“Owning and running a surf school in Costa Rica or Panama had never been a lifelong dream. It just kind of fell into my lap, so to speak. Growing up on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, I had long hoped to place roots in a peaceful, tropical environment, where I could share my love for surfing with my family and the community.
I have surfed around the world in places such as Australia, Bali, Baja, Maldives, Mentawai Islands, California, Fiji, Hawaii, Mexico, Tahiti, Panama, El Salvador, and Jamaica, but it wasn’t until I bought land in Costa Rica in 1995, that I was able to fulfill the pursuit of my dream… to live in an area with uncrowded surf and a peaceful lifestyle.
People come to Safari Surf to immerse themselves in culture…not just the Costa Rican culture but more importantly the “Surf Culture”! Nosara is an amazing blend of surf culture and native Costa Rica culture. I can say with certainly that there isn’t a better place in the world to experience this cool phenomenon!
Our approach to teaching others to surf is simple: patience and a sense of humor mixed with a vast knowledge of ocean environment. Our instructors truly enjoy what they are doing and it shows. Come with an open mind and an open heart, and I will guarantee you, you will not only learn to surf and understand the ocean but your entire outlook on life may change as well.”