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(04-18-2012 05:10 PM)Willy Wrote:  Wow I'm late to this party. Surfing is a life choice transcending all else. Fortunately lots of other great things come with it. Spent a couple of years in Costa Rica. If you're new anything less than a solid year of surfing will still have you ranked a beginner. That's the appeal though -tough to master.

If I were you I'd book a trip with Witches Rock Surf Camp. Tamarindo is a cool party town and the surf resort is great even if you're going Dolo. Take lessons and flirt with the broads trying to learn.

Surfing Avellana DOH, Ollies OH+ and finding Labarinto on a rumor are memories seared into my mind forever. Although my last trip to the garden island is fighting for space.

Glad I searched surfing on here and found this. I found this Witches Rock Surf Camp browsing online. They are offering free room and board from OCT-NOV, you still have to pay like $600USD for the surf school but its cheaper then when you have to pay for everything. Apparently OCT-NOV are the "green" months in Costa Rica where it has the potential to rain a lot. The school sounds legit tho, I'm gonna book a week there around the first of Oct.

Anyone else have any info about this school or town? I'm trying to find a short term rental there but everything on Airbnb is pretty pricey. Seems like Oct-Nov things would be cheaper since its pretty much off season there...

I would have thought this thread would have more posters. Seems like surfing beautiful exotic locations and banging beautiful exotic girls would be a popular discussion amongst men of our lifestyle.

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(08-29-2014 10:23 AM)Cr33pin Wrote:  
(04-18-2012 05:10 PM)Willy Wrote:  Wow I'm late to this party. Surfing is a life choice transcending all else. Fortunately lots of other great things come with it. Spent a couple of years in Costa Rica. If you're new anything less than a solid year of surfing will still have you ranked a beginner. That's the appeal though -tough to master.

If I were you I'd book a trip with Witches Rock Surf Camp. Tamarindo is a cool party town and the surf resort is great even if you're going Dolo. Take lessons and flirt with the broads trying to learn.

Surfing Avellana DOH, Ollies OH+ and finding Labarinto on a rumor are memories seared into my mind forever. Although my last trip to the garden island is fighting for space.

Glad I searched surfing on here and found this. I found this Witches Rock Surf Camp browsing online. They are offering free room and board from OCT-NOV, you still have to pay like $600USD for the surf school but its cheaper then when you have to pay for everything. Apparently OCT-NOV are the "green" months in Costa Rica where it has the potential to rain a lot. The school sounds legit tho, I'm gonna book a week there around the first of Oct.

Anyone else have any info about this school or town? I'm trying to find a short term rental there but everything on Airbnb is pretty pricey. Seems like Oct-Nov things would be cheaper since its pretty much off season there...

I would have thought this thread would have more posters. Seems like surfing beautiful exotic locations and banging beautiful exotic girls would be a popular discussion amongst men of our lifestyle.

Feel free to divulge all the info you come across.

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Here is the link to the Witch's Rock Surf Camp http://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/
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(08-29-2014 10:23 AM)Cr33pin Wrote:  Glad I searched surfing on here and found this. I found this Witches Rock Surf Camp browsing online. They are offering free room and board from OCT-NOV, you still have to pay like $600USD for the surf school but its cheaper then when you have to pay for everything. Apparently OCT-NOV are the "green" months in Costa Rica where it has the potential to rain a lot. The school sounds legit tho, I'm gonna book a week there around the first of Oct.

Anyone else have any info about this school or town? I'm trying to find a short term rental there but everything on Airbnb is pretty pricey. Seems like Oct-Nov things would be cheaper since its pretty much off season there...

I would have thought this thread would have more posters. Seems like surfing beautiful exotic locations and banging beautiful exotic girls would be a popular discussion amongst men of our lifestyle.

ill explain why its not all paradise
-Surfing takes a long time to get good at which means you will have to spend a significant amount of time at:
a) Good spots in nice locations that will be packed, making it hard to surf, even more so for beginners, most such locations will be total sausage fests minus all the unfit people and betas.
b) Good remote spot that you can enjoy to yourself will have zero women
-dont know what you mean by exotic girls, most surf spots getting close to equator are not known for attractive locals. They are known for being conservative. Regarding other tourist chicks read a and b
- Few places are surfable more than a few times a week, and then you still have to deal with a and b
Its still a really fun sport, there is a reason people put up with all the shit (waking up 4 am, surfing in -30C weather, going to a remote place with no pussy, wipeouts/hold downs/paddling out and eating shit) but its not just check into hotel, go to beach and shred for a couple hours, then go to bar and pick up a chick.
A lot of places in Central America will have american surfers living there that are happy to give lessons, I think that's something you should consider as well, gives you more mobility to travel. Hope my post helps you understand why some people dont get sold on surfing/travelling/bitches. Become a pro then you can have the cake and eat it I guess.

