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In Memory of Buttons Kaluhiokalani -
Buttons Kaluhiokalani is commonly known as the father of modern day surfing but he was a Father and a grandfather too his children as well as anyone who needed one. "Hau'oli la makukane - Aloha & Onipa'a" - LIKE this page
Undersea Hunter Group is based in Costa Rica and operates dive expeditions on board the live-aboard vessels Undersea Hunter, Sea Hunter, and Argo with the DeepSee Submersible. Since 1990 the company has focused these voyages to the remote Cocos Island, located some 300 nautical miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. These vessels also operates some expeditions to the equally exotic Colombian Island, Malpelo.
Check them out on facebook -
Under Sea Hunter (See travel section for more on this company)
Jaguar Rescue Center is a non profit animal rescue center (Facebook) in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica, specializing in orphaned & injured jungle babies like monkeys and sloths. They give two guided tours everyday except Sunday.
If you are an Expat in Costa Rica you will want to join this group: "
Buy Sell Costa Rica Expats: Gringos, Canadians, Europeans"
Community Carbon Trees - they are always hard at work saving Costa Rica's jungles through their reforesting program
Photos from the first day of the Circuito Creatures Pro in Tamarindo by Surfing Nation Magazine on
The Robert August Surf and Turf Charity Challenge has their Facebook event page live here.
Dan Jenkins, Jr. has been capturing the top surf talent in Costa Rica for years. Check his
Facebook page for the latest pics.
And covering the Caribbean during the last big swell, check out the galleries by Esteban Delgado on Facebook.
And to see the latest surf photos by Marta Castro from Puerto Viejo, visit Tequila's page on
The next world champ - Serena Nava - she rips!! Check out her athlete page on
Do you need a job in Costa Rica. Uvita 360 is hiring! Check their
Facebook page for details.
Check out the 2014 Costa Rica Surfing Awards event on their
For cool souvenirs and local tour offerings in Dominical, check out Deep Forest on
To catch the best photography in Santa Teresa, visit the Facebook page of Carlos Palacios
Check the results and photos from the 3rd stop of the Puerto Viejo Open Pro on the
Don't forget the Costa Rica Surfing Awards taking place on December 17th. Check their event page on Facebook.
Better than a video, it's the new Surfos Magazine, digitally available on
Carlos Palacios is posting some amazing surf photography on Facebook. Get your daily dose of Santa Teresa perfection here.
If you need to go on a fun, relaxing, surf filled trip to Santa Teresa, check out
Pura Vida Adventures Facebook page for inspiration.
Photos from the ACOS Kids Surf Contest held in Pavones last month on
For a good laugh, check out the REGGAE SHARK music video on Facebook.
Avellanas Surf Photos has some great shots of local and visiting surf talents on Facebook.
Local Puerto Viejo legend Tequila Schieber has been scoring nearly empty waves on the Caribe coast.
Salvemonos had an amazing fundraiser to help the howler monkeys on the Nicoya Peninsula. See photos from the event on their
Tuanix magazine focuses on Costa Rica action sports has a great shot of CRsurf team rider Jossue Venegas. Check it on Facebook
Good luck to
as he heads to France and then back to California for the Hurley Pro Carlos Muñoz
Check out this video of Cali and friends on YouTube put out by Surfing Republica
The Ministry of Health has created this unique page on
Facebook to help fight the outbreak Dengue
The Facebook page of one of my favorite surfers on the CNS and a friend -
Jair Perez - who recently volunteered to plant trees in Playa Hermosa with Costas Verdes.
Follow their achievements of the
Quepos Bodyboarding Team on Facebook.
Visit Del Mar Surf Camp's
Facebook page to see their student's learn to surf in paradise.
Check out S Surfboards Limon on
Facebook for some Caribbean style sticks
Leon Glatzer from Pavones has a new Facebook page showcasing his talent.
Visit it here.
Check out the photos from the 4th SUP Event held in Bahia Ballena on
Read the Second Issue of Nosara Shack's digital magazine on
Check out photos from Day 1 of the Copa Fox in Jaco on Federacion de Surf's Facebook page
Check the photos from the Circuito Guanacasteco final contest in Playa Negra on Facebook
Check out Day 1 of the Copa Unit, held in some giant Santa Teresa surf, photos by
Surfing Nations Magazine
Our friends at Uvity 360 Tours have partnered with Pack for a Purpose to bring gifts to families in Ballena. Check their page on Facebook. They also have a cool intro video on You Tube
My new favorite Latina singer, Danay Suarez, on
Facebook (she is like the Lauryn Hill of Cuba)
If you like Reggae Music, check out these downloads from Malfred (from Tanzania!) on
A favorite Costa Rica surf photographer, check out Esteban Delgado's latest videos on his Facebook page.
