Stab Magazine | Real Estate: Buy Griffin Colapinto’s Costa Rica Surf Retreat

Real Estate: Buy Griffin Colapinto’s Costa Rica Surf Retreat

A non-commission based posting. 

style // Nov 2, 2018
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Rookie phenom, Griffin Colapinto was bred by the cobblestones of San Clemente and the beach breaks of Playa Hermosa. Now, the pad that introduced young Griff to the hollow fare is for sale for $165k.

“It’s sick, there are all kinds of different waves in the area. From beach breaks to reefs, there’s a lot of options,” Griffin told Stab about the home.

As Griff and his brother Crosby (who will be a household name in the next few years) now spend most their time on the road, their father Mitch has decided it’s time to pass his Las Brisas Resort property on.

“It’s full pura vida, pure living. It’s so mellow,” says Mitch. “There are so many options for surfers of all levels, from beginner waves down around Jaco, to more Indo-style reef breaks, and there are miles of peaks to be found around Hermosa.”

Offered by International Surf Properties, the Colapinto’s Las Brisas location is 1,300 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s also got a pool, restaurant and maid service on the property. It’s a good fit for somebody looking to indulge in the tropic surf life but that doesn’t want to go to feral.

Las Brisas Resort and Villas A 11 jpg 1 1

For friends, family and children… if you have them.

“What’s really great about this house is that there’s also a small hotel and eight cabinas on the property, so you can enjoy all of the amenities but also have the privacy of having your own house,” explains Mitch. “It’s perfect if you’re going down there with your family, but it’s also great if you want to go with a bigger group because they can rent out the cabinas and stuff. It’s a really unique, user-friendly set-up.”

As noted, there are great waves for beginners in nearby Jaco, and five minutes away is where Griffin, his brother and their friends honed their skills in quality surf. And when your shoulders are shot and the sunburn’s too much to bear, “there’s great fishing right out of the Los Suenos harbor,” continues Mitch. “There are the crocodile tours, the national forests with the monkeys, zip-lining and all of that.”

With surf year-round, for the Colapinto clan it proved to be an ideal escape for summer vacation, which falls during the rainy season when the river mouths are blown out and the sandbars are best. But it’s also an ideal retreat for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Spring Break.

Also, a new highway recently went in and it’s now possible to get from the San Jose airport to the house in 45 minutes. A trip that would have previously taken two hours.

“You can take the red eye out of LAX, land in Costa Rica at 6 am and be in the water by 8. I think it’s an easier trip than getting to Hawaii,” added Mitch.

“We spent a lot of time down there as kids,” says Griff. “It was the perfect place to just go surf and cruise and get away from everything. It’s a bummer we’re selling it, but for where we’re at in our lives, I guess it’s somebody else’s turn to enjoy it.”

Purchase your next vacation home here


Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up


Most Recent

Here Are The 15 People Who Qualified For The 2023 CT

After seven events and much groveling, 10 men and 5 women will officially be CT…

Dec 3, 2022

An Ode To Aussie Chick Pros From The Nineties 

A celebration of stoicism, resilience, grit, core lordship, and unconditional love.

Dec 3, 2022

Update: John John Flushes Everyone Down The Haleiwa Toilet Bowl

And the CT qualifications for 2023 are set.

Dec 3, 2022


Riaru Ito Is Cooler Than His Cucumber Garden

Meet our passion pick for the Vans Pipe Masters.

Dec 2, 2022

5 New Surfers Confirmed For The Vans Pipe Masters

Who's out, who's in?

Dec 2, 2022

Unlocked: Kael Walsh, Rolo Montes, And Al Cleland Jr In ‘Saturn’

Quik’s new 20-minute surf film is so good you’ll want to burn a DVD of…

Dec 2, 2022

How Surfers Get Paid, Episode 4

The energy drinks are here. They’ve got millions of dollars, and they want your head.

Dec 2, 2022

‘Saturn’ Orbits Into Southern California

Quiksilver's newest film made landfall in Encinitas, and we were there to document the occasion.

Dec 1, 2022

The Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Returns In 2023

Can anyone beat John Florence and Carissa Moore in a three-week window?

Dec 1, 2022

What Will Airs Look Like In 10 Years?

The final installment of our editorial exploration into the nuances of airborne surfing.

Dec 1, 2022


Can A South African Cavern Queen With No Pipeline Experience Do Well At The Vans Pipe Masters?

Sophie Bell will have a steep learning curve in Hawaii.

Nov 30, 2022

After Years Of Tragic Shark Attacks, Surf Competition Returns To Reunion Island — And A CT Event Could Follow

"We compete at J-Bay and Margarets where there's the same problem." -Johanne Defay

Nov 30, 2022


Sharing Tubes And Hummus In The Middle East’s Surfing Jewel: Israel

No Contest does Tel Aviv!

Nov 29, 2022


Joao Chianca Wants A Pipeline Rematch With JJF

And ain't afraid to ride more foam to do it in the Vans Pipe Masters.

Nov 29, 2022

An Unorthodox Marriage Of Science And Surf

Cliff Kapono and The Mega Lab are changing stereotypes on all fronts.

Nov 28, 2022


Harry Bryant Dumps Crutches, Visualizes Pipeline Pits After Snapping Leg

“For once in my life, I’m taking something a bit more serious."

Nov 27, 2022

What If You Bought This Sumatran Surf Camp For $690k?

Making a blue print out of surfing's most recurring day dream.

Nov 27, 2022

Sierra Kerr On Greasing Full Rotes, Making Dad Cry & Her Concussion @ VSHPBME 

'I haven’t got my license yet, but I'm thinking of buying a little truck.'

Nov 27, 2022