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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
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    Wow is what I used. I rented a channel island fish and the gf rented a soft top.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Long Buried Island
    Posts
    714
    Carton has the best selection. I was able to get a brand new board to rent at reasonable price. Huge selection.

  3. #13
    I've rented from Chuck's WOW several times in the past and they were great. When I went in looking for a certain board once and it was rented out, they went in back and pulled out a brand new board, put fins on it and gave it to me (It was a 7S fish). I thought that was awesome and I thought I would like to thank them for that someday. I guess this is it...

  4. #14
    Excellent feedback. Thanks guys.

  5. #15
    go to the back yard and ask for Mike Price. He had Fat Boys Surf Shop in the OBX last century.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    NMB, SC
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    I have a condo at the north end of Jaco and have travelled there for over 9 years. Although I have my own boards in Costa Rica some of my friends choose to rent them when they travel with me. W.O.W Surf Shop is located towards the north end of Jaco. It is owned by Chuck who is originally from Florida but has lived in Jaco for over 25 years. He is super cool and honest...rent your boards here. If you need any advice on where to go, what to do, or where to eat don't hesitate to ask.

    http://wowsurf.com/

    If you want to do any tours check these guys out...they are a local costa rican company that can service all your needs. They take care of my condo when I'm not there. Tell them Jon from Costa Linda sent you.

    http://costaricaholidayrentals.com/


    Pura Vida mi amigo!

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    not sure but be SUPER careful about what you rent. Lots of scams on board rentals. A good one is to put out very thin glassed boards that break easy. you rent it, snap it and are out big $$$.
    This the case in ES as well? How prevalent? All the surf camps/hotels seem to have a decent quiver for $10/day. Will pay for itself 3x over in saving airline fees not to mention stress of the liability of carrying your sticks with you.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    milton delaware
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    If your surf camp in ES is stocking lightly glassed boards, hoping you'll break them and pay them $$, broken boards are the least of your worries.

    If you are going to ES, bring your own boards! My god, you're about to surf some of the most amazing 200 yard right hand point breaks of your lifetime. You will do 3-5 of the best turns you are capable of on every set wave! Bring the two best boards you own for perfect waves and fly Taca...they charged us $120 per board bag.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    In a state of flux
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    If your surf camp in ES is stocking lightly glassed boards, hoping you'll break them and pay them $$, broken boards are the least of your worries.

    If you are going to ES, bring your own boards! My god, you're about to surf some of the most amazing 200 yard right hand point breaks of your lifetime. You will do 3-5 of the best turns you are capable of on every set wave! Bring the two best boards you own for perfect waves and fly Taca...they charged us $120 per board bag.
    listen to this guy. any time you go to a country like that you had better go with the mindset that everybody will try to rip you off.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    listen to this guy. any time you go to a country like that you had better go with the mindset that everybody will try to rip you off.
    Heard that, and it's the mindset I'm going with. That said, having good boards with me opens me up for getting ripped off unless I want to feel like I have two children with me for 8 days. On the other hand, the reason I have any board is to get the best rides out of it possible. That's gonna happen in perfect waves a hell of a lot easier than what we get around here.

    Likely sticking with original plan of bringing two sticks plus I can put other provisions in there not allowed on carry-ons. Which brings me to...one of the two boards I want to bring has glassed-in fins. Some will say I'm out of my mind to pack that one, others have already said they've done it successfully. I have a plan to protect the skegs best as possible barring pure hate applied to them by cargo and TSA. Let's hear more thoughts. Thanks again!