Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Surf-and-Slots Vacation

Head Out for a Surf-and-Slots Vacation in Costa Rica

For many surfers, a good trip out to the beach surfing is already enough of a vacation in itself, and sneaking off to ride a few waves in between hectic work weeks is more than most could ever ask for. Those who find themselves with a bit more time and the resources to actually go on vacation, however, can choose to head out to some of the world’s best surf spots, and enjoy some other forms of entertainment on the side.

Most of the world’s beaches and popular surf spots are now equipped with various establishments and resorts that cater to whatever tastes surfers may have. From restaurants to night clubs, surfers can enjoy a variety of experiences right after they get back to the shore, and those who enjoy a bit of gambling should be pleased to know that casino resorts have also sprung up in some of the world’s beaches.

Interested in taking a surfing vacation and playing on some slot machines on the side? Check out these three casinos:

1. Morgan’s Cove Resort & Casino
Jaco Beach in Costa Rica is undoubtedly one of the most renowned surfing spots in the world, and Morgan’s Cove has emerged as a casino that knows how to take full advantage of the beach’s reputation. Morgan’s Cove plays host to the Costa Rica Surf Camp, which gives tourists the chance to surf with and learn from some of Costa Rica’s best surfers. These surf lessons are recorded so that you can see your journey and development as a surfer as you enjoy the sun and surf, and then retreat to the resort’s casino and gaming floor after a long day.

2. Croc’s Casino Resort
Unlike Morgan’s Cove, Croc’s Casino Resort does not offer surf lessons, but it’s a good choice for those who are more inclined to relax. It has a 5-star pool for days when you don’t really feel like going out to the beach and riding some waves, as well as the most modern gaming facility in the Central Pacific, with over 150 slot machines and Las Vegas-style table games. Dealers are also carefully trained to be able to keep up with the demands of clientele who have played in Vegas casinos, an important consideration because, just as Intercasino explains, “you may have to deal with errors that could be committed by the dealer if you are playing in real life,” and dealer errors or disrespectful dealers can make or break a gaming experience.

3. Hotel Tamarindo Diria
Situated in Tamarindo Beach, Hotel Tamarindo Doria, what Hotel Tamarindo Diria offers is a great experience for the fitness buff. They cater to surfers of all different experience levels, as the world-famous waves of Tamarindo Beach are right at the hotel’s doorstep. Guests have complimentary access to a fitness center, tennis courts, and great jogging tracks along the beach. The casino in the hotel, appropriately called Petit Casino Diria, has 48 slot machines and live table games going on around the year. They have Vegas-style blackjack and poker tables, as well as electronic roulettes.

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What’s with all the sharks?

Thursday August, 16 2012
What’s the deal with all the great white shark sightings, encounters and incidents lately? It seems more and more great white sharks are showing up on local news channels, youtube videos and in pictures than ever before.

Recent news has seen a man killed by a great white shark in Australia, a photograph of a man in a kayak being tailed by the fin of a large white shark in cape cod followed in a short time span of a man getting his legs bit in the vice like grip of a great white shark on the east coast of the US.

On the west coast a larger than usual great white shark was caught on home video and showed up on the evening news in Venice beach. The shark was larger than the fishing vessel whos occupants filmed it. Not long before this a female lifeguard had a close encounter with a white shark while exercising on her paddleboard just past the break line at La Jolla shores beach in San Diego.

There is also the photo that surprised the surf photographer who was reviewing his film after shooting a surf session at a popular Encinitas beach and found what was confirmed to be the tail fin of a large white shark in the wave with the surfers.

A couple years ago in southern California viewers were surprised with a sup riders go pro video sensation of two white sharks swimming under his board. In 2008 the Solana beach community mourned the loss of a local resident who was fatally bitten by a large white shark closer to shore than was reported.

In southern California from Imperial Beach, Cardiff, Huntington beach to LA there are pictures and accounts from witnesses on the Shark Research Committee’s pacific coast shark news page.

The increase in white shark sightings is due to a number of factors, the main being that California law passed in 1994 making it illegal to fish or hunt the great white shark. After the late 70’s hit movie Jaws it became more popular than ever to hunt and kill the shark for trophies found in the fins, teeth and jaw-bones that could bring in thousands of dollars.

