Esterillos, Costa Rica
The big news this year is Brett Davis’ announcement that he is retiring from his position as the International Director and will be passing the torch to Roy Harley. What a joy to see complete consensus for the appointment of Roy as incoming director! Each day started with early surfs with the nations, prayer on the beach and rice and beans combo - the true Pura Vida experience. Opening day just so happened to be the peak of a swell and overhead waves thumped out front of the palm-lined conference centre. A final wrap up by Roy Harley encouraged us to 'give up' (our lives and give them to Jesus) 'change direction' (and be doers of the words we received) and 'go surfing' (we need to be constantly going to our lost surf communities).