Costa Rica is land-locked.
That was the beta for the first few years paddling here. Not because we could not look at a map and know better…but because we had so much paddling to do in the mountains of Costa Rica, there just flat out was not time to paddle anywhere else! And then one day we went to the beach. And the surf was up. And we had our kayaks. And things changed….
Heading to the beach is now a favorite part of our Class II and Class III trips here in Costa Rica. Surfing the waves at the beach is a great warm up!
For many Class II-Class III paddlers, by late November/early December paddling time has slowed down. To jump back in a boat and hit the river for a week without much of a warm-up can work on the confidence. So heading out into the surf, getting chundered/surfed/roll/paddle around is the perfect warm up!
Pura vida from here in Costa Rica!