We caught up with UK surfer Frankie Pioli, who recently travelled to Costa Rica for some much-needed surf and sunshine. Here’s what Frankie got up to:
Talk about the highs and lows of the trip?
Lows: I can’t think of any… oh, I did get poorly actually. I think this may have been because I surfed the morning after a really heavy rain storm, next to a river. I had a poorly tum for a few days which wasn’t so fun. I think the underlying constant fear of crocodiles didn’t bode well with me either.
Highs: I can think of loads. These are at the top though! Discovering Carate was pretty epic! Huge beach to ourselves and sleeping in the jungle was incredible. Horse riding on the beach in Carate, and being allowed to gallop off was pretty epic.
My most memorable wave of the trip. Paddling out after a short rain storm one evening, it was super eerie. Perfect conditions; no wind, pumping 5ft swell, dredging low tide barrels in Dominical, and just another two friendly locals in the water. I paddled in, took off so steep, I could feel my tail slide down then find grip, I felt solid, I spotted where I wanted to be, then it just threw over me, I was ejected out the other end with a massive grin on my face. Such a great barrel.