Witches Rock Tamarindo

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There is something particularly exciting about doing radio interviews. Especially the variety that covers the pressing issues of a local municipality. I was once being interviewed on a station outside New York City when we were preempted by breaking news that falcons were nesting on top of City Hall. Apparently, these birds were crapping all over the place.

Another time I was being interviewed by a Midwest station when I was cut short by live coverage of the Maple Seed Maven’s middle school basketball game. It was the finals and these girls rocked the house.

But I had the most fun on Radio Dos, one of the biggest radio broadcasts in Costa Rica. This was the big time; anyone who has traveled across Costa Rica is likely to have listened to hours of their programming. I even know their jingle by heart, singing it to Rob when there are lulls in our conversations (if given the option, I’m pretty sure he’d choose the lull).  I was nervous just thinking about doing this interview.

Happily, everything went off without a hitch. I sat in Witch’s Rock Surf Camp, watched the sunset, and was interviewed by the charming hosts. And instead of nesting falcons or middle school basketball games, their urgent news was the Tamarindo surf report and Happy Hour specials (high tide at 8AM, $2 Imperial Drafts).

I’m grateful for it all and so excited to see what happens next.