The sharks were less likely hunted to near extinction as was once believed but rather flee and give a wide berth to an area when the smell of one of their own is killed. In recent years whale watchers observed an orca or “killer whale” eating a great white shark after ramming it and turning it over forcing it into a catatonic state before feasting on the sharks liver. Researchers observed that this particular orca has a taste for sharks and others in the pod and other pods have learned to do so as well. Researchers also observed that tagged white sharks in the area fled the area of the orca attack on the white shark. Great whites in the area dove deep and traveled a sizable distance from the area after apparently smelling or sensing the incident even from miles away.

It is still not illegal to hunt, fish or kill the white shark in other areas of the world and the jaw bone trophies still fetch thousands of dollars.

Australian officials have considered lifting the ban on hunting the white shark as a way of dealing with the increase in attacks in the region.

There are some in California who would like to go against the ban and hunt the white shark again.
A more peaceful and eco friendly way to have more piece of mind and prevent sharks and humans from interacting in the wrong way is for more swimmers, surfers and divers to invest in the SharkShield ™ technology which has been tested and filmed turning sharks away including the great white due to the sharks sensitivity to a three directional wave form impacting its Ampullae of Lorenzini causing non damaging but uncontrollable spasms in the AL that cause it to flee the area.

The increase in incidents with sharks is also possibly due to the increase in human population and increase in humans in the water.

On a positive note for surfers, all the shark news may thin out the crowds and thin the line up for more un-crowded waves. One can only hope.

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How a Big Mac was healthy for me.

big mac Well, I used to think that if one is active enough and works out allot you can pretty much eat anything once in  a while outside of the obvious wrong of deep fried butter and the likes at the state fair and still be in good shape. With surfing being an active sport and being a surfer I felt I fit this category.  The fact is that it is more important how we nourish ourselves than almost anything else.

Obviously I was overlooking the fact that I am getting older, do not surf nearly as much as I did when I was a grom or in my twenties, live a bit inland now with the busyness of having a young family of toddler & grom. I also was fooling myself into thinking I had bought myself allot of leeway from my earlier years of  surfing allot.

*See cholesterol chart range for men and women in mg/dL U.S. and mmol/L Canada and most of Europe at the bottom of this article*

I have been lucky and active enough to always have had blood pressure, resting heart rate and other vital signs testing out  in the very good or top athlete range and on my most recent trip to the doc this was no exception.

However, my cholesterol blood test this time produced results that showed my low density lipoprotein’s (LDL cholesteral) were slightly elevated and my total cholesterol was just over 200 (desired results for a man are under 200). This was a fasting blood test and I did adhere to the fasting guidelines but the last thing I ate the night before at about 8 pm was a Juicy McDonalds big mac and some french fries.

Mind you I am not bashing the burger chain and actually like the McDonalds organization. Yes I know it is almost as though I was trying to skew the results of the test. My last few tests in recent years the docs said everything looked just fine. I have learned that eating fatty foods or red meats in the days before a lipid panel can skew the results but I am not blaming the big mac though I am sure it did not help. That week I had been eating more back yard barbeque and red meat than usual as well.

Well I all but stopped eating red meat and changed my deli meat lunches to skinless plain chicken that I would cook up in one night and store in the fridge to last all week. My lunches consisted of hollowed out bell peppers filled with chicken and some fruit & veggies on the side. I also decided to try a glass of some red wine about once a week. I found that the pinot noir type of red wines are best for all the health benefits that come from red wine and not to even bother with white wine. I also did some short little sprint workouts when I could squeeze them in.

Well, two months later my tests showed a big change with my LDL cholesterol dropping over 25 points, my total cholesterol under 200 and even my good High Density Lipoproteins (HDL “good cholesterol”) up 1 point.  (Good HDL’s patrol the blood stream and push the LDL along to prevent them from conglomerating and loitering in any spot along the stream).


Well I thank the Big Mac for changing my habits as had I tried to eat really healthy the week before the test I might have had different results and not changed my diet much. I think I will enjoy a good loco moco plate lunch only after a big exercise  if I’m lucky enough to be in the islands again or eat at one of the Hawaiian barbeque chains in southern California.

JamesDelMar Contributed by H.J. Dalton

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How to tell if a fin above the water belongs to a shark or dolphin

A sharks dorsal fin will have a straighter trailing edge while the dolphin and porpoise have a very curved trailing edge dorsal fin.
You can also feel confident in being able to spot a shark fin by knowing the sharks tail fins are vertical and sometimes break the surface ever so slightly behind the dorsal fin. Dolphins, porpoises and whales tail fins are horizontal. Many shark species also have the second small dorsal fin close to the tail that may be seen protruding from the water. See descriptive drawing below.

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