Torneo de Surf Up in Esterillios Este a Huge Success August 25 2014

This past Saturday, August 23rd, the Pelican Hotel held a surf contest for both men and women to raise money for the schools of Esterillos. Debbie Carnohan, owner of the hotel, did a great job organizing the contest, which was a huge success: challenging waves all day long, lots of top-notch surfers, great sponsors, volunteers and expert judging. Pura Vida! 

Pura Vida Board Gear team rider, Daniela Wooster, passed two heats to make it to the final, finishing third. Lisbeth Vindas, eleven time national champion, won the event for the women.

Jason Torres was the Open Men winner.

Congratulations to all the participants and the people who made the event happen :)


Kate is the owner of Pura Vida Board Gear, a surf brand that promotes surf and a quality, positive lifestyle. Currently living near Playa Jacó, Costa Rica. she enjoys connecting with the culture and diversity of the community. Connect with her on instagram @puravidaboardgear Find Pura Vida Board Gear on Facebook. Subscribe to email list here.  Photo: Jorge A. Russell, Playa Jaco