The Backyard Surf Series
by Freddy Camacho, La Voz del Surf CR
El Patio, Jacó (May 5)
The Backyard Surf Series is an event held for the past 10 years every Friday (masters) and Saturday (open) at 4 p.m, at El Patio, Jacó. It is an open surf contest in "expression session" format. No entry fee and $300 cash prize. Everyone is welcome to come and compete. At 5 p.m. we start with a variety of great bands from all over the country.
Saturday, May 5, waves were 4 to 5 feet, weather was perfect and the sunset was epic. The winner was Carlos Muñoz, 25, with a perfect combination of innovation and power surf. His technique was impeccable, blowing everybody's mind with unpredictable moves.
1st Carlos Muñoz 2nd JJ López
3rd Noe Mar McGonagle 4th Jason Torres
Contest winner Carlos Muñoz (top and bottom) and Jason Torres. Photos: Jorge A. Russell