Santa Teresa Surf Report

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July 14, 2014
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Surfing in Santa Teresa beach

Tuesday June 10th 2014. Very good surfing in Santa Teresa beach today. New swell filled in with more energy and waves were a bit overhead with sporadic bigger sets at exposed breaks. Conditions were a bit messy due to last night’s rain, however there were some very good waves rolling in at the beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary as well as on the rest of the beach break all the way down to La Lora. The point break upfront our Surf Camp was working a bit inconsistent, and the wait was long but worthy.  There were a few square barrels over the rock! and then the wave kept rolling all the way into the beach break!

Surfing in Santa Teresa beach

Surfing in Santa Teresa beach

Monday June 9th 2014. Today there was excellent surfing in Santa Teresa beach ! New swell filling in and waves were head high with a few slightly bigger sets. Very good conditions in the morning, glassy water, a very soft offshore breeze and dozens of good peaks down the beach from Blue Surf Sanctuary Hotel. It was hollower early when the tide was low and there were lots of beautiful, rounded and easy to get barrels, all over the beach break. The surf was very peaky and waves were rolling open all the way in. Afternoon was choppier and stormy, yet there were some fun waves to ride!

Sunday June 8th, 2014. Very good surfing in Santa Teresa beach today. Old SSW swell is easing and a new S swell slowly starting to fill in. Waves were on the chest to shoulder high range and conditions nice and clean. Early morning was better, with glassy water and some nice, long rolling rides at the beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Then the Tide moved in to much and the waves got a bit mushy, still fun on a more buoyant board.

Surfing in Santa Teresa beach

Surfing in Santa Teresa beach

Friday, June 6th 2014. Today surfing in Santa Teresa Beach was fairly good . Diminishing SSW swell made waves drop in size to the head high range, with a few bigger sets at exposed breaks. The beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary was working nice all morning with the high tide, and some very fun rides rolled in. The South facing pointbreaks near Cabuya really felt the decrease on the swell energy but still had some good moments. Conditions were quite clean all morning till wind started blowing onshore near noon.

June 16, 2014
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Surf in Santa Teresa

Wednesday, June 4th , 2014. Big surf in Santa Teresa today, Mal Pais and all nearby breaks. SSW swell filled in with wave reaching double overhead at exposed breaks. The beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary wasn’t holding the size and looked quite messy and unorganized, with big peaks everywhere. However, there were still a few keen surfers that went out anyhow and got really good rides! South facing point breaks near Cabuya and Montezuma were working good today.

Santa Teresa Surf Report

Santa Teresa Surf Report

 

Tuesday June 3rd 2014. Surf  in Santa Teresa beach was good today. New SSW swell is moving in and there’s clearly more energy in the water. Waves were well overhead to overhead and a half, and bigger sets broke sporadically at exposed breaks. Conditions were still a bit messy and unorganized but there were some very fun rides at the peak at Blue Surf Adventures surf camp and further down the beach at La Lora. Suck rock wasn’t working today, seems like the angle is to far from the south to get on it, however the shorter periods arrive tomorrow and that might make it work. South facing Breaks like Cabuya, Lajas and Cedros had very good surf this morning.

Sunday June 1st, 2014. Today in Playa Santa Teresa surf was good . Waves were a bit bigger than yesterday, reaching overhead to overhead and a half sets at exposed breaks. New energy from the SSW is filling in, and yet there’s more to come from the S in the middle of the week. Conditions were not very clean today. Day begun with rain and although sun came out later from time to time, water remained mostly messy and unorganized. However, there were still lots of fun rides at the beach break near Blue Surf Sanctuary that nobody was surfing as everyone went South to surf the more sheltered point break at Lajas, Cabuya, that was working rather well with half the size.

