One of Costa Rica's most beloved surfers brought the Essential Costa Rica Surf Pro title back to his countrymen.
The sun finally broke through and provided beautiful weather as waves continued to pour in for a critical day of competition.
Sporadic rainfall continued at the Essential Costa Rica Surf Pro, but it only helped as top seeds debuted phenomenally.
An array of emerging, and also re-emerging, Qualifying Series talents took over Playa Jaco on opening day.
The 2018 Essential Costa Rica Surf Pro QS 1,500 is set for opening day October 4 and all involved are geared up for its start.
The Australian earned an all-important chair-up the beach at the Essential Costa Rica Open Pro over Olamana Eleogram -- moves to No. 4.
Event standouts and two of the top tier QS elite fall in Rounds 5 and 6 to determine an all-important final day of competition.
With top seeds debuting and vital points on the line, a massive day at Esterillos Este concluded with the completion of Round 4.