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I've been on surfing trips to Costa Rica twice (one time of which Tamarindo, and I hanged out at the Witches Rock a couple nights).

Where I learned it was in France, I've been there a couple of weeks also.

Can't wait to do more surfing, and Costa Rica is great to learn how to surf.
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There's a really cool surf place in Mal Pais called the Mal Pais surf camp that has varying levels of accommodations. Check it out of you are near there.
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If anyone is heading down to Costa to surf you can PM me and I'll let you know about some of the good spots I've surfed.

Also, if I were going down to learn to surf, or just wanted to try it out, check out the boards the place teaching you offers. You'd be better off renting a real longboard from a local surfer than getting stuck on some giant soft foam top longboard. Anyone can ride the latter ones and they are absolutely terrible. It will probably take a few weeks of hardcore surf sessions before you learn how to turn the board.

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http://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-40133.html

Is RAIN in SEPTEMBER going to be an issue for some of the following locations.. to LEARN SURFING? Which places would have issues/ and which wont?

(09-06-2014 10:48 PM)xmlenigma Wrote:  Where? 2/3 or 4 wk (mid Sept '14) in Central America/ Caribbean w reliable internet?

I've got a gig where I need to do calls and web ex conferences. I'd have to put up between Central Time or East of it a little bit will do too.

Dont really care for it to be fancy. Clean and minimal / spartan is fine with me.

I need an apartment / room that where the Internet & Phone (land line of owner or Cell SIM card) will not fail. 3G SIM for Phone/ USB modem at good price would be a great BONUS.

Another plus will be availability of veg food or ability to self cook (kitchen).

As a BONUS: If this time of Sept is conducive to learning surfing there, then that would be great.

Plus: No Habla Espanol so a safe area would be nice.

Please suggest cities/ countries that could work for this and what PRICE range would apartments/ rooms be (if you have any experience with it).

SkyScanner price samples I have hit places with ticket price in increasing order from US:

Having done research of the Surfing threads and Web articles on surfing it seems to point to some of the ones that are bolded. Although someone said that Sept it rains like hell so not a good time to LEARN surfing.

Dominican Republic
Mexico

Haiti
El Salvador

Panama
Canada XXX
Bahamas
Jamaica
Bermuda
Costa Rica
Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
St Maarten
Honduras
Nicaragua
Colombia
Aruba
Barbados
Guatemala
Peru

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I will be in Tamarindo for the month of October if anyone wants to meet up and surf or game just let me know.

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(09-08-2014 05:10 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  I will be in Tamarindo for the month of October if anyone wants to meet up and surf or game just let me know.

I intend to learn surfing. Are you getting an apartment? Apt share?

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(09-11-2014 09:03 PM)xmlenigma Wrote:  
(09-08-2014 05:10 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  I will be in Tamarindo for the month of October if anyone wants to meet up and surf or game just let me know.

I intend to learn surfing. Are you getting an apartment? Apt share?
Thats my plan as well. I found a Surf camp on couchsurfing.com
Its $20 a night I am just gonna stay the whole month so the rent will end up being like $600 which isn't that bad really compared to what I saw on Airbnb.

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(09-11-2014 09:39 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  
(09-11-2014 09:03 PM)xmlenigma Wrote:  
(09-08-2014 05:10 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  I will be in Tamarindo for the month of October if anyone wants to meet up and surf or game just let me know.

I intend to learn surfing. Are you getting an apartment? Apt share?
Thats my plan as well. I found a Surf camp on couchsurfing.com
Its $20 a night I am just gonna stay the whole month so the rent will end up being like $600 which isn't that bad really compared to what I saw on Airbnb.

Share/ PM the link/ info please. Thanks.

