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The Intersection of Passions: Surfing and Small Business

Surf lesson teacher

How many of you as a child were asked, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Today, how many of you are doing what you said? Not many, right? Me neither. I was going to be a major league pitcher, striking out Carlos Quintin and Adrian Gonzalez. But as it turns out,…

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A Life Around the Ocean: Why I’m an Ocean Guardian

Surfing is church

Discovering the big blue At the mere age of 6, I discovered my interest in Mother Ocean while riding the white wash waves of the Silver Strand on Coronado Island in San Diego atop a Morey boogie board. From then until I was 12, I rode my boogie board on my knees with fierce passion,…

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III Global Wave Conference

III Global Wave Conference

Did you say “Surfonomics”? Is there really a Global Conference about Waves? These were some of the questions friends and acquaintances asked when they heard I was heading to San Diego and then crossing the border to Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico to attend the III Annual Global Waves Conference. The conference, a three-day event, was…

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Geoporter: A Community, An Educator…and the Maps that Make a Difference

The community of Bahia Ballena is located in the southwest region of Costa Rica, along the pacific coast. The region is considered a paradise for its natural beauty, biological diversity, and indigenous cultures. However, the area, including the community of Bahia Ballena, faces a challenging future, with the possibility of mega-projects such as an international…

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The Busi-ness-man

I won’t lie. I have always wanted to be a businessman. At one point in my life I truly thought about living and working on Wall Street. Seems strange for those of you who know me, no? They say, “some people never change”, but thankfully I did, more or less. Businessmen aren’t bad people; actually…

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Do You Know “Tita”?

Tita

Our extended Bodhi Surf family truly helps make us successful. There isn’t a day that doesn’t pass when I give thanks to all the support we receive from them. Who Is “Tita”? Doña Leti is my suegra. But I’m sure she doesn’t care about that title. More important to her is the fact that she…

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Bodhi Surf’s #1 Fan

Bays family

Linda Bays, my mother, is undoubtedly Bodhi Surf School’s #1 fan, and I’m not talking about #1 fan on Facebook, although she is always the first to like, share, or comment on our posts. She is our #1 fan period, end of sentence. I think my father, Clay Bays, is just a tad bit behind…

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Nobody Said That Mapping Our Community Would Be This Easy!

With the help of experts from GIS ETC and ESRI life in the world of mapping and understanding our communities resources has become easier. Starting in May 2010, the president and director of operations for GIS ETC, Roger and Anita, along with Charlie Fitzpatrick Manager of K-12 education from ESRI, and Sandy Doss made the…

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Getting Our Hands Dirty, THEN and NOW

Bodhi Surf and Case Western Reserve University worked hand-in-hand to start off the 2011 new year in good spirits with the planting of 40+ plants. The community service learning projects took place at the entrance to the Uvita sector of the Marino Ballena National Park and the local elementary school La Flor de Bahia. With…

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Bodhi Surf Now Part of MuchBetterAdventures

We are enthusiastic about our new membership with muchbetteradventures.com! Being approved as full members of muchbetteradventures.com, a carefully selected collection of adventure providers who have a strong ongoing commitment to sustainability, is no easy task. We believe it is the ‘Trip Advisor’ of adventure travel, specially designed to support local businesses and reward businesses committed…

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