Category: A long time ago, in a place far far away

Surfing

I lived in Tamarindo, Costa Rica for five years where my surfing improved immensely because I probably averaged 500 sessions a year.  Once the Fall of  2019 season comes, we will be heading to Santa Catalina (Panama) for a month to surf. Of course, when you surf at least 2 hours a day 5 days […]

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Tamarindo 2010 – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

From 2010 http://surfingtamarindo.blogspot.com/ Good Witch’s Rock Surf Camp making their property open and making the beachfront more accessible – Joe and Holly have put a lot of effort into building a sustainable business that looks good too.  Did you know that most of the used deep fat oil from many local establishments is converted into diesel […]

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A Terrible Day For Tamarindo – A Brutal Day For Surfers

From 2010 http://patrick.tc/blog/?p=16 We have had a couple of terrible days here in Tamarindo and I guess living in a small town really puts an emphasis on how close we all are here. No matter our differences, we are a tight knit community that is effected by things both good and bad. A good friend […]

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Costa Rica And The Impossibility Of Doing Business

From 2010 For all of you who think that living in a surfing paradise is easy. This past week was especially difficult for us who depend on simple things like water, electricity, roads and internet.    The weather has been sunny all week, and the only saving grace is that I have a Blackberry on the […]

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Tamarindo – The Fleecing Of Gringos

This was my last post from Tamarindo, Costa Rica for the next while as I decided to move to Whistler, British Columbia for the next year. I am planning to come back here both in the short term and long term. Those of you who know me know that I don’t pull any punches and […]

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