Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Party Wave!

Check out this world record picture of 103 surfers in South Africa partying on a wave. Crowded!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

September Surf Lesson Photos: Avellanas

New photos are up on the website! Check out all of the pictures from August and September surf lessons!

Saving Trees: CRSI Curriculum Now Online

In order to make things more convenient for our students and to save paper in the process, we have put all of the CRSI curriculum online under that tab "for students" on the CR Surf Institute website.

This is the information that Alex uses to supplement his teaching during surf lessons and surf seminars. It contains information on surf etiquette, surfboards, wave theory, surf science and much more. Putting it online also allows past students to go back and review what they learned at the Institute whenever they want. Check it out, poke around, if there is anything you would like to see added email

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Summer of 2009 in Review

Our 5th summer was our busiest and most exciting yet here at the Costa Rica Surf Institute. Too much happened to write about in a single blog post but I will do my best to give you the highlights.

  • Surf office redesign: Big changes around the surf desk this summer as a giant wave mural was painted, covering the entire wall behind the desk. We also added some great new stools that double as waxing stations. Somehow in between teaching lessons and doing administration Alex also managed to buy a ping pong table and build 2 new Indo boards!

  • New surfboards: We purchased 5 new surfboards this summer, adding to an already extensive quiver. The new group of boards includes an Al Merrick fish, a Surf Tech longboard and a couple of shortboards.

  • Family program successes: Our family program has grown every year since its inception and this summer was our biggest yet. We had kids and parents participating of all ages from all over the world. I truly believe that CRSI is the most family friendly surf school in all of Central America. Stay tuned for new additions and expansions to this great program.

  • Alex and Larkin had a baby! And of course we cannot mention the family program without congratulating Alex and Larkin on their new baby girl Avellana. Congrats guys! We are sure she will be up on a board soon.

Stay tuned for more posts Soon. See you on the waves!