I caught a wave! Actually it was 4 or 5 waves and even stood up on my second try! Surfing at Playa Tamarindo was awesome. The waves are perfect for beginnings and Reuben, my instructor from Iguana Surf School, was great. I did get worked once by a wave and the surfboard smacked me in the face but thankfully only have a few scrapes and bruises and a little sunburn from the day. The rest of the day was spent wandering the beach, hanging at the pool and enjoying the sunset. You gotta love Costa Rica!
Everyone here is super friendly and it is so much easier to communicate than other places we have traveled. Even working with the police and the insurance adjuster for the car accident was relatively painless because we could understand their Spanish and they could understand our English — it is much easier to understand someone else than speak it yourself! Today we are planning to head up north to check out a few other beaches that are supposedly even more beautiful than where we are at (if that’s possible). Adios!