• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Boca Barranca Hosts Weekend Surf Benefit

October 6, 2006

Sign-ups end at 7 tonight for this weekend’s charitable surfing tournament at Boca Barranca, near the central Pacific port city of Puntarenas.

Surfers will compete starting at 7 a.m. tomorrow, riding what CostaRicaCenter. com calls the second-longest wave in the country. Proceeds from the ¢5,000 (about $10) entry fees will go toward the Monserrat Children’s Home, a nearby institution that supports 22 kids.

“We’ve all known the important work this institution has done to benefit the kids of Puntarenas; this is why we decided to work hard to support them,” said Rándall Chávez of the Puntarenas Surf Committee, sponsor of the tournament.

Winners will be announced Sunday afternoon after the final surf-offs. Costa Rica’s representative surfers in the mid-October World Surfing Games in Huntington Beach, California, will be among this weekend’s competitors. Surfers can sign up today at Hotel Barranca, Jass (Jacó, central Pacific coast), Ozono (Puntarenas) and Zapatería 3A (Orotina, northwest of San José).

 

You may be interested

Amazon Web Services opens new Costa Rica office
Costa Rica
3511 views
Costa Rica
3511 views

Amazon Web Services opens new Costa Rica office

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 25, 2021

Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., on Thursday opened a new office in Costa Rica to support the…

Costa Rica aims for urban natural parks to improve wellness in cities
Costa Rica
2605 views
Costa Rica
2605 views

Costa Rica aims for urban natural parks to improve wellness in cities

The Tico Times - February 25, 2021

The Costa Rican government this week issued a decree creating a new type of park within the framework of the…

Rule of law deteriorating in Nicaragua: UN rights chief
Daniel Ortega
3977 views
Daniel Ortega
3977 views

Rule of law deteriorating in Nicaragua: UN rights chief

AFP - February 25, 2021

The rule of law is deteriorating in Nicaragua ahead of November's general elections, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned Thursday,…