When you live in Costa Rica, the trip to Panama’s Bocas Del Toro is but a hop, skip, and a jump away. That short jaunt is one that will bring you to thick barrels and some of the most rippable sections in Central America. After winning the 2015 ISA World Surfing Games, Costa Rica’s Noe Mar McGonagle (Men No. 35, 2015 Hot 100) made the decision to take some “down time” and get over to the Caribbean. If him winning the World Games wasn’t a big enough sign, let this edit prove to you that the kid’s got what it takes to shake up the surf world with fellow countryman Carlos Muñoz.