HISTORY AND LEGENDS OF SURFING IN COSTA RICA The background of Surfing in Costa Rica is the guideline for writing this historical summary, from the evolution to the development that surfing has had. La Boca de Barranca and Doña Ana were one of the places where surfing began in Costa Rica. The Vietnam War (50 […]
MARIO SALAZAR FIRST SURFER OF COSTA RICA PIONEER Mario Arturo Salazar Zúñiga, born November 11, 1947 in San José, lives in Brasil de Mora in Ciudad Colon, known in Surfing as “Polaco”, began trying to surf in 1958 in San Isidro of Puntarenas, then later in 1967 in la Boca de Barranca. The idea to […]
Legends; Buck Mackhuegh of Scotland / Dennis Hudson of USA California / Malcom Deanney of England / Alvaro ” Toca ” Gonzalez of COSTA RICA
This interview was held on May 11, 2018
He was born on December 11, 1942, in Manhattan New York, son of Julian and Clare Kaye, Mr. Michael is 76 years old. He tells us that he started practicing Rafting in 1969 in American Rivas California, he learned to Kayake before rafting in 1967.
Photo Courtesy Blue Dream Resort The sport of kitesurfing began at the end of 1990’s. In Costa Rica, kitesurfing began to be taught in the year 2000 in Bahia Salinas at the school which is now called “Blue Dream” (the first in Central America). The teacher there, Nicola Bertoldi, was the only instructor – now […]