Category Archive: Surfing

The Long and Short of It

Waves, waves, waves. Over the past couple of months, in conjunction with MI OLA and a little help from Señor Google, I have chatted a lot about waves; how waves are made, wind conditions, where and what direction waves break,… Continue reading

Just Swell

The swell is coming, the swell is coming… Well, technically, waves are always coming, it just depends on when they actually are going to arrive. BUT, waves are actually coming this week…hold on Northern… Continue reading


Over the past couple of months, my inner nerd has been researching and reporting on the science behind waves and surfing for the MI OLA blog.  With the help of Google, I have covered how waves… Continue reading

Fun Dip

Last year my friend and I switched surfboards for a couple of waves while out surfing. Off went my 9’4″ longboard and underneath me was a potato chip of a surfboard, a 5’11”.… Continue reading

Pisco Pisco

Decisions, decisions. Back in August when I was researching fares for my brother’s wedding in Brazil, I had two options. A) Connect through Atlanta, or B) Connect through Lima, Peru. If I had… Continue reading

Point Break

Surfing looks easy. Wait, let me rephrase that. Some people make surfing look easy.  In reality, it is a complex sport, because there are many factors to take into account when you’re riding a… Continue reading

H-OLA Love

H-OLA. Hello? Ola? W-A-V-E-S!!! If you are a frequent peruser of Samba to the Sea, then you most likely have deduced that I am obsessed with A) chasing sunsets, B) standing on my… Continue reading

The Beach Bazaar

Rainy season in Costa Rica; Tourist numbers plummet and locals go on one-to-two month vacations. I love it. The Earth comes back to life with lush, green vegetation. The smell and feel of… Continue reading

Yours Truly

In the midst of all the craziness of the past couple of weeks, I chatted with Helena, Chief Bikini Officer of bikini company MI OLA, about bikinis, surfing, and living in Costa Rica.… Continue reading


  Frothy Miss Frothy-pants. Three years after my first wipeout and I am still am in love with this sport. Head over heels enough that I call my home surf break Tamarindo my… Continue reading

Dances With Waves

My heart races. I feel the rhythm of the wave surge through my body and it tingles with excitement. I close my eyes and I am there, submerged in the ocean dancing with… Continue reading

Surfing in Playa Grande

The past couple of weeks I have been revealing some local knowledge on the surf spots here in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. (In case you missed them, check out my posts on Tamarindo and Playa Avellana.) So… Continue reading

Sweet Tamarindo

I am often asked what my favorite wave is to surf. Two of my favorite places to surf are Playa Avellana and Ollie’s Point, but there is nothing like rolling out of bed,… Continue reading

Single and Unattached: Coast Thru Life

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space With the air, like I don’t… Continue reading

Surfing Playa Avellana

Most of my brainstorming for blog posts tend to happen when I am out surfing or doing some other type of physical activity. So it seems fitting that I thought to write about… Continue reading