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Created On: 06/07/2018 05:15 PM
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 06/07/2018 05:15 PM
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Lunchmeat

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50th is in September and coming quick so I need to figure out where to go. Safe place with fun surf for me and the GF. Costa is at top of list right now. I went to Tamarindo about 10 years ago and caught only small surf, so considering another location central or south. Nica and Mexico are out. I go to PR all the time and will again this winter. Looking like Costa will be it as airfare to San Jose is pretty reasonable right now.
If guys could go somewhere in late September where would you go?
 06/07/2018 05:30 PM
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freesurfs

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hard to beat Costa again for many reasons.
doubt flat for you in September - major SW swells then

Otherwise - Hawaii can be fun September and not crowded

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 06/07/2018 05:51 PM
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Lunchmeat

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Hawaii is def out with airfare and flight time. I'm lucky enough to have been there twice already although only got to surf one of those trips. I've never been to Hermosa area and kinda have a bad image in my head from what I've read over the years but could pleasantly surprised once there. A big swell there would certainly humble me as well as I see the place can be pretty heavy at times. I'm a goofy foot and a left point break would be a dream come true as would be catching Pavones on a good swell, but being with the GF instead of a group of wave hungry surfers could make the long trip getting there a nightmare and I believe that place is pretty fickle as well? IDK, I need to figure it out soon. Thanks
 06/07/2018 06:12 PM
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GREG

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Send me a PM and I can help plan your Costa Rica trip - hotel, car rental, tours, and surfboard rentals if needed. September can be hit or miss in the northern part of the country, but in the southern Pacific there are consistent spots. You also can wait to make reservations until a week before your trip so you will have a better idea of what the swell is going to do.

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 06/08/2018 04:53 AM
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LBLarry

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Lunch ..... ^^^^^^^^ this should be your go to guy for honest, current, reliable info on CR

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 06/08/2018 07:35 AM
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Lunchmeat

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Copy that, PM sent. Thanks!
 06/08/2018 09:24 AM
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Kimo63

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Have fun, Greg will get you set up nice. I had a blast in Nosara for my 50th.Even did a fishing trip to add some flavor to the trip .
 06/08/2018 11:04 AM
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johnnyboy

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SANTA TERESA MALPAIS. For both you and the hen.

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 06/08/2018 11:55 AM
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Greensleeves

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Lunch yeah be flexible in CR, like if Tamarindo is small it's probably perfect size at Slamosa.

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 06/08/2018 01:21 PM
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freesurfs

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Lol... slamosa
Def right about that!!!

Greg def a good resource

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 06/08/2018 02:35 PM
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pumphouse

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johhnyboy is sold on Santa Teresa, he does not know the hidden gems of the Nosara area yet, and I am going to keep it that way.

With that said go to Nosara!

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 06/08/2018 02:44 PM
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dingpatch

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Just keep it simple and go to the surf park in Austin, TX.
 06/08/2018 03:31 PM
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LBLarry

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Nosara a "hidden" gem ?!?!?!?!?

lol ... seriously. It was unknown in the 80's and early 90's,....... but now? Hardly. There are franchise real estate agency's, restaurants you need a reservation for, a place to rent a loud, obnoxious, dust cloud creating f-ing 4 wheeler!! and petty crime is off the richter scale these days.

Sadly, Nosara has been sucked into the same downward crap spiral that killed Hermosa and Tamarindo. Everybody that I knew that owned land / lived there has sold and moved the hell out. Makes me sad.

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 06/08/2018 06:51 PM
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pumphouse

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i was talking about the hidden gem breaks of Nosara area. Wasnt talking about it being a hidden gem itself, yes it is far from that.
But also it is not a Tamarindo, not even close.

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 06/09/2018 04:53 PM
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Lunchmeat

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Greg I emailed you this morning.
 06/09/2018 06:28 PM
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pompano

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bring a raincoat.

 06/09/2018 06:38 PM
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Lunchmeat

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Oh yea already put aside
 06/10/2018 05:14 AM
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dropsolo

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I was thinking the same thing pompano. Can be a fun time but bring a raincoat. And double check before driving across rivers. (More river crossings in the north).

What ever happened to Jamaica? A while back there was a guy on here posting daily reports and "come down to Jamaica"

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 06/10/2018 03:23 PM
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pompano

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The last few years have been odd down there weatherwise.  I just returned from what I considered a normal week in early May.  As far as September, I've been through worse wet stretches in July, and even one year in early December.  I still keep going back though.  Great choice for your birthday.  hope you catch waves and fish.

 06/10/2018 07:18 PM
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Lunchmeat

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Thanks, I do too!
Looks like I'm either going to stay at Backyards or at one of the bungalows down the
road unless something
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