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.
North America's top competitors and Costa Rica's QS warriors are in the hunt for 1,500 points and bragging rights.
After a brief hiatus, Costa Rica is once again part of the WSL Qualifying Series with 1,500 points on the line and a new venue.
After a brief hiatus, Costa Rica is back on the WSL North America schedule with a new location and a new opportunity.