Santa Teresa Surf

Santa Teresa Surf

Saturday, May 31st, 2014. Good surf this morning in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Conditions were a bit stormy and rainy, but cleaned out from time to time. Surf was overhead with the SSW swell mix that is now hitting our shore. Everybody is looking forward to the new SSW swell filling in tonight and the S swell filling in on Wednesday. If the forecast is right, we’ll have a solid surf week! This morning, there were some very good waves at the beach break near La Lora, just a short walk from Blue Surf Sanctuary Hotel. Waves were peaky and opening, it was quite fun while the water was glassy.

Santa Teresa Surf Report

Santa Teresa Surf Report

Friday, May 30th, 2014. Waves were on the head high to a few feet overhead range resulting in good surf in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais area this morning .  Conditions again a bit stormy early at dawn, but pretty clean and glassy for a long window of time the rest of the morning. Right upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary Hotel beach access, the point break, “Suck Rock” was working pretty well and consistent. The beach break was fun too and there were some very fun rides at “La Lora” and nearby peaks.

June 15, 2014
by Toro
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Great Surfing at Santa Teresa beach

Thursday May 29th 2014. Surf was very fun today in Santa Teresa beach. Mid period SSW swell continues and waves were between head high and a couple feet overhead. Early morning conditions were a bit messy and stormy due to last night’s rain. Waves got much better as tide started dropping and weather clearing up. Some very fun rides rolled at the point break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary Hotel’s beach access. Before swell starts easing there’s a bigger one that has been forecast to fill in the next week!

Santa Teresa Beach

Santa Teresa Beach

Sunday, May 4th 2014. Good surfing day at Santa Teresa beach. Waves were in the waist to chest high range and old swell continues to fade very slowly. Conditions were good in the morning and there were some very fun waves at the peak upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Afternoon surf was a bit choppier, but still fun and a few long rides rolled in at the beach break.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014. Fair surfing at Santa Teresa beach today. Waves getting smaller as old SSW swell eases were today in the waist to chest high range. Lots of very thick clouds full of water moving around kept conditions inconsistent, sometimes clean, sometimes a bit choppy, but overall today was a bit messy. We had a very fun session at the peak upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary this afternoon, when a few long mushy rides rolled all the way in!

Stormy Surfing at Santa Teresa Beach

Stormy Surfing at Santa Teresa Beach

Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Fair surfing at Santa Teresa beach and nearby breaks. Waves were in the chest to shoulder high range with few head high sets at exposed breaks. Skies overcast and quite enough rain to get everything very wet. Surf conditions were a bit stormy, although here was a short good window in the morning, but it was mostly choppy and messy. However, there were still some very fun rides at the peak upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary on our afternoon session!

Surfing at Santa Teresa Beach

Surfing at Santa Teresa Beach

Monday, April 28th, 2014. Very good surfing at Santa Teresa beach. SSW swell fading away and waves were a bit smaller, a few feet overhead with some sporadic bigger sets at exposed breaks. Early morning was a bit unorganized yet very glassy. Waves woke up later and the point break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary was working quite good. There were also some very good rights off the north point in Playa Hermosa and some big hollow barrels spitting out dragon breath there! Afternoon session was choppy and unorganized.

May 15, 2014
by Toro
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Santa Teresa Surf School

Waves Near our Santa Teresa Surf School

Waves Near our Santa Teresa Surf School

Saturday, April 26th, 2014. Great surfing day today near our Santa Teresa Surf School! Waves were well overhead to double overhead size, and conditions clean and glassy in the morning. Epic session at Suck Rock, the point break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Some good open waves rolled up all the way to the beach. The beach break was very good too at dawn and perhaps will get better tomorrow when the swell starts fading away and the shorter periods move in.

