On the seventh day of our trip we got our fourth recruit, Anya Estrov. Anya arrived at Quepos Airport (where we pick up all of our guests) at 9a. We hit the beach at 530a for a dawn patrol. I got a nice little shallow barrel and headed in to grab her while the other crew stayed at the beach. Then we all hung out at the beach for the remainder of the day. In this video you can see how the beachbreak at Dominical can go from low tide drainers to fun crumbly high tide walls. There are more than a few closeouts but there are also plenty of great corners if you know where to look. This is great practice for all beach breaks around the world—finding that one wave that will allow you a longer ride—and learning to find the line that will get you up the face and into the speed section. Johan seemed to never get out of the water this day. Mariza and Christina paddled out three separate times, and Mariza broke her leash. It's kind of a surfing rite of passage to break a leash or a board, so kudos to her for charging! As you may also notice, everyone is switching up boards between the 7'2" and 7'6" Colo Ticos, the 9' Soft Top (original version with the harder bottom and sharkskin top), and the 9'4" quad (not sure shaper). Riding different equipment aids in board and wave knowledge and paddling skills because it forces one to adjust his or her weight to the new dimensions, volume, and curves. This is a foundation of our approach both in Costa Rica and New York, and hence the reason why we try to operate with a solid quiver at all times.