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Costa Rican surfing has, at times, become a victim of its own success. Once sleepy and undeveloped towns have quickly turned into major population centers complete with every modern convenience and every modern scourge. One of the most attractive and spectacular allures of traveling to surf (especially so in Costa Rica) is the idea that one can find a spectacular location that is completely different than what is at home. It’s for this intrinsic desire to surf and enjoy the locations which others consider too far, too inaccessible or too inhospitable, that we scout new locations and explore the beaches where it’s still all about just enjoying the waves.
Even though Costa Rica is a very popular destination, there are still locations that do not see a lot of tourist visits and remain the secret of locals and expats alike. One of these locations certainly has to be Pavones. Located at the southern tip of Costa Rica, below the Osa peninsula, this secluded location has some famed surf as well as charming beaches that make it a perfect location for a surf course. In fact, we have made it a part of our Water and Wave course for this fall.
Program Director Trey recently headed down to Pavones along with instructors Sean and Britten in order to finalize plans for how courses would run at this location, as well as get some surfing in. Take a look below at some of the pictures they were able to snag while on the scouting mission.
Interested in joining us for a surf adventure? Learn more about our Surf Intensive courses offered this summer by clicking here!