Ah, the nationals were held at Playa Carmen today, surfers came in from all Costa Rica to compete for another date of the Circuito Nacional. Hope they had fun, they waves were too good to go watch…

Awesome Surf in Santa Teresa

Awesome Surf in Santa Teresa

Friday, April 25th, 2014. Surf was good today in Santa Teresa, however not as good as everybody was expecting. The new SSW swell is filling in slowly, and waves didn’t looked bigger until the late afternoon, reaching a few feet overhead on the sporadic bigger sets. Morning conditions were semi clean and the beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary and our Santa Teresa Surf School was a bit closing out. There were some fun rides at Playa Hermosa and at Playa Carmen in the morning. Sunset session was fun at the point break upfront our surf camp, even with the choppy conditions. Everybody is going to bed early tonight as there are big expectations for the surf at dawn!

Beautiful Santa Teresa Surf

Beautiful Santa Teresa Surf

Thursday, April 24th, 2014. Very good surf this morning in Playa Hermosa and Santa Teresa. Waves were on the shoulder to head high range with a few much bigger sets coming in at sunset time as new SSW swell forerunners start to show up. Morning with mid tide coming up and perfect clean conditions and glassy water. Lots of super fun open rides rolled in at the beach break in Playa Hermosa, just 5 min away from Blue Surf Sanctuary.

Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Tuesday April 22nd 2014. Very good surf today in Santa Teresa and nearby breaks. Waves were a bit overhead in the morning and smaller in the afternoon as SSW swell slowly starts to fade away. Good and very clean conditions with glassy water and light offshore wind in the morning. Skies overcast and a few drops fell, not enough to wash the car though. There were some very fun rides at the peak upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary in the afternoon with the mid tide coming up.

Santa Teresa SW Swell

Santa Teresa SW Swell

Monday April 21st 2014. It was a good surfing day at Playa Santa Teresa and nearby breaks. New SSW swell started to show up, but it wasn’t as strong as we were expecting. Waves on the head to overhead high range and some well overhead sets at very exposed breaks were sporadic. There were some good rides at the beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary but many closeouts with the high tide, that happened both in the morning as in the afternoon. Clean and glassy conditions in the early morning lasted till 10am when strong S wind moved in.

May 14, 2014
by Toro
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Surf Santa Teresa

Surf Santa Teresa

Surf Santa Teresa

Sunday April 20th 2014. Very good surf this morning in Playa Santa Teresa. Waves were on the head to slightly overhead high range as old SSW swell eases and new SSW swell builds in. Clean and glassy conditions in the early morning and some nice waves at the beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Suck Rock was barely working and there were some few tube rides out there too. Wind picked up early and surf got pretty choppy. Beautiful weather and sunny skies!

Catching some Santa Teresa Surf

Catching some Santa Teresa Surf

Saturday April 19th 2014. Very good surf today in Santa Teresa beach. Waves were in the head high range and reaching overhead in the afternoon as the new SSW swell continues to fill in. High tide in the early morning and late afternoon was closing out a bit and there was a little backwash at the beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. The low tide was opening much better but the wind picked up through the middle of the day and conditions were a bit choppy. Swell holds tomorrow and more swell moves in on Monday!

Santa Teresa Beach Birds

Santa Teresa Beach Birds

Friday, April 18th, 2014. Good surfing today in Santa Teresa beach. Waves were in the waist to chest high range with some bigger sets in the afternoon as ne SSW swell slowly starts to fill in. Light offshore wind in the morning and clean conditions for a very fun session at Playa Hermosa. Nice weather and mostly clean skies. Afternoon session, with more power in the water due to the incoming swell, was good at the beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Some nice open waves rolled in although conditions were a bit messy

Wednesday April 16th, 2014. Surf was fairly good today in Santa Teresa. Easing SW swell and waves on the chest to head high range. Conditions were a bit messy in the early morning and it got very windy by midday. However, there were some fun rides at the peak upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Afternoon session was also messy and unorganized, but a few bigger sets rolled in more open. Swell continues to ease through the week but a new SSW builds in on Saturday!

