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Ocean Guardians, Walter Brenes and Rafa Sanchez Bahia Aventuras

Ocean Guardians We Admire: Walter Brenes

Earlier this month, we got some devastating news: three of our fellow community members had been killed in a tragic car accident (a tour guide and both of the owners of Bahia Aventuras, a boat tour operator here in Bahia Ballena). One of the three was a very dear friend/colleague/supporter of us members of Bodhi […]

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Surf and yoga in Costa Rica

What is the Ocean Guardian Journey?

Bodhi Surf School’s Ocean Guardian Journey is the title for our corporate social and environmental responsibility initiatives, an area in which we are constantly learning, growing, and developing. We have the utmost respect for the ocean, for nature, and our environment, and we strive to give back to these beings without which we would not exist! Getting […]

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Only a surfer knows the feeling

Blue Mind, Blue Marbles, and Bodhi Surf, Oh My!

You know that moment when you read a book or a quote by someone wise, and something just clicks and you think, “YES! This is perfect. I needed to read/hear/see this”. For the members of Bodhi Surf School, that feeling came to us when we learned about Wallace J. Nichols, a marine scientist and conservation activist, […]

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Global Leadership Adventures Protecting the Pacific 2014

Protecting The Pacific: GLA Summer 2014 Ends on a High Note

This summer, Bodhi Surf School and the community of Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica hosted four groups of high school students who came down to participate in the “Protecting the Pacific” program through the travel company, Global Leadership Adventures (GLA). All four groups were in the community for 12 days each and participated in a number […]

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Tourism Symposium guests at Fort Matthew

An Interview with Travis: Experiencing CREST’s Tourism Symposium in Grenada

First of all, how did it come to be that Bodhi Surf was involved in the Symposium? Bodhi Surf received an email from Samantha Hogenson of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) on April 14, 2014 inviting Bodhi Surf to participate as a speaker in the 3rd Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism. The event […]

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Help Us Create Our Travelers’ Philanthropy Program

Bodhi Surf School is looking to formalize a Travelers’ Philanthropy program, and we are calling on our past guests to help to make it as impactful as possible. Travelers’ philanthropy programs aim to connect interested travelers with opportunities to contribute to positive development in the places that they become acquainted with and grow to love on their […]

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