The water in this estuary was insanely warm and full of wildlife. It flowed through the mangroves, into a small salt marsh, and emptied into the ocean near Avellanas, Costa Rica's "Little Hawaii." Avellanas is also the Spanish word for hazelnut.
Me again, one of my favorite surfing sessions of my entire life. Northwestern Costa Rica.
The waves weren't big but they were a lot of fun.
I don't believe I was that thin - 7 years and 50 lbs ago. One of my goals for 2010 is to start dropping weight (again) and spend more time surfing and kayaking. Note - we didn't have shirts or shoes on because the previous time we surfed in this area, our flip flops, shirts, and sunglasses were all stolen. Gotta love Central America! Second note - I was pale as a ghost because it was early April, and the sun was generally too strong to stay uncovered. This was a late afternoon surf, right before sunset.
Hope everybody else is managing through this tough late winter. Here's to warm weather, birds, bees, and flowers.......and tight lines, loud turkeys, and sunny days at the beach.