Waves of the Santa Teresa Surf

Waves of the Santa Teresa Surf

Monday April 14th 2014. Surf was very good today in Santa Teresa. Waves were shoulder to head high with a few bigger sets late in the afternoon. New SW swell slowly filling in, but the reef hasn’t quite started working yet. The beach break was fun and there were lots of very fun rides at the peak upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Clean conditions in the morning and glassy water.

4-19-2014 Santa Teresa Surf Report

April 20, 2014
by Toro
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Surf on Playa Santa Teresa

Surf on Playa Santa Teresa

Surf on Playa Santa Teresa

Sunday April 13th 2014. Surf on Playa Santa Teresa was very good today. Morning session was excellent at the beach break. Waves were clean steep and very fun! Clean conditions and glassy water, which has been a few degrees colder than usual this past couple of days. We had proper rain yesterday for the first time in months, however no signs of rain almost left today. Very good surfing at the peak upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary and all the way down the beach! Stronger SW swell moves in tomorrow and we’re all hoping to see some action at the reef.

Saturday April 12th 2014. Surf on Playa Santa Teresa and Mal Pais was very good today. Waves were on the chest to shoulder high range with some bigger sets as the new SW swell slowly fills in. Morning conditions were clean and glassy. Waves were steep and hollow and there were some clean tube rides over the sand bar at the peak upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary.

Playa Santa Teresa Sunset

Playa Santa Teresa Sunset

Friday April 11th, 2014. Surf on Playa Santa Teresa and in nearby Playa Hermosa was very good today. New SW swell is slowly filling in and waves were in the chest to shoulder high range. Hollow and fast in the morning with the low tide coming up, and there were some nice barrel rides at the beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Clean conditions and skies partially clouded in the morning, and overcast in the afternoon. Weather starting to change into green season and we had a few drops for the first time in months today.

Tuesday April 10th, 2014. Good Surf on Playa Santa Teresa. Waves were holding on the waist to chest high. Remains of the old SW swell and a bit of energy started filling in from the building new SW swell in the afternoon. conditions were clean and glassy. Lots of fun waves at the beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Light offshore wind in the afternoon and some mushy but long breaking waves rolled in!

Wednesday April 9th 2014. Good surf in Santa Teresa, Mal Pais today. Waves were on the waist to chest high range, slightly smaller than yesterday as the old SW swell continues to fade. Morning session was very fun, and some good waves broke at the beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Afternoon was a bit choppier and messy, but still some few good rides rolled in.

Tuesday April 8, 2014. Surf was good today in playa Santa Teresa. Waves were in the waist to chest high range and getting smaller through the day as SW swell slowly eases. Conditions were nice and clean in the early morning and there were some very good rides at the peak upfront BLue Surf Sanctuary. Waves were steep and hollow when they hit the sand bar with the low tide, yet open and easy to catch!

Saturday, April 5, 2014. Very good surf this morning in Santa Teresa. Tide dropping and conditions clean and glassy. Long wait between sets, but worth waiting for. Waves were chest to head high as new SW swell is building. Afternoon session was choppy and quite messy but still some fun ones rolled in at the peak upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary.

April 19, 2014
by Toro
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Playa Santa Teresa

Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Surf was good today in Playa Santa Teresa. Waves were smaller than yesterday as ground swell continues to fade. Surf was around waist to chest high. Conditions were nice and clean almost all day long. Consistent offshore since 4 am till late morning helped building up the waves for a fun session upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Afternoon session was also fun, and the break moved closer to the shore due to a very high high tide. Little swell reinforcement was forecasted for tomorrow, cross your fingers!

Scoping the beach break - Playa Santa Teresa

Scoping the beach break – Playa Santa Teresa

Monday March 31st 2014. Surf was good today in playa Santa Teresa. Swell is filling in very slowly, and waves were only in the waist to chest high range. Clean and glassy conditions in the morning, and some fun long rolling waves broke at the beach break up front Blue Surf Sanctuary. Swell should kick in tomorrow and we expect bigger waves holding the same good shape.

