Baby Bumps

What a week! In between sewing kimonos, doing stock for Samba to the Sea cards, training at jiu jitsu, twitter-floppy blogging for Robert August and Mi Ola, packing for my trip to the… Continue reading

La Sele

Every fours years for a month the world tunes into the World Cup. Our schedules are moved around so that we can watch our country play. If you are stuck at work, hopefully… Continue reading

Hali Love

Back in March, I volunteered my friend and I to be models for a charity fashion show during Robert August’s annual fundraiser, Surf n Turf. Given that both of us had no modeling… 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

Dog’s Life

“Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own… Continue reading

Dirtbag Darling

Back when I had  “real” job, I used to live vicariously through bloggers like Dirtbag Darling. Sitting at my cubicle, I could feel the sun on my face and the breeze blowing 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

Tico Time

There is latin time and the phrase “mañana es otro día”, or it will get done “tomorrow”,and then there is a thing called “Tico Time” here in Costa Rica, which is even slower than… Continue reading

Gracias Guapas

One of the benefits of living in a tourist town is the diverse people that Tamarindo attracts. In the year and a half that I have lived here, I have met people from… Continue reading

I <3 Mother Nature

Nature. Makes. Me. Happy. A couple of months ago I found a t-shirt here in Tamarindo with this saying on it. Nail hit on the head. Back when I lived in NYC and worked… Continue reading

Going to Nicaragua

Some things in Costa Rica are easy. Easy like where and what time am I going to surf today. Other things not so much. Every ninety days foreigners that enter Costa Rica on… Continue reading

Surfing Potrero Grande

Can you guys keep a secret? You sure? One of my favorite waves so far here in Costa Rica is a spot called Potrero Grande, more commonly known as Ollie’s Point. (Ok, some… Continue reading

Like A Stallion

This past weekend Tamarindo lost a larger than life man. His witty comments, bellowing voice, and that school boy smile…how we will miss that charisma. The deep love and PRIDE for his children.… Continue reading

28 Going On…

“How old are you?” “How old do you think I am?” Well, if you spent any time with me this past week or happen to follow my pictures on Instagram (@sambatothesea), you probably… 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