Apr 26, 2018
Team PELAGIC takes home the WIN in Costa Rica!
April 14th, 2018 - Quepos, Costa Rica - Marina Pez Vela plays host to multiple prestigious big game events annually. Home of the world-famous PELAGIC Rockstar! Tournament, Marina Pez Vela is the perfect venue for savvy tournament teams looking to strike gold in billfish glory.
The 2018 Marina Pez Vela Open left no drama to chance as a last minute hookup propelled Team PELAGIC aboard MISS JUDY into the winner's circle.
"We were sitting in second place with 5 minutes left of fishing," said PELAGIC's Prez, Founder, and Tournament Team Captain - Ron Marlin Kawaja. "I said, ‘Let's have a beer for good luck and win this thing!’ Not more than 30-seconds later - I'm bit!!!" That bite turned out to be the fish they needed and locked them in for a 1st place finish and a $20,000 check.
Host Marina Pez Vela is a true gem of Costa Rica. Offering over 200 wet slips, 8 restaurants/bars, luxury condos, charter and tour center, and full-service yacht-yard with a 200-ton Marine Travelift, PELAGIC is proud to annouce that we have recently opened a retail flagship store located right along Marina Pez Vela's waterfront. Here, patrons can shop from the largest selection of PELAGIC Gear found anywhere in Central America.
Pelagic Prez and Founder, Ron Kawaja, tight to the last-minute MPV Open-winning fish! // Costa Rican sailfish are always a welcome sight.
Team PELAGIC aboard MISS JUDY from left to right: First Mate - Pariko; Ron Kawaja; Top Angler - Mario Cubillo; Captain Orlando.
PELAGIC is proud to call Marina Pez Vela a second home - Pura Vida!
The 2nd Annual PELAGIC Rockstar! Offshore Tournament (January 2018) at Marina Pez Vela saw 45 teams compete for over $300,000 with Team GAME PLAN taking home an impressive $107,070!
Big gallos haunt the waters surrounding Marina Pez Vela. // Captain Ron chases them aboard his 32' Regulator ROCKSTAR every chance he gets.
We're looking forward to the 2019 PELAGIC Rockstar! Offshore Tournament set for January 11-13, 2019!