Lake Arenal, Costa Rica, Feb. 2009 - by Barrett & Peggy

Marek & Michal journey to Costa Rica in Central America for a week of epic windsurfing adventures with Tico Wind. Mid-week they are joined by Barrett & Peggy. This was a very windy place with sail size between 3.6 to 4.7 meters.

Posted by: bpw

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Peggy overlooking Lake Arenal in Costa Rica.
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Tico Wind entrance down a gravel road on a peninsula extending into the Lake
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This is an amazingly windy place!!! The windy season is November through April when trade winds...
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Barrett, Michal & Marek flew from Atlanta to Liberia airport, then drove 2 hrs. to Lake Arenal...
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Michal, aka Voltar, launching at Lake Arenal
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Sail rack at Tico Wind. The rental gear was brand new and the shop well-managed.
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Peter Hopley, owner of Tico Winds, giving advanced kite surfing instruction
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Voltar heads out into the maelstrom.
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Voltar & Marek. Our sail sizes ranged between 4.0 to 4.5 meters.
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Rainbow - Approaching rain squalls increase already high winds.
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It doesn't get any better than this !!!
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Panorama of the Lake. The launch had mostly E side-shore wind. This day the wind was from the NE...
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Marek launching
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Marek windsurfing
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Barrett & Peggy stay at Rock River cabins. Water was safe to drink from the tap and food was...
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Peggy admires the sunset view overlooking Lake Arenal
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Sunday festival of local horsemanship in nearby town
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Caballero riding into town.
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Norm List, owner of Rock River lodge
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Peter kitesurfing
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Peter showing a good altitude
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Norm blasting
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Barrett on 4.5m sail & 82L wave board
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Norm crashing
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Having a blast windsurfing in Costa Rica.
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Peggy, Jim, Voltar, Marek taking a break at Tico Wind. A full-day rental includes hot lunch, served...
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Voltar discovers what lies on the other side of the rainbow