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A surf trip through Costa Rica: Surfari!

We started our Costa Rican Surf Safari at the Zopilote Surf Camp at Playa Hermosa. Simon, the owner and passionate surfer, welcomed us in his camp. Since we were all a little jetlagged and out of shape, the first days in Playa Hermosa were perfect. The tourism is not yet so developed there and the people are super friendly. Getting used to the board again and getting in the mood for the upcoming trip - that worked out great in the Zopilote as the first stop.
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Buy a board – what you have to consider!

It was the end of April, a beautiful Monday morning at 6:00am and I was paddling into the line up at Playa Hermosa. A glassy, head-high sunrise session. I had a couple of nice waves and was just paddling out again when I saw this riiiiiiy freak set behind me. The glistening water, constant off-shore wind and... the next thing I know, something hits my rib and it cracks!
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Goodbye angry April, hello lovely rainy season in Costa Rica

When I planned my stay at Zopilote Surfcamp I checked the travel guides for climate and temperature. Dry (&high) season is about to end and the nice cooler rainy season just about to start. But… no one ever writes something about „Angry April“, so let me explain.Driving away from San Jose and towards the pacific […]
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Two weeks at Zopilote Surf Camp

In February 2018 I was in Costa Rica for the first time and immediately fell in love with this beautiful country. In February 2019 I decided to visit Costa Rica again for 5 weeks. As I wanted to learn to surf, some of my friends advised me to visit the Zopilote Surf Camp near Santa […]
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