NP #86: 43 minutes with Coconut Harry… The man, the myth, the legend

If you’re familiar with Nosara then you’ve probably heard of, or may already know, ‘Coconut’ Harry Heinke. Harry is a fun guy with a solid Nosara history going back to the mid 90’s and I’m excited to share his episode with you.

Almost everyone traveling into Nosara is greeted by Coconut Harry’s old surf shop upon arrival into Guiones along Ruta 160. Harry sold the shop to ‘Coconut’ Steve Reyer (a previous Nosara Podcast guest) over a decade ago, yet his name continues to live on. In fact, Harry still enjoys a surf session followed by some cold Pilsens and a sunset more than anyone I know.

This episode covers: Harry’s journey to Nosara, introducing Nosara to Virginia Beach, the ‘old days’ of surf in Nosara about what the crowds and waves were like, opening and operating Coconut Harry’s Surf Shop, thoughts about Nosara’s growth, what he’s up to these days, his Nosara dislikes, 3 favorite restaurants, thoughts about politics these days and much more.

I hope you enjoy listening to Harry’s episode!

*If you don’t have time to watch the video podcasts remember audio only versions of the Nosara Podcast are available via iTunes or Spotify. You can adjust the speed of the episodes as well for YouTube and audio only versions.

2 Replies to “NP #86: 43 minutes with Coconut Harry… The man, the myth, the legend”

  1. Harry got me to Nosara in 2002 and back several times after. He will remember me as Red Beard and my friend Surfdog from VB. We used to see him jogging the boardwalk and dubbed him The Silver Surfer because the long locks. Nosara has changed since then. I took my wife to Nosara 2 years ago and was amazed at the change in the town but the wave was the same. Great podcast thanks for the refreshing the memories. Pura Vida!!

  2. My husband and his brother took our son to Nosara in 2004 and we have a framed picture of them with Harry at the shop. Lots of great stories from that trip. Thanks for the video from Larry, Michael, and Charlie French.

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