¡Playa Tamarindo - sun, surf, and French Canadians?
Playa Tamarindo Travel Blog› entry 11 of 22 › view all entries
February 15th, 2009 – by: Lanafromhawaii
In the morning, Michelle and I headed out to la playa to well, enjoy it! A bit windy but can't complain. Beautiful sprawling beaches with hott people, cute dogs, and watching gringos learn to surf. A good time had by all. Walked back to the hostel and a group of totally adorable french canadian boys in the room next to ours hollered down for us to hang out with them. After a little siesta in the hammock, we headed out to the beach to watch sunset and drink a tall boy of Imperial. Perfect way to start the night. The frenchies were sweet!!! Israel and Pierre were brothers and Jean-Francois (J.F.) was their friend..... just chilling in costa for a month, trippin' around from way up in Quebec.
We all decided around 1:30 that we didn't feel like going to another bar so we walked across the street to hang out on the beach and drink some more beer. Within a few minutes, these really awesomely sweet Tico boys asked if they could sit down and smoke a few with us and share their beer! I love Ticos!!!! I talked to this one guy Gustavo in spanish for like 30 minutes and he spoke in english. It's crazy how usually thats how my conversations go down here. The night was tranquilo.
Woke up in the morning, wanting to rent a car and go to Playa Avellanas with the Frenchies but decided the surf and weather wasn't decent enough to spend the money.
Somehow, we actually all woke up early and headed down to the playa, rented a few longboards, and oh my lord, I actually got to surf!!!!!! It has been seriously over a year since I've been on a surfboard and let me tell you, I sucked. Jajajaja. The waves were small and inconsistent but I didn't care...... just being out there was such a good feeling. It was crazy because I actually came to the realization that I surf regular footed and not goofy. Weird cuz I snowboard goofy usually.
Our bus left at 1pm so we had to bid adieu to our awesome new friends and Tamarindo. Somehow I managed to throw away my bus ticket, accidentally, and was forced to shell out even more money to get back to the stupid city. Grrr. The bus ride was worse than the arriving one because we didn't get AC on it and it was so freaking freaking freaking hot! Gah. I seriously just sweated for 6 hours till we got back to Heredia, exhausted and ready for an early bedtime. I do actually have class at 7:30 in the morning.
Life is good kids. My aunt is mailing me a new camera I bought from BestBuy along with the newest Cosmo, some cliff bars, swimmers ear, and some other goodies. Tomorrow, our Tico friends Estaban and Bernie are taking us to Playa del Coco to go beach camping and hopefully surfing at the world famous Witche's Rock or Ollie's Point. Que bueno.
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