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Topic Title: Quick Business trip to Costa Rica
Topic Summary: Buying a board, best shops?
Created On: 08/10/2017 10:57 AM
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 08/10/2017 10:57 AM
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frothing321

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Taking a 4 day trip to Costa Rica, will be in the Jaco/Playa Hermosa area. Instead of bringing a board Im thinking of buying one down there Waves are supposed to be macking so I'll be looking for a big wave board in OK shape, will probably end up breaking it in overhead macking hermosa.

Could anyone recommend best surf shops in that area/ best place to grab a board?

Probably gonna buy one the night i fly in and possibly pack my boarbag and bring it back, or give it to a local (or break it in half, hopefully, on an overhead bomb)

Thanks for any info!

-Frothy

 08/10/2017 12:36 PM
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johnnyboy

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You will find what you need in Jaco. There are a few in town with tons of boards. You might want to ask them if they will buy a board from you and see what they will pay. The idea is that you want to buy the board and sell it back, which in theory should be cheaper than renting.

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 08/10/2017 12:38 PM
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Bobby B

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Check out Carton or Chuck's WOW. Have bought and sold back to both. Good selections also.
 08/10/2017 02:35 PM
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sharkey

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Agree on Carton. Had a good experience with him.

Buddy broke his board, bought one there agreeing it would be bought back at a set price, met us there after hours at the appointed time for the exchange of board and cash.

 08/10/2017 02:41 PM
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Kimo63

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Swell looks to hit Sunday , double over head , then hold into mid week. Take care and have fun. have a look at Boca Barranca on Monday when the beach maxs out , the swell angle is a good one for this place

Edited: 08/10/2017 at 02:49 PM by Kimo63
 08/10/2017 05:48 PM
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pompano

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you may as well pass up Hermosa.  Boca Barranca, or some other not so popular spots will be worth it. Even Caldera's little boca will be punchy.

 08/10/2017 06:53 PM
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EOC

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Second to Cartons.. But as said, skip Playa hermosa especially if it's going to be that big.
 08/10/2017 08:06 PM
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RegularJoe

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If you do wind up surfing DOH Hermosa, make sure you get or take a good leash!
 08/10/2017 08:39 PM
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frothing321

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thanks for the recommendations on the shops!

and as far as the swell height it should be good, swell direction is SSW which is favorable, hermosa will handle it especially with hightide itl be blowout barrels.

im frothing.

 08/11/2017 05:07 AM
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johnnyboy

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I should have mentioned carton. He's a good dude to meet anyway.

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 08/11/2017 07:08 AM
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daner

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Sooo.... by business you mean Monkey Business?

Have fun, I'm jealous.

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