Planned development at Pavones may put wave access in jeopardy. Find out more here on
The Inertia - publishing intelligent surf journalism features how Coco Ho stays in surfing shape on Facebook
Surfing Nations Magazine shared their photos from the 2nd Surftech SUP tour date in Tamarindo on Facebook.
Check out the photos from the Circuito Guanacasteco contest in Marbella from
Surfing Nations Magazine on Facebook.
Thank you to
Lime Coral Clothing for sponsoring the Caribbean Classic and the next generation of Costa Rican surfers.
La Ponderosa Pavones is hosting yoga retreats in February. Check out their Facebook page for details.
If you are looking for daily photos of the Caribe coast, check PuraLifePhotography on
See photos here from the second contest of the Circuito Guanacasteco on
FACEBOOK thanks to Surfing Nations Magazine.
A picture perfect Costa Rica Surf Trip photo album by yours truly. See how I roll, on Facebook.
Alvaro Solano was just featured on Teletica for his crossing of the Gulf of Nicoya.
MarViva is a Costa Rica environmental group that is helping to protect our oceans.
Camelo Bikinis will be hosting a bodyboarding day on September 22nd in Jacó, calle Hidalgo.
Great Facebook page for Pavones with lots of photos and video by
Check out some top Costa Rica surf shots by pro photographer Fabian Sanchez on
Surfing Nation Magazine's Facebook page.
Please join the
facebook group END WILDLIFE ELECTROCUTIONS IN COSTA RICA, and sign the petition here.
Check out Photos on Facebook from the Quiksilver Cup, shot by Alfred Barquero -
The Robert August Surf and Turf Event raised over $25,000 for CEPIA, a non-profit helping kids living near Tamarindo. See pics from their fundraisers on their Facebook Event page.
The Volcano Brewing Lodge is going to having food and drink specials throughout Semana Santa.
Find out the details on their
Vea el mundo de Esteban Delgado - fotografo professional - en Facebook.
Las Tortugas Hotel: "Yei and Brittany hosted Big Tony and the Volcom crew at the Taco Star this weekend. The party was a big success with international and local stars and fun was had by all. The hotel's local BarBQ star, Sandra, (wo)manned the grill. Some enjoyed the great surf and everyone enjoyed the free beer and food. Tony made sure everyone felt welcome." Check out the pictures on the Facebook.
H2OGoSouth is our new surf reporter for Witchs Rock, here is their
Some more great shots on Facebook from the Caribbean Circuito event in Playa Cocles by
Adrenaline Rush CR.
Photos by Alfredo Baquero from the Lime Coral Caribbean Pro last weekend on
If you are chilly, this
Facebook page will heat you up quickly, muchas chicas bellas!
IseeItravel is the media group working on the video documentary for the Osa Peninsula - 2.5%
Our friend Salsiboy is hosting another contest in Playa Hermosa. Check him out on
Awesome idea!! Puerto Viejo Ride Share on Facebook , if you need a ride to the Caribbean side. The National Lifeguard Association of Costa Rica has instructions showing what to do in case of an earthquake on
Movie Night Invite from Villas Rio Mar in Dominical on
Monocafe Skimboards has pics from the latest Skim Jam in Playa Prieta on Facebook
Maki Style Surf Photo sessions in Pavones and on
If you are against oil drilling, here is your
Facebook page. Every vote counts - don't forget it!
Waves Costa Rica is looking for a surf embassador that lives near San Jose, CR. Check their flyer for details on Facebook.
Photos from the ISA World Masters contest in Nicaragua - by Matos Films on
Christian Surfers Tamarindo Facebook page - check out the contest this weekend!
Bomber Eyewear posted a gallery of the
2012 Hermosa Pro by Camacho Productions on Facebook
Inspiring Surf Artist Heather Brown on Facebook
Costa Rica history in photos. El Caribe tambien -
Fotografias antiguas de Costa Rica on Facebook
If you like the Surf and Reggae lifestyle in Costa Rica, check out the
Sobre Las Olas Facebook page
If you need some Pavones threads, visit Latin Attitude's Facebook page
Nosara Shack has posted a great album from the recent local contest in Playa Guiones on
Nosara Surf Team on
The Playa Cocles Lifeguard Program is on Facebook
ARCAE (Asociacion Red Costarricense para el Ambiente y Educacion) is on Facebook
And to save your body, mind, and spirit, visit Horizon Yoga Center in Santa Teresa on
On Facebook, check out profressional Tico photographer -
With a perfect 10 in his last four contests, now may be the time to join the Carlos Munoz
Facebook fan page.
