Southbound with Slater and Lopez

Central America, it's a trip most every gringo surfer is duty-bound to make. Bored with our state park campgrounds and coastal highways, it's our closest exotic. But after a few trips, you'd think the typical A-list pro would have graduated from mid-latitude waters to greater surfing grounds further afield. Costa Rica's for college kids and old guys, right? Na. Kelly Slater and Cory Lopez still have roots. In the case of the two orida boys that means -- and always will mean -- trading doldrums for a tactical strike down south. How could that ever get old?

Yes, even the some of the top surfers get a little freesurf in on vacation.

Video filmed/edited by Graham Nash

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