Pura vida
Pura vida literally means Pura = pure and vida = life, but "Pure life" in Spanish would be "Vida pura" instead, so the real meaning is closer to "plenty of life", "full of life", "this is living!", "going great", "real living", or "cool!" It can be used both as a greeting and a farewell, to express satisfaction, to politely express indifference when describing something or even to say "thank you". The phrase has become widely known; this highly flexible statement has been used by many Costa Ricans (and expatriates) since 1956.

" In 2006 when i won my world title in Costa Rica i came across this local saying.... and this is how i live my life ... "



Name : Josh Constable
D.O.B : 01/12/1980
Born : Noosa Heads, Queensland Australia
Status : Married; Anna Constable, sons Jet & Jive
Current Residence : Noosa Heads, Queensland Australia
Vitals : 6’2”, 87 kgs
Stance : Regular
Career Background:
1 ASP World Title
5 Australian Longboard Titles
1 Australian S.U.P. Title
4 Noosa Festival of Surfing Pro Titles
37 Career Titles
Multiple ALB Surfer Poll Award Wins

Born & bred on the doorstep of Noosa National Park & its famed surfing points, Josh grew up eating sand and playing on the shore as his dad Ben surfed. By the time he was walking, he was out in the lineup with the old man. Not long after this he was competing in local junior boardriders events. As a teenager he began doing the rounds of the Junior Series along side Fanning, Parko & Durbo. A family holiday in Byron Bay was where he discovered longboarding and began to juggle competing in shortboard & longboard events. As a family, they all joined the Noosa Malibu Club. It was a tight knit group of local families with contests, barbeques, and parties being the norm. Success & dedication to the club was rewarded when Josh was made a life member of the NMC in 2009.

With absolute focus on winning events it wasn't long before he was living out his dream. Josh began competing professionally at a young age of 15 on the Australian Professional Longboard Circuit, with amazing results. In only his first year he qualified to represent Australia, at the Oxbow World Longboard Championships, in Hawaii.

In 1998 he traveled to the USA, as a 17 year old, where he competed in the US Open of Longboarding in Huntington California, and made it into the final. This made him one of only two international competitors to make it to the finals, which he repeated a few years later. Josh became one of few international surfers ever to make the prestigious cover of Longboard Magazine in the United States.

By 2006, Josh had already cemented his place in competition longboard events. He then went on to make history by winning the ASP World Longboard Title, placing his name alongside the legendary Nat Young, Joel Tudor, Bonga Perkins and other greats as winners of this most prestigious title. In doing so he was named by Longboard Magazine in the US, as one of the most influential surfers of the past 15 years. These achievements cemented his reputation globally as the ‘one’ & he set about redefining the sport of competitive high performance longboarding.

In 2009 Josh went on to win yet another Australian Title, giving him 5 Titles in his career, thus making him the only surfer in the history of Australian Longboarding to accomplish that feat. He then made history again by winning the first ever Australian Stand Up Paddle Title in the same year.

Nominated 5 times as Sports Star of the Year, Josh claimed the title in 2006, beating recognised athletes from a diverse range of sports who had competed at Olympic & World Championship level. His name now sits alongside the likes of Julian Wilson, Pat Rafter, Dean & Darren Mercer, Lisa Curry, Craig Lowndes as QLD titleholders.

This year, 2011 saw Josh claim the Hyundai Pro Longboard Title in New Zealand, after winning an unprecedented 3 out of 4 events and placing 2nd in the last event. He became the first international surfer to ever win this series. He then backed up by winning the ASP Australasian Longboard Tour for the second consecutive year.

After achieving all the success, racking up an amazing 37 career titles, Josh has decided to slow down his competitive goals, seeking only to compete in specialty events. He will be heading to different surf spots around the globe with a great crew of videographers & photographers to put down some film & stills for his up coming magazine profiles, movies & a possible cable TV series. He will still compete in specialty events, but without the full time grind of the tour that has encompassed the past 15 years.

Look out for him taking on 5 of the best all time surfers in the Maldives, coming up in August, at the Surfing Champions Trophy. http://www.surfingchampionstrophy.com/

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