Surf Lingo

As they say, surfing is more than just a sport. It’s a lifestyle. And this lifestyle comes with its own language/terms. When you’re beginning surfing, it pays to know what certain things mean for you to not get confused, and let’s put it honestly, for one to not appear to be such a newbie, or worse—a poser.

Going To A Surfing Hotel

The easiest, most painless and fun way to surf in Costa Rica is to book in one of many surfing hotels. The hotels provide the whole package, from food and lodging, to surfing equipment, to surfing instructors, learning packages and month long surfing camps.

The Line-Up

There’s a culture. There are terms. There’s etiquette. For me, one of the hardest things to figure out was the line-up—most precisely—where to put myself in the line-up.

On Surfing

Although a fair amount of localism (and drop-ins) can produce the most awesome black-eyes ever, I think one of the best things I got out of surfing was the lack of aggression I feel after every session. Surfing is so physically exhausting sometimes that I get out of the water feeling like I’m 90 years old.