Exploring Playa Hermosa's Air Space With Our Local Costa Rican Tour Guide
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Exploring Playa Hermosa’s Air Space With Our Local Costa Rican Tour Guide

Malakai Martinez shows us how to evade the crocodiles.

elsewhere // Aug 3, 2021
Words by Jack Mutschler
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

They say local knowledge helps while surfing, and based on Malakai’s make ratio at Vans Stab High, Central America, presented by Monster Energy, we’d say this myth is confirmed.

Malakai Martinez is a local Costa Rican surfer who grew up throwing airs off of sections at Tamarindo. While some struggled to find the perfect ramp on our trip, Malakai had no issues with his launch sequence. He also had no problem riding away clean from nearly every attempt he made.

Watch above to meet Malakai.

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