Check out the
Isla del Coco Facebook page, working to save our oceans from over fishing and pollution
And if you want to learn more about how to protect our planet, check out ECOVIDA's Facebook page (in Spanish)
Protecting your surf breaks, especially the special ones like Pavones -
Save The Waves on Facebook
Visit the Facebook page of the Asociacion de Surf MalPais for updates on their January contest
If you are against oil drilling, Hands Across the Sand's
Facebook page has the facts to back you up.
Still looking for a last minute gift? How about a new Carton Surfboard, here on
Waves Costa Rica Surf School and Adventures - in Tamarindo and on Facebook
Island Hoppers is a surf travel television series that visits the islands of the Caribbean. Visit their
The Costa Rica Tourism Institute is giving away 100 trips to Costa Rica. Sign up to win on Facebook!
Read about Andrea Diaz's account of her experience at the ISA World Masters Surf Championships in El Salvador on
Villas Rio Mar photo contest on Facebook. Post a photo and get the most likes to win two nights free plus a 50% discount on food during your stay.
The official Facebook event page for the 1st Annual
Costa Rica Skim Jam - Sept. 25th in Playa Hermosa
Win a free stay at Vista de Olas in Mal Pais, just send in a photo for their contest on
Another beautiful place to stay, Villas Rio Mar, will be on Destinos TV on 9/17 at 1 p.m. on Channel 7 - Teletica
Our friend Graham at Nosara Shack keeps posting great photos on
So does Justin Gillis and Rafa Sandoval ~ isn't Facebook awesome?
Costa Rica SkimFest 2011 - in September - vote for the location on their Facebook Group
Sea turtles in the Osa Peninsula need your help!
Sea turtle nesting season is here and we need your help to ensure the survival of these critically endangered animals! With one modest donation, you can help tag, monitor and track a turtle, enabling us to better protect them through science and educational outreach. With your help, we can reach our goal of $4,000! Follow this
Facebook link to donate and spread the word.
If you are going to Costa Rica to skimboard, check out the
Skim CR Facebook page first.
Costa Rica Surf Institute have been posting surf videos from Tamarindo on their
Ace surf photographer Tony Roberts let me know the new REVISTA SURF is out!
Dominical Lifeguards hosting a surf and lifeguard contest on April 22nd!
Facebook or Flyer
Camping Treehouse Gardens in Nosara on Facebook - location of the 4/20 Skate contest!
Nasional Skateboards on Facebook, supporting the Pavones Bowl Contest on April 17th
Some AMAZING SURF SHOTS from the Quiksilver Cup last weekend, thanks to
Nosara Shack on Facebook
Joel Harper's book that teaches kids why it's important not to litter -
All the Way to the Ocean - is going to be made into an animated movie! Guest voices include Laird Hamilton and Kelly Slater.
Totem Hotel in Playa Cocles has some great pics shared from recent travelers on Facebook
Thanks to Tiger for posting a link to our favorite Lowtide Lounge in Esterillos on
You can see other videos and posts by WipeOut Films here on their
Tamarindo Recycles is on Facebook, so you can see what's on their eco-calendar every month.
Extended Facebook video of the Reef Latin Pro contest back in December in Santa Teresa by
Mor Surf Videos
Safari Surf School had a local surf contest this weekend, and Nosara Shack put a few photos on Facebook
Skimboard Festival in Punta Leona - Event posted on Facebook for January 16th
Facebook invite for the Reef Classic Pro in Santa Teresa on Dec. 6th-8th
Facebook invite for the 2nd Anniversary Jungle Fever party at the Adelante Restaurant south of Uvita
Find out when's the next Santa Teresa Surf Contests on
Check out the Costa Rica Reef Classic Event on
Facebook and see the World Miss Reef Final on YouTube
Gilbert Brown's Caribe Restaurant in Jaco now has its own
For a daily photo surf report from Nosara, why not link up with Nosara Shack's
Villas Rio Mar in Dominical helps to keep their beach clean by organizing monthly cleanups.
You care about your oceans, waves, and beaches? Join
Surfrider on Facebook.
