Tim Marsh

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Tim has been surfing for over 30 years. During his grom years in Hawaii, he competed in local Hawaiian Surfing Association and NSSA events. After high school, Tim moved to California to further his education and continue his competitive surfing career. In 1995, he sold his belongings and moved to Costa Rica with his wife,… Read more »

Marsi Marsh

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Marsi is a former high school English teacher who received her bachelor’s degree and teaching credential from San Diego State University. In her years as a teacher she specialized in language acquisition and reading development, creating successful programs for the teaching of English to immigrant students. As Safari Surf grew, Marsi left teaching to become… Read more »

Peter Lewis

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Peter Lewis is an ambassador of “Costa Rican “pura vida,” and brings to Safari Surf a lifetime of professional expertise and surf travel expe- rience. His introduction to surfing in Ocean City, New Jersey in 1966 sparked an enduring passion that laid the framework for a lifetime of riding waves. Graduating from college in San… Read more »

Carl Kish

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Carl Kish

Originally from San Francisco, Carl graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Management. As an intern for the Center for Surf Research at SDSU, Carl helped the Center’s director develop the Sustainable Surf Tourism Certification Program and acted as a sustainability consultant for Tavarua Island Resort and the… Read more »

Pio Ruiz

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Pio is a Nosara native and top local surfer who’s been instructing with Safari Surf School for more than 13 years. He speaks fluent English, and loves to work with families, especially if he can get one of the kids to be the first to catch a wave! Pio has excellent wave and people skills!… Read more »

Alonso “Chumino” Aragon

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Alonso, otherwise known as “Chumino” to his good friends, has been with Safari Surf School for over 5 years and is another one of the top your surfing talents in Nosara. He really enjoys meeting and teaching tourists from all over the world. He has a special place with the kids though… they just love… Read more »

Helberth Ruiz

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Helberth is a Nosara local and one of the best surfers in the water! He has been surfing almost as long as he has been walking. He is passionate about teaching the art of surfing and he enjoys meeting the guests that come to us in Costa Rica from all over the world. His smile… Read more »

Tinis Gomar

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My name is Tinis Gomar and I was born in Costa Rica. I am 26 years old and a local here in Nosara. I’ve been surfing for 5 years, and have been teaching surfing professionally around Nosara and Malpais for 3 years now. I just love what I do! It’s a pleasure to make people… Read more »

Luis Matamoros

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Luis is Safari Surf’s newest edition to the family…he is extremely well qualified instructor who is an amazing surfer himself. Luis is always smiling and his “pura vida” vibe is infectious! Luis is a local Nosara tico who has been around and worked hard for the last few years to become a top instructor. Luis is an ISA Certified Level… Read more »