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I intend to try surfing here in Taiwan before the year ends. I will try to find some good spots and deals, and post some data on it. Smile
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(09-18-2014 04:19 AM)FretDancer Wrote:  I intend to try surfing here in Taiwan before the year ends. I will try to find some good spots and deals, and post some data on it. Smile
A buddy of mine lives out there and I see him posting surfing pics on facebook sometimes. I was supposed to go to Taiwan and visit him when I was in China but a week before I was supposed to fly to Taiwan I emailed him to make sure everything was still straight and he said "I got a divorce and flew back to the USA" It worked out good though cause thats when I said fuck it and went to the Philippines. He is back in Taiwan now with a new Taiwanese wife... and 3 kids from his old one.

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(09-18-2014 09:18 AM)Cr33pin Wrote:  
(09-18-2014 04:19 AM)FretDancer Wrote:  I intend to try surfing here in Taiwan before the year ends. I will try to find some good spots and deals, and post some data on it. Smile
A buddy of mine lives out there and I see him posting surfing pics on facebook sometimes. I was supposed to go to Taiwan and visit him when I was in China but a week before I was supposed to fly to Taiwan I emailed him to make sure everything was still straight and he said "I got a divorce and flew back to the USA" It worked out good though cause thats when I said fuck it and went to the Philippines. He is back in Taiwan now with a new Taiwanese wife... and 3 kids from his old one.

Wow that's crazy. Any idea where he did his surfing here? Recommendations?
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(09-18-2014 10:49 AM)FretDancer Wrote:  Wow that's crazy. Any idea where he did his surfing here? Recommendations?

He lives in Taipei so I am assuming its not real far from there on the Northern tip of the island. The beaches in the pics don't really look like tropical paradises like Costa Rica or Hawaii or anything. I will hit him up on facebook and see what he knows about the surfing scene there.

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I'll be frank you'll likely have to move to somewhere where you can have steady access to decent waves. It can take a month just to get in the type of phsycial shape that a few hours of paddling requires. "Paddle Fitness" it's often called. Then learning the actual activity can take a while.

The other thing is the sport doesn't have a come one come all culture so as a "kook" you'll likely feel like an outsider for some time until your skill improves. Not everyone feels this way and its a wide scale that I personally think varies with age, but it still something to keep in mind. Theres only so many good waves to be had a given time so it breeds this more surfers = less fun type of attidue at places.

If you have actual surfer friends this will help tremedously as they can help you avoid faux pauxs, and make you feel more at ease as you learn.

The surf camp likely wont' have this type of vibe so it could be a good start. However, 1 week isn't going to cut it.
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I'm glad to see others here are into surfing.


I started surfing about 6 weeks ago, and I absolutely love it. I rode my first few waves yesterday after weeks of getting my ass kicked. I'm considering buying a board (up till now I've just been using a friends foam board).


It really is an incredibly fun and challenging activity. I encourage more RVFer's to pick it up, provided there's a beach nearby. Down here in SoCal El Nino has the waters at a very warm 76 degrees, and it's likely to stay that way until about December. Surfing chicks are in decent shape at worst (lots of butterfaces) but some of them are smoking hot.

I'd love to hear some more input on this topic from others here.
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How is wind surfing compared to ordinary surfing in terms of how fun it is?
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(12-07-2010 04:14 PM)FretDancer Wrote:  How many people here surf? I've never surfing in my life but recently I've been having this urge to learn and give it a try. I wanna incorporate surfing into my lifestyle. I'm not currently planning on taking it to a competitive level, but who knows maybe in the future I might.

Right now I just want to learn, and feel how it's like.

I'd like to hear responses from people who surf and just love it. Also I'd like recomendations on places near Central America where I can begin to learn.

I have quite some experience surfing and it is great. I learned it in Southwest France, and mostly in Costa Rica.

Tamarindo is perfect to learn how to surf.
For Costa Rica, I would learn at the Pacific Coast (Santa Teresa could be good, but Tamarindo is just very good in terms of learning how to surf, and functions as a surfing hub.

When would you like to go, as in what time of the year? This is important obviously in selecting a destination.
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I surf a lot in California but even after years I still suck at it
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(09-26-2015 09:55 AM)Sonoma Wrote:  I surf a lot in California but even after years I still suck at it

Northern or southern cali? I've been hitting up Huntington Pier lately.
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I did some surfing in Bali and went for a week on a surfcamp in Portugal. I thought it would just be fine but I found out you need to keep doing it in order to be any good. I lost most of my skills after a few months not surfing. Will try to pick it up in Sri Lanka next year again, anybody been there?
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