What does Upe mean? A Simple Introduction

What does Upe mean? A Simple Introduction

Aug 30, 2017

In Costa Rica, it is customary when arriving at a home to knock and say “upe” (pronounced oo-pay). What this announcement means is to politely ask for someone to come to the door or otherwise answer to your presence, though it doubles for some as there is an old story in Costa Rica culture that […]

Pipa! Pipa!

Pipa! Pipa!

Mar 20, 2017

Since all of our surf camp locations are in tropical destinations, we thought we’d take a closer look at the most iconic of all tropical images: the coconut palm tree. First off… how did the coconut get its name?  Well, legend has it that the sailors aboard Vasco de Gama’s ship came up with the […]

Learning Costa Rica Slang: Al Suave

Learning Costa Rica Slang: Al Suave

Jan 30, 2017

Many people head to Costa Rica to enjoy a nice vacation with their loved ones. This is even truer during the winter when the temperature drops and people want somewhere warm that they can enjoy soaking up the sun. If you are planning on taking a trip to Costa Rica anytime soon, you want to […]

Typical food in Costa Rica

Typical food in Costa Rica

Jan 20, 2017

Costa Rica is a little known wonder of the world with a range of different adventures awaiting you both in the culture you’re going to immerse yourself in and the experiences you’re definitely going to have. An entire family will have more than enough to do here and if you’re traveling alone or with a […]

Top 10 New Years Resolutions for Surfing

Top 10 New Years Resolutions for Surfing

Jan 10, 2017

Top 10 New Years Resolutions for Surfing With 2016 coming to a close and 2017 about to start, it makes sense that people are making their New Year’s Resolutions. While some vow to lose weight and others vow to save more money, some are thinking about one thing in particular…surfing. If you love to surf […]

The different types of surf breaks and what to expect at each

The different types of surf breaks and what to expect at each

Dec 20, 2016

Surfing is a sport that will make you feel connected to the ocean like no other. You will be able to feel the full force of this incredible element of nature. The coastline that meets the ocean is almost as important as the water itself. The land is what causes the wave to break. A […]