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Topic Title: Matapalo, Backwash, Pan Dulce
Topic Summary: Who has surfed these spots lately?
Created On: 01/31/2018 09:13 AM
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 02/11/2018 06:06 PM
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GREG

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I just got back from Pavones and scored overhead surf. Well, waist to chest by the wall, but a foot overhead at the river mouth. In the three days, there was only one session where I had the peak at the point to myself. It was early afternoon, the wind was on it, but I scored one wave that went from the south end of the 'river mouth' all the way to the bay. (~300 yards) That wave made the whole trip worth it. The other sessions had 4-8 guys and 1-2 women on each peak along Pavones. I checked another spot before I left, and it looked like longboard and fish heaven with minute plus long rides. Do the recon and then let me know when you want me to help you book a trip down. I found awesome yoga spots, great food and lodging options, too.

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 02/11/2018 06:07 PM
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GREG

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I just got back from Pavones and scored overhead surf. Well, waist to chest by the wall, but a foot overhead at the river mouth. In the three days, there was only one session where I had the peak at the point to myself. It was early afternoon, the wind was on it, but I scored one wave that went from the south end of the 'river mouth' all the way to the bay. (~300 yards) That wave made the whole trip worth it. The other sessions had 4-8 guys and 1-2 women on each peak along Pavones. I checked another spot before I left, and it looked like longboard and fish heaven with minute plus long rides. Do the recon and then let me know when you want me to help you book a trip down. I found awesome yoga spots, great food and lodging options, too.

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http://www.crsurf.com ~ CR Surf Travel Company


http://www.dadecosurf.com ~ South Florida Surf Site


http://www.surfrider.org ~ Find your Surfrider chapter
 02/12/2018 07:05 AM
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tingo

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Dont know whether to kick you in the shin or give you a hug...lol

 

Im in serious need for a surf!!!

 02/12/2018 10:21 AM
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SlimyBritches

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I saw the biggest viper in my like at Pavones. A bushmaster was laying across the road back to town. When I say ACROSS the road, I couldn't tell which end was the biting part until it started moving. They are also known as Matabuey, Ox killer. I talked to a biologist about it. He said the fangs are so long they don't have to inject venom.
 02/12/2018 11:39 AM
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tingo

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last time there surf addict and I saw a squished fer de lance on the road. He was big.

 02/12/2018 12:10 PM
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havanabama

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Yep, I always get the full insurance now. Busted up to many cars over the years down there.

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 02/12/2018 12:12 PM
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havanabama

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Heck two weeks ago when we were driving south on HWY 1 going from Guiones to Jaco, we saw a snake that was almost across the whole road. We started flashing light so hopefully no one would run it over. Later figured out it was a type of corn snake, it was big!

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 02/12/2018 03:44 PM
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RegularJoe

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Corn snake? Probably fattened himself up at Fiesta del Maiz!
 02/12/2018 10:13 PM
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SurfAddict

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Originally posted by: tingo last time there surf addict and I saw a squished fer de lance on the road. He was big.

 

Oh yea, Tingo!  I don't often see a fer de lance, but when I do, I prefer them "squished".

 



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 02/13/2018 06:05 AM
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SlimyBritches

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There's also A Fer du Lance called a Terciopelo. because it looks like it's coated in velvet. I went to El Mundo de Serpientes in the Poas once. They had one in a cage. The guy said a biologist was working there and just had to touch it. It bit her and they had 4 hours to get her to hospital. He also said his granddad got bit a long time ago but didn't automatically cut off the affected limb. He said, "Instead he drank a certain alcohol." I said Guaro? Yep. I told him that while we were camping in Mal Pais my wife was stung by a big scorpion. I put sting pad and tobacco on her. She started saying she couldn't feel her arm. I made her slug down a couple hits, and she was go to go.
 02/14/2018 05:58 AM
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tingo

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Fiesta De Maiz, cool place. Wife used to take me there when we were only dating.

 02/14/2018 07:31 AM
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RegularJoe

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Originally posted by: tingo

Fiesta De Maiz, cool place. Wife used to take me there when we were only dating.



Took my wife there as part of our 10th anniversary trip. Article the photo came from said they've lost a lot of business because of the new road, if I read it correctly.
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