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Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in Tamarindo

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in Tamarindo

So this Christmas eve we decided to do some stand up padding boarding in Tamarindo with our friends Brian and Amy. To document it we used their kick ass

HD Hero Camera to film the experience.

Attaching the Hero Go Pro Camera

Below is the video of our paddle out to Isle de Capitan that sits in the bay of Tamarindo.

Below are some videos of us sharing our lunch with some resident hermit crabs on the island.

Isle de Capitan, Tamarindo

Isle de Capitan, Tamarindo


Fish Eye Photo Opp

Fish Eye Photo Opp


Brian and Amy

Brian and Amy

Renewing a License in Costa Rica: A Practice in Futility

Renewing a License in Costa Rica: A Practice in Futility

I got to experience the first ring of hell today. The Liberia DMV (MOPT), My day may have started off better if I had I followed my cardinal rule, “START EVERY DAY IN COSTA RICA WITH ZERO EXPECTATIONS ANYTHING WILL GO RIGHT”

My license is up for renewal Jan 26, 2011. Seeing that I’ve let my US license expire it’s extremely important I re-up my license in Costa Rica.

Tamarindo Motorcycle Mechanic : Mauro the Italian

Tamarindo Motorcycle Mechanic : Mauro the Italian

So after a year of living down here I finally was able to purchase my lifelong dream of owning a motorcycle. I got a killer deal on Yamaha 200 R. It’s simple trail bike that does the dirty work of getting me from point A to point B. Picture below:

Yamaha 200 R

Any how I had to put some money into it finally as it’s about 15 years old. I struggled for about 8 – 12 months trying different mechanics to get it operational. Unfortunately, I had no success. I used to have those torturous mornings where it would take me literally 30 minutes to get the bike to turn over. If it sat for longer than 2 weeks there was no way it would turn over with out the help of mechanic.

Bill Johnson Surfboards in Costa Rica : The Lab Surf Company

Bill Johnson Surfboards in Costa Rica : The Lab Surf Company

This Christmas I wanted to get something special for Kristina. She had wanted a new surf board for quite some time. Specifically a Bill Johnson Stealth Quad. Yeah not the easiest surf board to come by down here.

After asking around I was told that The Lab Surf Company right outside of Huacas could help me out.

The Lab Surf Company

The guy who runs it is a super nice Venezuelan, by the name of Eduardo Rojos. Eduardo, pictured below has been down here 5 years selling a variety of boards, mostly Bill Johnson’s and Byrne’s. He also works with a few local shapers that can make any model you desire for much less than what you pay for a name brand.

Villareal, Costa Rica Fiesta / Rodeo 12.18.10

Villareal, Costa Rica Fiesta / Rodeo 12.18.10

The guy riding the bull gets absolutely thrashed. Around 45 seconds. Rumors are he didn’t survive.

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