(09/25) Maria Swell Pounding US East Coast, Storm Nears Outer Banks
Maria weakens to a minimal hurricane, swell continues through week

(09/25) Maria vs. the Caribbean: Round 2
"We're exactly where we're supposed to be," says Waves For Water founder Jon Rose, who's trapped with his team on St. Croix... and busier than ever.

(09/24) Through the Eyes of Two Tourists
New book takes you on the road with photographers Jeremiah Klein and Corban Campbell

(09/23) Surfer Drowns on the Outer Banks
66-year-old found face down in Rodanthe

(09/23) WSL to Hold First Wavepool Event in May 2018
After a week of KSWaveco-mania, speciality event to come to Lemoore next spring

(09/22) Randy Rarick on Kelly's Wave
"It's what we dreamed about 40 years ago when we started pro surfing"

(09/22) East Coast Fall Outlook: Hyperactive Tropics Ignite a Firing Fall
When a season starts off this strong, is there any direction to go besides down?

(09/22) It Doesn't Matter What We Think
Kelly's restless mind sets the future in motion

(09/22) Jose Becomes Post-Tropical; Solid Swell Still Impacting East Coast
The storm is on its way out while Maria becomes the center of attention

(09/21) "A Pretty Special Day"
Carissa Moore talks winning the first-ever contest at the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch.

Exploring Finca Siberia high above the clouds waiting on our ride.

was conveniently available unlike the many other turns encountered on these mountain roads. After the adrenaline stopped filling my mouth I kept up with the mandatory passing of slower vehicles as we made out way to San Jose. While passing one semi our truck began to cough and sputter eventually revving to red line then coasting to a dead halt on some Tico's drive. Nice. The chilly mountain air was a nice break from the sweltering heat we'd been in for a week. I asked the Tico who's drive was now our temporary parking lot if anyone in this mountain side community, consisting of only seven dwellings, had a phone. No luck and he said the nearest communication mechanism was 1km away. I began walking and was able to thumb a ride.

The Panamanian who helped out was more than kind to help me out. After both him and I spoke with the car rental company I was left hoping there'd be someone to quickly whisk us away to the airport. Hoping was all we had at that point. With my camera full charged, Adam resting in the back of the truck Jeff and I went to explore this fairy tale enclave nestled on the side of the mountain. The area reminding us both of Europe somewhere in the mountains with a hint of back woods USA where some toothless wonder and his crew would eat us for dinner. The breathtaking vistas were amazing. The clouds floating at a lower altitude created a Lord of the Rings setting and the country attitude had a vibe all it's own. Finca Siberia was a sign posted nearby >

Four hours in El Salvador. A Costa Rican Surf Adventure.