Kids Surf for Free this August! Never stop learning :)

Today's lesson plan..

It’s about that time again.. Schools are letting out and the first signs of summer are showing for our friends across the Northern Hemisphere (finally!). The kids will be taking a 3 month hiatus from the classroom, but that doesn’t mean they should ever stop learning..   So put down the books (just for a little bit) and and let’s teach the education of surfing! Not only will your kids pick up a new lifetime skill, but the kids will learn about ocean awareness, surf science, and gain self confidence as they take on a new challenge. Plus, watching your [&hellip post

Tamarindo’s New Lifeguard Tower: Located right in front of Witch’s Rock!


Earth’s vast and churning oceans are arguably the most powerful forces on our planet. While the ocean is responsible for the regulation of our climate and producing habitable living conditions on Earth , it also fuels the monster storms that emit massive amounts of energy to all corners of the globe.   And who else knows the force of the ocean better than surfers? We spend hours upon hours chasing waves, paddling through ripping currents, getting caught inside on the bomb sets, and learning first hand the power of Mother Nature. Even after years of experience and conditioning, the ocean [&hellip post

A Weekend to Remember: The 2015 Robert August Surf & Turf


It’s pretty much everyone’s favorite event; 18 holes of golf on Saturday followed by a full day of surfing on Sunday. Hanging out with the legend, Robert August, while attending nightly fiestas with the fellow competitors and event organizers. And best of all, all the proceeds go to Cepia, our area’s local charity. So of course, Witch’s Rock had to put in a team… Our all-star lineup consisted of: C.R. surf phenom, Isaac Vega, The Volcano Brewer, Niki Hurren, chief of the office, Cesar Rosales, and….me, Ryan Waldron                         [&hellip post

Surfing the Web: WRSC’s Top Surfing Resources


  In today’s massive Internet ocean, it can be easy to drown in the overwhelming possibilities…With so much information at our fingertips, we can be easily misled, and just like surfing in the actual ocean, we need to be selective in which waves to catch. If you are a serious surfer on the search for the best conditions, then the times are over of just showing up to the beach with your fingers crossed. . To score the best waves now-a-days, it’s important to have a few reliable resources with professionals behind the scenes mapping, analyzing, and accurately forecasting each [&hellip post

Here’s What’s Happening at Witch’s Rock ~ March Newsletter~

SW Swell 4

   Ya viene las olas! (Here come the waves) Yes, in Costa Rica, there are always waves coming…But this weekend (Starting Friday),our Pacific Coast is expected to get its first FULL serving of South West Swell. The initial energy originated with a Category-5 Cyclone spinning off the coast of New Zealand last week. Since then, the storm has undergone a subtropical transformation and flared up into the biggest #purpleblob of the year! Be sure to tune in to this Friday’s Witch’s Rock Pirate Radio to get the live surf report. Or, enjoy the view from your cozy living room couch [&hellip post

Get Stoked! ~South Swell Season has arrived~

Current situation in the South Pacific looking goooood. #purpleblobs

Don’t get me wrong, we love those off-season North West Monsters as well, but if you’re a wave-rider that enjoys everyday consistency, slack winds, thinner crowds, and cloud-filled psychedelic sunsets, then get stoked! Because South Swell Season has arrived. In a nutshell, the angry winter months of the year produce the biggest waves. Hawaii receives their XXL swell events exclusively during the Northern Hemisphere winter (Nov- Feb) as the Southern Hemisphere receives the majority of their waves during April – September. And with Costa Rica’s ideal geographic location conveniently near the equator, our beaches get a nice taste from both [&hellip post

We’ve Got You Covered! Helpful skincare tips for sun-dried surfers.

(c) Toh Gouttenoire-2014-02-13-095254

Your skin is the largest and most visible organ of the human body. It’s our first line of defense against the outside world and the last part of the body you want to neglect.  And as surfers who spend hours each day in the glaring sun on the endless pursuit of “one more wave”, skin protection should never be taken lightly.   Bottom line, if you are a passionate surfer, you have a higher risk of developing unfavorable skin conditions with substantial time spent under the Sun. So before getting too excited and sprinting into the water at the first [&hellip post