Jessie Wins First Leg of The Nosara Triple Crown

Words by Ru Hill

A few years ago we helped a couple of local surfers, Esteban and Luis, set up their own surf school here in Nosara. All they needed was a little guidance, a few boards and some start up capital and soon they were up and running.

A few years down the line and they have not only built a great business but also taken on the role of mentoring many of the young local grommets through the national contest circuit. Then, this year, they announced that they would be running the first Nosara Triple Crown of Surfing.

The event consists of three contests, one at the good old work horse that is Playa Guiones and the other two events at Guiones’ more fickle siblings Ostional and Garza.

Event 1 was held at Ostional during a solid swell last week. Most of the big sets were closing out and often the competitors had to dodge the bombs as they picked off smaller waves in between, which allowed then to perform turns and score points.

A phenomenal local surfer called Vibert won the men’s event, while the women’s event was taken home by Surf Simply coach, Jessie Carnes (congrats Jessie, we love ya!)

It’s always great watching Jessie catch a wave or two when she is coaching because she will be riding the same sized board as her students (as do all the Surf Simply coaches) but she throws it into such fast, powerful and committed maneuvers, that every turn is a visual reminder that it is good technique and not a just a smaller board, which allow radical surfing.

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