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November 16, 2012

Andrea and Chris Wady from Discovery Horse Tours were delighted to be asked to participate in the in the new Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) promotional video that is being filmed all over the country. The video will be aired abroad to show Costa Rica’s diversity and appeal, and also on Facebook and YouTube.

ICT wanted to promote healthy horses, and chose Discovery to represent the future of horse tours in Costa Rica. They were filmed on location in Esterillos during one of the best sunsets of the year. 

“After getting the horses used to the remote control helicopter video, we were asked to gallop around in the ocean and look like we were having fun – not hard to do!” said Andrea, co-owner of Discovery. “We were particularly pleased to be asked to represent healthy working horses; it is our passion to show that working horses can be fat, happy and healthy.”

The third leg of the Copa Kolbi event was a big success in Playa Hermosa, with a high level of surfing and talent. The tournament was originally scheduled for Nov. 3, but under the direction of Beto Locks, the event was postponed one week waiting for a swell. The swell came with perfect conditions and head high waves, along with the opportunity to showcase some of the best surfing talent in Costa Rica.  

The final featured Luis Vindas, who was already ranked eighth in the Open Pro, Antony Segura, Michael Torres and Cali Muñoz, who faced his two childhood friends (Segura and Torres). Carlos Muñoz won the event. 

In the under 16 category, Manuel Mesen surfed against Sean Forrester, Noe Leonardo Mejia and Calvo.  Manuel Mesen won this event with courage and determination in facing the overhead waves in Playa Hermosa.  

Several representatives of the Caribbean participated in the event, including Kemba Rose Hernández, who was positioned at number five. Meanwhile, Jordan Hernández, winner of the first date of the Open Pro Circuit 2012, was second in the ranking and only managed to climb to No. 17 in Kölbi Cup third round.

The boys will go for a win at the final of the Open Pro to be held next January at Salsa Brava, considered the most hollow and dangerous wave in the country.

The Amapola Hotel served as headquarters for the awards, where DJ Garf entertained.

The prizes for the winners of the Cup Kölbi were cash, dinner for two at the Grill Argentina, bags from B & B Surf Shop, bags from Pana Surf Shop, canopy tours from Gum Tree and lenses from Boombers. All surfers who took part received a prize from Wow Surf Shop.

The Third Date Playa Hermosa Kölbi Cup 2012 was presented by Wipeout and sponsored Kölbi Film Productions, Hotel Amapola, WOW Surf Shop, Le Loft, Surf Inn Hermosa, Taco Bar, Nico Fisher, Backyard Bar, Surf Session Magazine, Cobian, CR Surf, Point Surf, Al Día, 104.7 Hit FM, Maxx Energy, Dos Pinos, B & B surf shop, Hotel Marea Brava, Boomber eyewear, Pachis Pan, Hermosa Beach House, The Pizza Shop Jacó, Cab Las Arenas, Maelcón bar and restaurant, Outback Hermosa, Restaurant Vista Hermosa, Barbecue Argentina and Gum Tree Canopy Tours. Other corporate sponsors included Pan Pay Caribbean, Congo Bongo, Legalize Surfshop, Le Cameleon, El Refugio Grill, Selvin, Maxi’s restaurant, Kio natural products, Ua Manzanillo, Positive Studio, Hotel Totem, Reef Runner Divers, Tasty Waves, Commissariat Manuel León, Kaya’s Place, Zion Café, Salsa Brava reggae night, Caribbean Surf School and Shop, Kolcha Caribbean Flavor, El Duende Gourmet, Mi Casa Hostel and Organize Surfing Puerto Viejo.

Christina_Truitt@yahoo.com

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