »

The Inside Peak – A Family Affair

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The Safari Surf experience is about special people sharing the essence of Pura Vida. Tim and Tyler Marsh knew that had found something special when they came here.  It was about nature and waves, simplicity and clean country living, but especially it was the spirit and heart of the local people that really made a… Read more »

The Inside Peak – Buzz Around Town

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SAFETY FIRST There’s a lot going on in Nosara, new stuff everywhere! The staff interviews will have to wait another week, my fin hit my leg and now I’m out of commission: Welcome back friends! I had planned to continue with my instructor profile series this week but had an unexpected “anomaly” occur. I was… Read more »

The Inside Peak – Meet Our Instructors: Pio!

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Inside Peak Instructor Profile: Roger ‘Pio’ Ruiz ‘Faith and Focus’ Pio Ruiz is a well recognized ‘fixture’ around Playa Guiones. He was one of the original locals to parlay his love of surfing into a career both with Safari and the Nosara Surf Shop. Pio’s positivity and innate sense of responsibility make him a very desirable… Read more »