High Tide Playa Santa Teresa

High Tide Playa Santa Teresa

Saturday March 29th 2014. Surf was small today in playa Santa Teresa, in the waist high range, and although conditions were clean, surf wasn’t very good. Beautiful weather and some very fun and mellow beginner waves at Playa Hermosa, as well as at the beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Old SW swell has almost faded out completely, and tomorrow a new SSW swell will slowly start to fill in.

Surf Package at Playa Santa Teresa

Surf Package at Playa Santa Teresa

Thursday March 27th 2014. Very good surf today in playa Santa Teresa and playa Hermosa. Waves were getting smaller as the old swell continues to fade, but still most of the surf was in the chest to shoulder high range. Conditions were clean in the morning and again messy in the afternoon. Morning session was very fun in Playa Hermosa, and lots of fun rides were rolling in! The peak upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary was working too and some really good waves came in here as well.

View of Playa Santa Teresa

View of Playa Santa Teresa

Wednesday March 26th 2014. Surf was good today in playa Santa Teresa. Waves were on the waist to chest high range as the swell slowly starts to fade. Nice and Clean conditions for the morning session and many fun rides rolled in at the peak upfront Blue surf Sanctuary. Afternoon was a lot choppier and waves were closing a bit at the dead low tide. Swell will continue to fade out until the weekend, but a new SSW swell fills in on Monday!

Playa Santa Teresa

Playa Santa Teresa

April 11, 2014
by Aaron
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Kelly Slater leaves Quiksilver to team up with Kering

Quiksilver has sponsored Kelly Slater for 23 years. For the last 23 years, he has been sporting their paraphernalia and stickers all over his surfboards. It is rare to even find a magazine shot of Kelly Slater without seeing the words Quiksilver strewn somewhere in the background. His departure was announced so close to April Fools Day that, at first, many people assumed that this was a joke but alas, it is not. Kelly Slater has officially announced that he has left the popular Quiksilver brand and that he will now forge a new relationship with Kering.

Kering is the family-controlled umbrella company that carries such brands such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, Puma and Volcom. They develop luxury and sport/lifestyle brands and although a seemingly unlikely choice for Kelly, he seems to be quite happy and content with his decision to join their team. Kering will apparently help Kelly Slater develop his own sports line.

“For years I’ve dreamt of developing a brand that combines my love of clean living, responsibility and style. So I am excited to tell you that I’ve chosen The Kering Group as a partner. They share my values and have the ability to support me in all of my endeavors.”

Kelly Slater signed up with Quiksilver in 1990 when he was only 18. Shortly after he signed with them, he won the Body Glove Surfbout at Lower Trestles and he was quickly catapulted to the world surfing stage. Since his debut, Kelly Slater has won 11 world surfing champions under the Quiksilver name.

Bob McKnight, the former CEO of Quiksilver, didn’t have much to say about Kelly’s departure. One must wonder whether it came as a shock to them just as it was to the general public. Bob McKnight did say a few, kind words about Kelly and his past relationship with Quiksilver.

“Kelly has been a part of the Quiksilver family for over 20 years. It’s been an incredible journey watching him grow from a young surfer with great potential to the 11-time World Champion he is today. We wish Kelly all the best as he enters this next phase of his career.”

Could the fact that Kelly Slater is the world’s best surfer, but he isn’t the highest paid surfer in the world right now have had something to do with it? I’m sure it was at least somewhere there in the back of his mind. What do you think?

April 10, 2014
by Toro
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Costa Rica Surf Camp

Tuesday March 25th 2014. Surf was good today at the peak upfront our Costa Rica Surf Camp. Waves were on the chest to head high range with some bigger sets at exposed breaks. SW swell peaked today and waves will start getting smaller in the next few days. Conditions were nice and clean in the early morning. A light onshore wind started blowing before noon, and conditions went choppy and a bit messy till the end of the day.

