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Wave Riders: Gay Surf Week Arrives in Costa Rica

Friday Jun 20, 2014
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We’re not going to ask what you like to ride, but if it includes waves, consider Gay Surf Week 2014 (November 8-15), which promises to offer a week of sun, fun and waves for gay and lesbian surfers and beach lovers in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Known for its endless beach, multiple breaks and bustling nightlife, Tamarindo is the leading tropical beach and surf destination in the country.

"We see an increasing number of LGBTQ visitors in Costa Rica and Tamarindo in particular to ride the waves, relax and enjoy its natural beauty. Following last years’ successful soft launch, we are now back with Gay Surf Week 2014." says Aleksandar Bulatovic one of the co-founders, who has been running a successful tourism and surf business in Costa Rica together with his partner. "Gay Surf Week is not just for the gay and lesbian surfers out there, but also for those who want to ride their first wave or the beach bums who just want to enjoy the beach, sun and beauty of Costa Rica. This unique event has loads to offer to all of them."

Gay Surf Week is all about having a great time among queer friends in tropical Costa Rica. Exploring the different breaks of Tamarindo and surrounding beaches, from mellow beginner spots to the overhead waves at Little Hawaii, zip-lining and a relaxing sunset sailing cruise are all included. Participants can choose to add dinners and social events exploring Tamarindo’s nightlife to complete the fun.


Participants can choose between a beginner or advanced surf package or a beach bum package for those who want to focus on their tanning skills. All packages are offered with premium or budget style accommodation.

Costa Rica, with its great beaches and breaks, incredible natural beauty, friendly people, Pura Vida attitude and its gay-friendly atmosphere promises to be the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable week. Organizers hope bringing Gay Surf Week to Tamarindo, one of the premier surfing spots in Central America, will help promote diversity in the line-up and create a fun environment for LGBTQ surfers and their friends, one wave at a time.

Find out more by visiting GaySurfWeek.com.


This article is part of our "Summer 2014" series. Want to read more? Here's the full list»

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