PVBG Team Rider Erika Valverde, Second Place Open Women February 20 2015

Erika Valverde, recently back in the competition circuit, finished second place at the Mango Surf and Skate Metropolitan Triple Crown Final last weekend. The event, held in front of the Backyard Bar and Restaurant, drew quite a crowd and good competition in all categories.

Originally from Playa Dominical, Erika now lives in Playa Hermosa and surfs the world class waves there whenever she has the time. She helps boyfriend Roger Chun run Bowies Point Restaurant and is a strong animal rights advocate, recently organizing a strike against cruelty toward animals in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Congratulations Erika!


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