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You Can Ride Waves With the World's Top-ranked Surfers
Travel & Leisure Article 2022
March 13, 2022
Now 46 and a single mother of three children, she coaches rather than competes and is considered one of the top surf educators in the country. "Women have a different teaching style," she says. "We take more time to break down technique and help [surfers] find the sweet spot of a wave."
Surf Mama: Paddle Harder To Live Better
Mountain Life, live iy up Magazine
Feb 14, 2018
“My goal is to empower women through surfing. To give these ladies all the knowledge, give them take-home drills, and to build their confidence in the water so that they can become better surfers.” And better people.
Meet the Makers: Andrea Diaz
Faherty Clothing Brand
May 3rd, 2022
Andrea Diaz’s stoke for the ocean is contagious. Costa Rica’s first female surfing national champion grew up in the city and didn’t touch a board until she was 16.
She’d been pursuing an Olympic swimming career, but after just one surf session she gave up the pool and moved to Playa Grande to chase waves.
The charmed life of surfer Andrea Díaz
The Tico Times
August 21, 2012
Andrea Díaz went to Playa Colorado, Nicaragua, last month with the intention of winning a medal for Costa Rica in the International Surfing Association’s (ISA) World Master Surfing Championships. The 36-year-old surfer from Tamarindo knew what she had to do. Without much preparation before last year’s El Salvador’s Masters, she had surfed her way to the No. 5 spot for women over 35 – in the world.
First Silver Medal for Costa Rica during the Central American and Caribbean Games 2023
La Nación, News Paper
28 de junio 2023
Lia Diaz represented Costa Rica last June at the Central American and Caribbean Games, obtaining Costa Rica's First silver medal