Surf Instructors

We do not “import” instructors from other countries as many other surf schools do, except for a select few that feel like family. We prefer to stay “home grown”.

Safari Surf School has the highest standards for its instructors with regards to training. All of our instructors are ISA Level 1 or higher certified ; All instructors belong to the RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society) and have their NARS (National Aquatic Rescue Standard) Certification. All surf instructors speak English and Spanish.

This is win / win for everyone in that the guests are supporting the local people AND they get to meet and befriend local people which is why they come to visit Costa Rica in the first place!

Staying in the theme of sustainable programs, Safari Surf School has trained its instructors to be the best at what they do, and being the best means SSS compensates them best. Safari Surf not only has the highest pay but we also pay for our local instructors:

  • Social Security
  • Vacation pay
  • Medical & Dental insurance
  • Worker Compensation
  • English classes