Lead Surf Coach / ISA Level 2 & Lifeguard Certified – “As a teenager, Andrea was on the Costa Rica Olympic team as a swimmer, she took to surfing in 1993. Andrea started competitive surf at a later age than most but quickly became one of the top female surfers in Costa Rica. She became a pro surfer and surfed for the Quicksilver Roxy team for 7 years traveling the world.
In her later years as a competitor, Andrea found herself a 2 time Costa Rica Women’s Master National Champion. She also became World number 5 highest rated Women’s Master surfer in the International Surfing Association. Among her many accolades over the years, she is very proud to have been on the cover of one of the largest Central American surf magazines called “Surfos”…1 of only 2 women ever to have been given the honor.
In addition to Andrea’s surf and swimming accomplishments, she’s also a physical trainer as well. Andrea’s favorite words of wisdom: “CHARGE IT! Go for it, don’t hesitate, believe in yourself, when in that mindset…that’s when the magic happens!”
About Costa Rica Women’s Program
This Womens all inclusive surf camp program is a labor of love, a passion of mine that I’ve wanted to bring to other women out there, not only to teach girls how to surf in the warm waters of Costa Rica but also, empower them to become better surfers both in and out of the water.I feel like my calling has always been to help mentor other women in some way and for me surfing is very similar to life…in the water there are ups and downs as there are in life. I feel like I not only teach women how to surf but I actually mentor to them on how to succeed; perhaps not just in the water but, outside of the water as well.
The mindset and commitment needed to paddle out into overhead surf with the fear of the unknown, lack of confidence or, whatever one might struggle with, is similar to the challenges in life like walking into their male dominated office workplace, a boardroom meeting or other demanding situations we women must face in our daily lives.My passion is to build my guests’ confidence level up bit by bit as the week moves on…pushing them outside of their comfort zones, driving them past their personal limitations…only to realize they can succeed after all. They just need the instruction, the motivation, the push, the support, the psychological breakthrough when the brain says and believes… “I can do this”. Its monumental to watch women transform while spending a week with us. It’s the most satisfying feeling in the world for me!