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Leilani McGonagle surfs into the record books
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Leilani McGonagle surfs into the record books

Ellen Zoe Golden - October 3, 2017

Leilani McGonagle, the Costa Rican surfing star from the Southern Zone community of Pavones, had her sights set high. She went into her fourth consecutive final at…

A chat with Costa Rican surfer Noe Mar McGonagle
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Newsletter
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A chat with Costa Rican surfer Noe Mar McGonagle

Ellen Zoe Golden - April 24, 2017

At 21 years old, Noe Mar McGonagle has made quite a name for himself in the surf world, both here in Costa Rica and internationally. Two years…

Small waves, big talent: Tamarindo PRO/AM showcases rising surf stars
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Newsletter
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Small waves, big talent: Tamarindo PRO/AM showcases rising surf stars

Ellen Zoe Golden - December 21, 2016

[caption id="attachment_101472" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Courtesy of Chelsea Lisaius)[/caption] While Tamarindo is generally known as an excellent base for surfers, with no less than five world-class breaks within…

Leilani McGonagle makes history by winning North American Junior surf title
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Costa Rica
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Leilani McGonagle makes history by winning North American Junior surf title

The Tico Times - November 22, 2016

She turned 17 years old just last week, but Costa Rican surf star Leilani McGonagle has already won a lifetime's worth of medals. The Pavones native celebrated…

Entry-level surf event opens doors for Guanacaste kids
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Costa Rica
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Entry-level surf event opens doors for Guanacaste kids

Ellen Zoe Golden - November 14, 2016

A quick look around Tamarindo Beach on Saturday and you’d have thought you were seeing a professional, national surf competition. After all, there were tents, sponsor signage,…

Costa Rica’s Esterillos Este kicks off World Surf League event
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Esterillos Este kicks off World Surf League event

The Tico Times - October 5, 2016

Some of the top international surfers will grace the waves of Esterillos Este in Puntarenas this week for the Essential Costa Rica Open, part of the World Surf League (WSL)…

Costa Rica’s surfers maintain control nearing finals of World Surfing Games
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s surfers maintain control nearing finals of World Surfing Games

The Tico Times - August 12, 2016

An interesting thing happened in Thursday afternoon's repechage (losers' bracket) Round 4 at the ISA World Surfing Games, where Costa Rican Tomás King had a controlling lead…

World Surfing Games in Jacó: 5 things to know about attending
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Costa Rica
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World Surfing Games in Jacó: 5 things to know about attending

The Tico Times - August 1, 2016

The ISA World Surfing Games are back in Costa Rican waters for the first time in seven years and the Tico "Dream Team" is preparing to defend…

Costa Rica surf squad will bring out its brightest stars for World Surfing Games
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica surf squad will bring out its brightest stars for World Surfing Games

The Tico Times - July 20, 2016

Costa Rica's very best surfers will be back to defend their world title next month in their home waters. The Costa Rica Surf Federation announced its star-studded roster Wednesday…

Costa Rica to host World Surfing Games in August
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to host World Surfing Games in August

The Tico Times - April 5, 2016

Last year's world champion surfing team will have a chance to repeat as gold medal winners at home when Costa Rica plays host to the International Surfing Association (ISA)…