Tivives y Valor – Surfing Costa Rica

Written by Kriss Hammond

Tivives y Valor – Surfing Costa Rica

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Findingrepparttar best time and ideal place for an ultimate surf adventure in Costa Rica is easy to do, with Tivives all overrepparttar 137733 country. All you need is a brief outline ofrepparttar 137734 different surf spots, a good idea of how to get there, and when conditions are at their peak.

Costa Rica's climatic and geographical variations can be divided into four different surf regions:repparttar 137735 Caribbean,repparttar 137736 North Pacific,repparttar 137737 Central Pacific, andrepparttar 137738 South Pacific.

The Caribbean coastline has a defined surf season from January to March and July to October. Strong storms inrepparttar 137739 Caribbean often send short but extremely powerful swells crashing onto world-class breaks.

The North Pacific generally has good quality surf year-around. The consistent northeasterly "Papagayo" winds during December through March andrepparttar 137740 Northern Hemisphere storms create ideal waves.

The Central Pacific is an exposed stretch of coastline regarded by many surfers as one ofrepparttar 137741 most consistent areas.

Quick and easy access fromrepparttar 137742 San José's Juan Santamaria International Airport, and a wide variety of restaurants, accommodations and entertainment for surfers, makes it an ideal place to start off a "tico surf adventure."

The South Pacific has a wide range of waves to choose from. Some ofrepparttar 137743 best-known spots, likerepparttar 137744 point break at Pavones, requires a south swell, characteristic ofrepparttar 137745 winter months inrepparttar 137746 Southern Hemisphere (July-November), even though Costa Rica is inrepparttar 137747 Northern Hemisphere.

Costa Rica's diversity and tremendous variety of surf spots make it possible to surf excellent waves all year long. The short travel distances and different regions provide traveling surfers withrepparttar 137748 possibility not only to experience magic and adventure while visiting interesting and unique parts ofrepparttar 137749 country, but to score a variety of world-class point breaks, reefs and beach breaks. Best of all, you can surf in warm water all year around.

Costa Rica experiences semi-diurnal tidal differences. Extreme tidal variations onrepparttar 137750 Pacific coastline often affect certain breaks. But,repparttar 137751 long irregular coastline always guarantees quality waves for hard-core surfers willing to explore.

Stop in at any local surf shop or befriend a local to learn aboutrepparttar 137752 best conditions forrepparttar 137753 different breaks. With so many different beaches and locations to choose from, Costa Rica isrepparttar 137754 ideal place for an unforgettable surf trip. Grab your stick, wax up and read up onrepparttar 137755 top 37 favorite spots right here in Jetsetters Magazine.

Manzanillo - Located inrepparttar 137756 Gandoca-Manzanillo Reserve, 20 km south of Puerto Viejo,repparttar 137757 northern end of this beach sports a fast break. On contrary,repparttar 137758 southern end has virtually no surf because it is heavily protected by a large coral reef. Although surf is not a heavily practiced sport at this beach, diving, sea kayaking, trekkingrepparttar 137759 reserve and observingrepparttar 137760 nesting of turtles inrepparttar 137761 nearby Gandoca-Manzanillo Lagoon are among other options. Althoughrepparttar 137762 road in is unpaved, 4WD is not required. Lodging is rustic andrepparttar 137763 several restaurants around can dish up some excellent, typical Caribbean cuisine for starving visitors.

5 Simple Steps to a “Perfectly Fitted Putter”

Written by John Bolt

Ever wonder why putting is so difficult for you? Want to know how to fix it? I’ll bet you’re using improperly fitted equipment without realizing it? If so, consider yourself lucky. We’ve come to save your putting game. These 5 key points will get you that perfectly fitted putter so you can shave off all those unwanted strokes onrepparttar greens. Let’s learn how.

The First Key:

A quality fitting can’t be done without you knowing your proper measurements. To calculate your best putter length you must base it on your height. You will do what’s known as a wrist-to-floor measurement. Measure formrepparttar 137561 inside of your wrist atrepparttar 137562 top of your hand allrepparttar 137563 way down torepparttar 137564 floor. Keep this measurement ready for future reference.

The Second Key:

Figure out what your posture is when you’re putting. Do you stand more upright like a Vijay Singh? If so you will be better suited to longer putters that have more upright angles. Or do you have more of a crouched posture likerepparttar 137565 great Jack Nicklaus? If you fall into this category you will need a shorter putter that has flatter angles with it.

The Third Key:

Look at your hand position when you addressrepparttar 137566 ball for a putt. There are a number of factors that will affectrepparttar 137567 proper loft at impact you need. These include offset putters, ball position, and hand position. Are you a player with pronounced forward press? This will create negative loft atrepparttar 137568 point of impact; therefore you will need additional loft to counteract this preference. If you have a conventional hand position then you will benefit from a standard lofted putter.

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