All Events

The Paddle Battle welcomes the top racers from around Costa Rica to compete in the final race of the Costa Rican circuit, the Costa Rican National Championship.

  • 16 November 2019 - 16 November 2019
  • Las Catalinas

The Ninth Annual Costa Rica Blues Fest will take place on February 15, 2020

  • 15 February 2020 - 15 February 2020
  • The Papagayo Golf & Country Club Playas del Coco
  • Playa del Coco

August 7-9, 2020

FORMAT FOR 2019 (Update to follow)

BILLFISH DIVISION: Entry fee $500.00 per team. Eligible species for prizes: all billfish, dorado, tuna, wahoo
FUNFISH DIVISION: Entry fee $100.00 per team. Eligible species for prizes: dorado, tuna, wahoo, snapper, roosterfish.
JUNIORS: Juniors in the Funfish Division may enter a billfish which will count toward junior angler prizes only.

RELEASE VERIFICATION will be done with cell phone video.
The video MUST be without interruption showing the angler hooked up and
fighting the fish, the release and the fish swimming away.


Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, Cubera Snapper,-Minimum weight 20 pounds.
Sailfish, marlin, roosterfish – release only.
LINE: Maximum 30 pound test-Momoi Diamond line suggested.

PRIZES: Trophies and merchandise will be awarded for:
- Heaviest Fish of Each Species
- Most Releases of ‘release’ species
- Top Male Angler
- Top Female Angler
- Top Junior Angler


  • 07 August 2020 - 09 August 2020
  • Flamingo -Various Locations