Posts Tagged: Costa Rica

FALL IS HERE…TIME TO CHILL

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October in Nosara is generally considered to be the slowest month of the year, mainly due to its reputation for abundant rainfall and the majority of the town being “shut down”. Safari Surf School and Olas Verdes have made the commitment to remain open with full services year-round, which has resulted in an unexpectedly busy… 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 »

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 »

Bring Your Own Crowd!

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(Chrysalis Therapeutic Boarding School Group enjoying surf lessons this November) Safari Surf School recently enjoyed hosting an engaging group of 25 students, parents, and teachers from the Chrysalis Therapeutic Boarding School in Montana for a one week long Surf-Yoga-Service “cultural immersion adventure trip”. Take a look at this photo. Imagine being the photographer trying to… Read more »

Surf Faster With These Tips

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Playa Guiones Rip

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 »

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 »

The Bermuda-Costa Rica Connection

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INSIDE PEAK April 10, 2015 What comes to mind when one thinks about Bermuda? For sure the Bermuda Triangle pops up, but anything else? I venture that most of us (like myself) knows very little about this fascinating island. Bermuda is the most northerly group of coral islands in the world, lying just beyond the… Read more »

Inside Peak- Join Our Family

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JOIN OUR FAMILY Safari Surf recently had the privilege of welcoming Stan and Olga into our family. They stayed with us for a month, and the idea was that they would trade out breakfast and room at the Safari House in exchange for a couple of promo videos, to be posted on the Safari Surf… Read more »

Inside Peak- The Germany- Costa Connection

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Safari Surf’s German Connection I have always been fascinated by the depth of Marlon Illig. For example, he speaks fluent German. For a lad raised in rural Nosara, this strikes me as interesting and unusual. Marlon is one of the New Breed of Safari instructors that joined us this season. Safari hosts a fair amount… Read more »