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  1. #31
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    love that place. heavy too. last time i was there i was helping out the surf camp in esterillos and one of the customers (reminds me of yankee) demanded to surf waves with more power on his super expensive log. we all knew it was a bad idea but he b!tched up a storm so we took him to Tulin with the rule that if he broke his board the camp would not allow him a loaner. Sure enough, we pull up to the break and its like 4 feet overhead and spitting with steep drops. me and the camp owner paddled out with this guy but he wouldn't take anything. finally a shoulder presented itself and he tried to go. all i heard was a nice 'crack' followed by two pieces of yuppie board floating in the whitewater. We got the guy to the sand and paddled back out for some more pits. later the night at dinner the guy freaked out on us for allowing him to go out in such 'dangerous' conditions. The owner had enough and booted him with no refund. I found out later he got a room in Jaco and got serious butt raped by one of the local shops on a replacement board.

    Is the pig farm still there just past the Tree? Always liked that spot too.

  2. #32
    this is Tulin at the rivermouth.
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    the fishermen wear life vests
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    because the waves break up the river.
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  3. #33
    we found this there that day
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    I pried open it's mouth and was able to get 5 teeth before the stank ran me off. I soaked them in Guaro to sanitize and get some meat off. when I took them out they were soft. Hardened up later after evaporation. I made necklaces out of them.
    this ones my talisman.
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    I'd tell Ticos when they asked what it was, "Este mi anillo de boda y el diente de me esposa" It's my wedding ring and my wifes toof.

  4. #34
    I go to Hermosa alot, I was there 2 weeks ago. Not really alot of swell this time of year. Real waves dont hit till april and then get meaty in the rainy season. The only place that was breaking was corners. which is the rivermouth at the far south end of hermosa. Of course when I paddle out who shows up....Gabriel Medina. Talk about a humbling experience lol. Unreal to watch in person. I surfed the tree a few times and Gilbert Brown showed up another humbling experience. But even if the surf is small its such a good vibe in the water. If you head to estrillos, Playa Bejuco has some great waves. But it takes a decent swell to start working. My advice is avoid Jaco. Its trash. Good for a quick bite to eat or to rent a board. But I wouldnt plan a surf trip just for Jaco. I can stay in Rockaway if I wanna step on a hyperdermic needle. Good luck

  5. #35
    12 years ago, a good friend (RIP) in Jaco took me to escondido, on the north end. It was a long walk but the pay off was well worth it.

  6. #36
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    What is the drive time from Jaco to Hermosa?

  7. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lipsmacker View Post
    What is the drive time from Jaco to Hermosa?
    like 10 minutes

  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    like 10 minutes
    Longer because you have to check roca loca

  9. #39
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    Thanks guys. How far to manuel antonio? Making my first trip in sept. Not sure where we are staying yet. Any other advice/info will be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lipsmacker View Post
    Thanks guys. How far to manuel antonio? Making my first trip in sept. Not sure where we are staying yet. Any other advice/info will be appreciated.
    Don't stay in Jaco!!