Thursday March 20th 2014. At our Costa Rica Surf Camp the Surf was very fun today. Waves were in the knee to waist high range, with very clean conditions. High tide in the early morning and in the afternoon was mushy and ideal for longboarding. There were many very fun rides at the peak upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Weather was beautiful and water warm and clear as usual. New S and SSW combo slowly starts to build in for th end of the weekend!

Sunday March 16th 2014. Very good surf today in Santa Teresa beach. Waves were head high with some few bigger sets. Very clean conditions in the morning. Surf was mushy in the outside with the low tide, and getting very hollow as it hit the sand bar in the shore break. All our campers had a great session this morning and some of them got today the best waves of their lives so far! Easy to catch, nice to ride long rolling all the way in. Afternoon session was not that good, conditions went a bit choppy and messy but it was still fun at the peak up front Blue Surf Sanctuary.

Saturday March 15th 2014. Very good surf in Santa Teresa. Clean and glassy conditions in the morning and some very good rides at the peak upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Low tide was mushy on the outside and standing quite steep at the sand bar in the shore break. Waves were on the head to slightly overhead size range. Afternoon session was not promising at 4pm, but the surf got much better at 5pm when the wind stopped. Almost no one out and perfect A-frames at the beach break! The surf went on till late and when the sun was gone, the waves got illuminated by a huge moon and a lot of fluorescence in the water.

Thursday March 13 2014. Good surf in Santa Teresa Beach. Morning conditions were clean and glassy and we had a very good session at Playa Hermosa. Waves were hollow and there were some nice barrels. The left at the south end was better but there were some nice rights coming in too. The beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary was fun even in the afternoon when conditions were a bit choppier. Waves were in the shoulder to head high range as the new SSW swell slowly fills in. Many went to surf Lajas and other South facing point breaks, that were not working quite good.

April 7, 2014
by Toro
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Surf in Santa Teresa

Wednesday March 12 2014. The surf in Santa Teresa was a bit bigger today and was pretty good all over. There were very good waves at La Lora and nearby spots, also down at playa Carmen and at Playa Hermosa. Swell isn’t very consistent yet, and there were windows when the surf will get more powerful followed by long lulls. Conditions very nice and clean in the morning and weather sunny with some small clouds moving around. There were some very fun head high waves rolling in at the peak up front Blue Surf Sanctuary.

Tuesday March 11th 2014. The surf in Santa Teresa was good today. Waves were waist to chest high, with some few bigger sets. New SSW swell is slowly building and we expect bigger surf tomorrow. The surf was better during a long window in the morning, between 7 am and 9 am, when conditions were very nice and clean. Lots of long open rides at the beach break up front Blue Surf Sanctuary.

Surf in Santa Teresa

Surf in Santa Teresa

Monday March 10th 2014. Surf was good today in Santa Teresa. Morning conditions were perfectly clean and glassy. Waves on the chest to shoulder high range were very good upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Playa Hermosa was working even better all morning with the high tide. Skies sunny in the morning and very overcast in the afternoon. For several days now, we been having rain clouds going around, but not a drop fell in Santa Teresa.

Saturday March 8th 2014. Very good surf in Santa Teresa today. Swell started fading and waves were lot smaller, around chest to head on the biggest sets. However the waves were a lot cleaner and rolled a lot longer! There were some very fun and playful waves down at the beach break upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary Hotel. Skies overcast and some clouds even looked like they were bringing rain, but not yet. Afternoon session was very fun and there were some good barrels at the sand bar!

Santa Teresa Surf

Santa Teresa Surf

Friday March 7th 2014. The surf in Santa Teresa was excellent today! Waves were holding on the slightly overhead size, with few bigger sets at exposed breaks. Lots of amazing rides at the beach break and at the point upfront Blue Surf Sanctuary. Morning was clean and glassy and weather was nice with mostly overcast skies. Afternoon was again a bit choppy but still quite fun!