September and October in Nosara – (Septober) – are generally considered to be the slowest months of the year, mainly due to their reputation for abundant rainfall and the majority of town being “shut down”.
Olas Verdes and Safari Surf School have made the commitment to remain open with full services year-round, which has resulted in a surprisingly busy period. Bountiful rains returned to the region after three years of drought ridden “El Niño” conditions, and robust nature was in full bloom. But plenty of sun peeked through as well, and visitors enjoyed pristine and uncrowded beaches and jungles. October was especially eventful, starting off with a very well attended water safety course held at Olas Verdes. Instructor Marvin Perez presented curriculum from the International Surfing Association (ISA) and the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) to twenty-four participants who came from all over Costa Rica, Central America, and even Dubai! Later in the month Marvin conducted an all-day water safety “Jr. Lifeguard” course for twenty-five local children ranging in age from 7-15 years old. Marvin will also assist in the establishment and operation of two new lifeguard towers on Playa Guiones beginning in December.
Torrential rains inundated Nosara and all of Costa Rica during the first week of October as a result of Tropical Storm Nate, which formed in the Caribbean Sea, east of Costa Rica. The storm pulled moisture into its circulation from the Pacific Ocean over a three-day period, creating devastating floods and widespread destruction throughout the country. Many families in Nosara lost everything. An amazing community relief response immediately sprang into action providing food, clothing, shelter, and rebuilding assistance to afflicted victims. Donations are being accepted at: https://www.gofundme.com/amigos-de-safari-surf-y-olas-verdes
Throughout September and October, the Pura Vida spirit flowed and those who were fortunate enough to visit were treated to our signature hospitality, amazing nature, and killer waves. Thanks for coming and see you all soon!