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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States

    Thumbs up Auctioning off a trip to Costa Rica

    Hey Everyone,

    In partnership with Global Fund for Women and Real Surf Trips, Last Clck is auctioning off a Surf Trip to Costa Rica at Playa Negra.

    It includes:

    • VIP trip to Play Negra, Costa Rica for one adult
    • Roundtrip Airfare and Accommodations from any major US airport
    • Airport pick up and drop off
    • Access to world class surf breaks
    • 2 Catered meals daily
    • Access to eco tourism adventure tours
    • Walk on role to upcoming surf movie film, "3 Killas y un Kiwi", starring Sofia Mulanovich, sponsored by ROXY.
      (female winner only)
    • Guys will be able to be on set.

    To win this trip, you have to buy into the auction, which is $25 for 30 clicks. The auction ends on April 15th, and the last person to click wins. The auction goes up one penny each time you click. The tricky part is the in the last 5 seconds, each click adds 15 seconds to the clock ("going once, going twice...").

    Swellinfo has joined on to help promote the charity cause and provide the dedicated last user to click with amazing surf trip!

    There are also some smaller products being auctioned off:

    This video explains in more detail how the auction works:
    Last edited by Swellinfo; Apr 10, 2012 at 02:07 PM.

  2. #2
    Playa Negra...not Playa Grande

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Lewes, DE
    This trip is set up mainly around 17 surf spots in 7 kilometers, wind, tide swell angle and lighting. Many are perfect, lonely waves that no one ever surfs. We will be based in a five star pad overlooking the most consistent and perfect wave in the hemisphere: Playa Negra... a wave that works on all tides and is still good even with onshore wind. Every other wave in Guanacaste is fickle and dependent on particular tide/wind conditions.

    Playa Negra is an old coral volcanic reef break that is a perfect reeling right. All around Playa Negra are amazing spots, most still are not surfed. At high tide Playa Negra it is an easy wave with a dry hair paddle out. At this tide it is common to see 20-30 surfers out there, many beginners. At low tide it is a slamming barrel over shallow
    reef leading to a ramp section. The paddle out (rock dance) at this tide looks frightening to non-experienced reef break surfers (but is basic). At this tide and especially with a little onshore it is uncommon to see more than a few guys out there.

    Morning winds are light offshore and we are surfing the beachbreaks (some of the best in the world) with plenty of perfect peaks to choose from.The beachbreaks only work with favorable wind conditions so we tend to focus on these spots when the wind is good (AM hours). Marbella faces south so is open to a lot of swell and wind making it the most fickle spot on the coast, but when it's on it's ON. It get's crowded but there are a lot of peaks to choose from. There are a couple other beachbreaks that are rarely surfed besides by us, people just don't know about them.

    Every variance in swell angle opens new possibilities in where we will surf....we have reef breaks for every swell angle and condition- from a wave very similar to Playa Negra (never seen more that 6 guys out there) to outer reefs reminiscent of the Eastside of Oahu, to a perfect right left reef setup that comes to life when the swell is too south for Negra (5 minutes away). It seems every nook and cranny of this coast has a perfect wave and we have all the swell/wind/tide angle formulas worked out so far. Of our 17 spots only 4 get crowded.

    Witches Rock, Ollies Point, Labyrinth and a couple other mysto spots are a couple hours up the coast located in Santa Rosa national park. I have the best captain and his two boats available when we make the call. There are now limited park passes available and our captain has most of them pre-purchased.

    For young aspiring surfers this will be a course on how to shoot with a professional photographer. I will be utilizing football coach style diagrams on a whiteboard to teach kids how to shoot with a water photographer. Overall pro surfer do's and don'ts regarding shooting will be broken down and worked on every day. Everything will be captured by our staff videographer.

    We will have accredited yoga instructors on hand and strength and conditioning coaches available. We suggest using downtime to relax and stretch for the upcoming sessions. For a party type surf trip this is not a good option, we are based around maximizing the surfers time here to generate maximum results (waves ridden and photos/video captured). That being said we do have a house DJ for our big last night celebration.

    Our food will be healthy and high protein, focusing on nutritional balance and proper food combining utilizing fresh regional ingredients catering to meat eaters and vegetarians alike.