The Abuelitos’ Corner: Carolina

After spending a month at Olas Verdes and surfing daily last year, Carolina made a plan:

Return the next year and commit to a dedicated three-month training routine focused on becoming ‘a real surfer’. Coming from Rimini, Italy, you can see why she finds Nosara so captivating. Rimini borders the Adriatic Sea and is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Europe; a fifteen-kilometer-long sandy beach with thousands of hotels, bars, restaurants, and discos. Any surf? “There are only a handful of days a year that have rideable surfing waves”, says Carolina, “and it is generally wind-generated, mushy, and choppy. People travel the Mediterranean looking for surf, to Sardinia, Tuscany, and beyond. But to me ‘wave heaven’ is here in Playa Guiones”.

Playa Guiones







This year Carolina returned to Olas Verdes in early March and has been training daily with Safari instructor Luis. In addition to stretching, Indo Board drills, skateboarding, swimming, beach runs, and two surfs a day, Carolina somehow found time to study Spanish. She even made a three-day trip to Jaco Beach where she completed the ISA Surf Instructor training course, and competed in her first ever surf competition on the Circuito Nacional de Surf in Playa Guiones. “My dream is to keep improving in the water and one day become a surf instructor, and to live healthy and have fun. And Thank You Olas Verdes and Safari Surf School for making it all so easy. Pura Vida”.