In 2012 Montse Guzman visited the small coastal community of Bahia Ballena, Osa, Costa Rica with a small group of students, ages 14-17 from Eco-Adventure Christian Academy. During their visit students participated in daily surf lessons and yoga classes and put the final touches on the local elementary school bio-garden with Bodhi Surf team members [...]
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Ray Crouch came to Costa Rica through a tropical biology class that took him through the diverse forests of La Selva, Monteverde, Paloverde, and Las Cruces. However, it wasn’t in the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica where he found his path in becoming an Ocean Guardian. Instead, it was surfing the waves in the Marino [...]
Established in 1986, Etnies describes itself as a “global action sports footwear and apparel” company, and it also sponsors a team of skateboarders, snowboarders, surfers, BMXers, and motocross racers. In 2007, the company’s president, Pierre Andre Senizergues, met with government officials in Costa Rica and was pleasantly surprised to learn that Costa Rica had pledged [...]
Surfers have long been known for their “alternative” lifestyles. Through the years, they have been stereotyped as pot-smoking hippies who are constantly seeking thrills and cannot hold down a job (think of Fast Times at Ridgemont High’s character, Jeff Spicoli). While this typecast seems to have faded quite a bit over the years, surfers have [...]
We hope this is a sign of things to come but we are starting off 2011 with a bang! We are happy to announce that Bodhi Surf School has received the January 2011 “Making a Difference” award from SustainableTrip.org – a website launched by the Rainforest Alliance that promotes sustainable tourism businesses in Latin America [...]
Last year, a documentary called The Cove came out, and it highlighted the dolphin slaughter that takes place annually in Taiji, Japan. This important film was able to bring attention to the horrendous practice that occurs not just in Japan, but also countries such as Denmark, the Solomon Islands, Taiwan, and Peru.