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Mal Pais & Santa Teresa -- A Side Story

Surfer culture is a beautiful culture. It's laid-back, communal, friendly, and lots of fun.

The surfers we've encountered on our journeys have never seemed like the guys in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" or Michaelangelo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where the surfer vocabulary is inundated with "dude" and "sweet."

...until we met a surfer from Mal Pais.

Not all surfers talk just like him and I'm not trying to generalize anyone. But to hear this guy talk "surfer talk" in REAL LIFE was so much fun!

(Note: this story only works if you make the Surfer sound like Michaelangelo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Surfer: Yo!!!! Welcome to Mal Pais! I'm Troy! (shakes our hands)
Derek: Hi! I'm Derek and this is Kristine.
Surfer: Sooo.. are you looking for surf lessons? The waves today are EPIC!
Derek: Yes, actually!
Surfer: SWEEEET! You can TOTALLY learn from me!
Derek: Great!
Surfer: Hold on... I have to get this call... BRAH!!! Check it... the waves are totally EPIC dude! Dudes be carvin those waves brah!.... what? Sweet! It'll be EPIC!
Derek: No problem... I'll think about it.
(Surfer makes a fist and lightly taps the fists we create after imitating his. We smile and happily walk away. He was so nice!)

This may seem evil but I wanted to stay just a little bit longer in hopes of him saying words such as "bodacious" and "cowabunga". It didn't happen, but one can always hope.

Posted by krisses 12:48 Archived in Costa Rica

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Well if you guys go surfing don't pull a bum trucker!
And Derek make sure you get a tan other wise you look like a cavefish!


by Daniel B

How to translate a words into Polish
"bodacious" and "cowabunga".

I think,
bodacious=nieudacznik (ktoś komu się ciągle nic nie udaje)
cowabunga=(ktoś bardzo niezgrabny w poruszaniu się)
but maybe I'm wrong.


by Tata

Nope, sorry Dad, that's all wrong, but thats ok :) not sure its possible to translate

by dariusz

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