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02 Coaches & Guides
Surf Coaches & Guides
- Ecuador -
With Safari since 2008
ISA Level 2 Surf Coach & Lifeguard
03 Our Crew
Cast of Characters
- Ecuador -
Nico & Marina Almeida
Meet Marina and Nico!
Nico grew up living in Florida and Massachusetts, but soon after he graduated he found his love for travel. He is also, as most anyone who has ever gotten on a surfboard, in love with surfing. He learned to surf as a young teen and unlike most, he has found a way to take this love to a new level by moving around the world to experience the surf in each new place. He would teach surf lessons in most places as he traveled and this is what led him to Costa Rica, where he became a part of the Safari Surf team for over 5 years.
Marina grew up in Connecticut, but once she got the taste for travel she was hooked. With many passions and the desire to always keep learning she was unsure of what direction she wanted to go in life. In her travels she did her yoga teacher training where she deepened her practice and became a passionate teacher. She loves being able to teach and share her practice with her students in all of her travels.
When Marina and Nico met their love for traveling was a huge commonality for them. They moved to Panama where Nico helped start the Safari Surf location, which is where Marina got the surfing bug. As they continued their travels and searched for the right place to call home, they found the coastal town of Ayampe in Ecuador. They fell in love with Ayampe and built their dream home. They are excited to share the beauty that Ecuador has to offer with Safari Surf guests.
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