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    SurfNewb. Los Pargos is going to be the most...

    SurfNewb. Los Pargos is going to be the most remote and more reef breaks, I don't know there personally, but the area yes, and it is more expert waves around there and not much to do besides the...
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    Dominical is nice if you surf. Used to be one of...

    Dominical is nice if you surf. Used to be one of my favorite places but last couple of times the beach has been kind of nasty and wouldn't go back with my wife (who is Tica).

    Check out Mal Pais...
  3. Thread: Dc

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    Living here you need to find other pass-times to...

    Living here you need to find other pass-times to keep you sane (biking, kayaking, rock climbing, skating etc). Nothing is like surfing, but making the 3 hr drive every couple of months isn't that...
  4. Thread: Cost Rica

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    8448Nice views, gets super loud Friday nights for...

    8448Nice views, gets super loud Friday nights for the their "world famous" party, with two kids under 6 we didn't attend just suffered in our room until 2 am. Still got up for an early morn sesh...
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    I know a guy who did it about 10 years ago with...

    I know a guy who did it about 10 years ago with his girlfriend, neither spoke good Spanish so if you do you are already ahead of them. They started in the Pittsburgh PA area and did it over a month...
  6. Thread: Sunscreen

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    One of the most common places for skin cancer is...

    One of the most common places for skin cancer is on the head (face, ears, eyelids etc). I have always been good at wearing screen, but always tried to avoid getting it in my eyes. Had a mole under...
  7. Thread: Dengue in CR

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    While there is risk of dengue, the likelihood of...

    While there is risk of dengue, the likelihood of getting it is fairly small and the likelihood of dying from it even smaller. My wife has had it twice when she was a kid, and say the flu is worse. ...
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    If you want more of a performance wave you can...

    If you want more of a performance wave you can explore some, I found one South of Samara, but had to cross a river, not sure if it will be passable that time of year or if there is a bridge now. Mal...
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    Nosara is a mellow waves, but fun on a fish or...

    Nosara is a mellow waves, but fun on a fish or longboard. Also is rideable at any size, seen it over double over head and it is still rippable at that size. You can drive around and find some...
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    I went down there one time with no plans and at...

    I went down there one time with no plans and at some point in the night we determined which house was definitely empty (there are lots) and parked in their driveway and slept in the car until morn. ...
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    Looks so nice.

    Looks so nice.
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    He is actually a pretty good musician. Doesn't...

    He is actually a pretty good musician. Doesn't sound like a burnt out broseph when he is playing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDxKp22hmBY
  13. Thread: cue jaws theme

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    What about this? ...

    What about this? http://sharks-ocearch.verite.com/
    Look where Mary Lee was on Jan 8 at 12:48 am, looks like she was trying to beach herself. I knew Fl was sharky, but I didn't think they had 16ft...
  14. Thread: Tips for Costa

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    It is illegal to give a job to a foreigner if a...

    It is illegal to give a job to a foreigner if a local can do it, so legitimate jobs are difficult unless you are a resident. There are a lot of call centers and online gaming operations in the...
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    You actually going to Puntarenas, Puntarenas (El...

    You actually going to Puntarenas, Puntarenas (El Puerto)? Puntarenas is a Province too. I lived there for about a year and my wife is from there. Definitely will see a different part of CR than...
  16. Thread: advice on costa

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    Mal Pais is one of the best spots in Costa, so no...

    Mal Pais is one of the best spots in Costa, so no need to go down to Hermosa or Jaco unless you want to party. My advice stay around Mal Pais and enjoy, not much to do other than explore the beaches...
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    I would add at least 50% size to compare West...

    I would add at least 50% size to compare West Cost to East. 6 ft Mid-Atlantic is similar to 9 ft Pacific Central America, 4 ft = 6 ft etc. Gives a little to compare, and for a "normal" beach break...
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    Some of the sickest shots I have seen, and no way...

    Some of the sickest shots I have seen, and no way to safely be out there without a ski. Wish I still lived down there to see it first hand. I want to see some of those barrels shots, could fit a...
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    Kid Rock, when were you in DC? I remember...

    Kid Rock, when were you in DC? I remember meeting a guy from California, staying in DC one epic swell in December, I think in 2004 or something. Some of the best barrels I have ever had, including...
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    yeah, a 5 year old and a 7 month old don't really...

    yeah, a 5 year old and a 7 month old don't really lend too well to making day trips considering the 5-6 hour round trip. I used to think the same way, then I moved away from the ocean and opened my...
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    Good luck. I wish I could do the trip more, but...

    Good luck. I wish I could do the trip more, but having a family doesn't allow for it. It stinks being this far but more reason to pick up some other sports that give you a sense of sanity. ...
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    I had no issues crossing, but you may have...

    I had no issues crossing, but you may have trouble finding a rental car that you can use to cross. I was using a bus in Costa and used a taxi driver to get up there.
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    There is more to life then surfing, hard to...

    There is more to life then surfing, hard to believe but true. I moved 1.5 hrs from the beach and found mountain biking, not the same but keeps you fit (fitter than surfing on East Coast) and there...
  24. Thread: Travel in CR

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    Rent a board, should cost the same or less than...

    Rent a board, should cost the same or less than transport does, usually about $15/day or so.
  25. Thread: Costa Trip Info

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    As others have said check out Barranca area. ...

    As others have said check out Barranca area. Also may want to check Manuel Antonio, not as widely sought out for surf but can be super fun and punchy with some fun double ups. While you are down...
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