The next time you are on the beaches of Costa Rica and are astounded by the fashion sense of a group of surfers in their light and dark blue matching rash guards, you might be surprised to know it's a pack of Costa Rica Outward Bound surf students.
That's right - we have our very own rash guards now! Each top was remarkably handcrafted by the American company, Wholesale Rash Guards.
If you didn't notice the tropical chic of these beach dwellers, it might have been because you were too focused on their brand new surfboards. Costa Rica Outward Bound recently purchased ten new surfboards not only to maintain the quality for our surf students, but to accommodate different surfers. This means that, in addition to our standard sizes for learners (ranging from 6'8" to 7'2"), we now have six 6'4" fishes and four longboards (three 9'6" and one 10'2").
We were so excited about the rash guards that we had a silly little photo shoot with two of our staff members: Surf Instructor, Alex Cook, and our new Enrollment Administrator, Maggie Foote. Nope, it's not the most realistic setting for surfboards and rash guards, however this rainforest base is located only two hours from our beach base in Manuel Antonio where we just recently added strong new fans, new window screens and a new stove top!
The rash guards will be used in our Manuel Antonio base for students who are passing through it for 1-3 days of surf instruction.
So, surf students, get ready for a fun, brand NEW, exciting experience this summer! We certainly are.
To watch a video about how to purchase your own rash guard before coming on one of our Packing List: Rash Guards video given by Surf Instructor, Alex Cook.