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2013 Ocean Guardians

Montse Guzman – April 2013 Bodhi Surf Ocean Guardian

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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March 2013 Ocean Guardian

Ray Crouch – March 2013 Bodhi Surf Ocean Guardian

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 […]

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Playa Uvita Beach Cleanups 2013

One of the on-going service projects that Bodhi Surf is organizing is a weekly beach cleanup. The plan is that Bodhi Surf along with community members, local surfers, friends, family, and perhaps the occasional “lucky” tourist can invest one and a half hour (from 4pm to 5:30pm) each Sunday afternoon to cleaning up and improving […]

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Responsible business

Corporate Responsibility: Etnies’ Tree Planting Project in Costa Rica

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 […]

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Surfer planting tree

Why Surfers Are So Environmentally-Conscious

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 […]

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Costa Rica marine conservation

Ocean Conservation in South Pacific Costa Rica

Costa Rica, although relatively small, contains approximately 5% of the world’s biodiversity. It is a country with almost one-quarter of its national territory under some form of protection, yet the oceans that border Costa Rica have been largely neglected. In terms of ocean conservation, less than one percent of Costa Rican oceans are being regulated […]

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