Federacion de Surf de Costa Rica's
Nosara Shack - daily vids, photos, and reports from Nosara on Facebook
Playa Esterillos Community Info Site & Blog on Facebook
El Point 911 Reporte de Surf -
Radio Dos surf report on Facebook
Highlights from the 2009 ISA World Surfing Games in Playa Hermosa -
Wipeout Films - on Facebook
Photo Album by MPAZ on Facebook from the 2010 Luz de Vida Challenge in Santa Teresa
Carton Surfboards on Facebook - always posting the latest surf contest news
See all the fun happening at Witchs Rock Surf Camp on
Join Hands Across the Sand on June 26th to protest offshore oil drilling.
Click for worldwide locations.
Dominical is trying to fight crime by sharing information on criminal activity, check them out on
Our new sponsors - Del Mar Surf Camp - has a great
Facebook Event - Sign up and pledge not to buy BP gas until they pay to clean up the spill in the Gulf.
Sky Truth Blog - To get facts on the Gulf spill, not what is 'leaked' by BP to the media. 26,500 barrels/day?
Still a favorite.. Daily Surf Pics from
Dominical Photos on Facebook
Team Surf Contest in Santa Teresa on May 8th - $150 in prizes -
Poster on Facebook
Check out Fabian Sanchez's Best photos from the CNS contest in Santa Teresa -
Dje Surf Photos for cool surf shots from Santa Teresa on Facebook
Are you going to the Quiksilver Cup in Santa Teresa this weekend?
Sign up for the event on Luz de Vida's Facebook page.
Join the Pretoma.org
The CNS on
Facebook photos of
Cabinas La Ponderosa on
Rich Coast Diving showcases some of Carlos Hiller's Underwater Art on Facebook.
Daily surf photos of Dominical by
Rancho Tortuga Photography
Que Nivel in Dominical, with lots of photos of the area
Tropical Adventures on
Facebook is raising funds to build a school on the Caribbean.
See pics from the
Witchs Rock Surf Camp Christmas Party on Facebook.
Safari Surf School's
See the newest creations from
Carton Surfboards on Facebook.
Corazones Unidos - helping make Los Pargos - Playa Negra a better place.
Green Iguana Surf Camp on Facebook
Jose's Crocodile River Tour
Blue Surf Sanctuary in Santa Teresa
Good Morning Pavones
Help find Michael Dixon
Surf For Life is a not-for-profit organization designed to connect surfers with community service activities to create impact at an international level. The mission of the organization is to channel the interest and energy of individual surfers into teams that travel internationally to various project sites where they can experience world class waves while serving as hands-on volunteers. They will be in Puerto Viejo in 2010.
Costa Rica Surf Schools on Facebook:
Zopilote Surf Camp, School of the World, Jaco Surf School, Waves CR
Tropical Adventures on
You Tube and Facebook
Tamarindo Film Festival 2010 -
School of the World in Jaco has a Facebook page with their student's
Project AWARE Facebook page - Divers Conserving Underwater Environment
Facebook page for
Amigos de Costa Rica
Surfos Magazine on Facebook
Myspace Group for
Surfing in Costa Rica - led by Jack of Third World Productions
Allan Weisbecker - love him or hate him, he's still a good writer
Blue Surf Sanctuary in Santa Teresa
Turtle Beach Lodge in Tortuguero
Safari Surf School and Blue Surf Sanctuary -
EcoTicos - Researching Sustainable Development of Terraba Sierpe Mangroves on the Osa Peninsula
Call for Love - Clothing company with intentions of improving lives
Agua Azul - Surf Charters in Nosara
Sharkwater - Watch to see why Sharks are an important part of our ecosystem and need to be protected.
Chronicle - Reggae Band booking gigs around the world - Big up!!
Surf and Snow Mag - My favorite online mag for Women's Surfing and Snowboarding
Allan Weisbecker - Yes, even the Cosmic Bandito has his own MySpace page
Shaka Surf Camp - All inclusive jungle surf camp in Playa Hermosa (north of Santa Teresa and Mal Pais)
Spanish for Success - Friend Russ helping international travelers with learning Spanish in Costa Rica
Bob Marley's Myspace Page - It IS 4-20 today....
Radio Mal Pais - tunes for the southern Nicoya
Reciclar Hermosa - a grass-roots recycling program benefiting the local community
Imaging Foundation - uses images and media to educate, IMPACT, and call us all to action. It's your ocean!