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Team Panama

The Panama Staff

01 Introduction

Locals Only

Team Panama

Panama

Safari Surf hires and trains local staff & surf instructors only.

Being a sustainably conscious business we feel not only is this the right policy for us to adhere to but also we have very low staff turnover. This is essential for building a consistent and high quality surf program!
Working together for so many years has created a tight-knit group that are like a second family, rather than just co-workers. It is a welcoming feeling that our guests pick up on right away. The feeling like you are amongst old friends who want nothing but the best for you on your trip. This is the “secret sauce” that sets our program and vacation experiences apart from others!

02 Coaches & Guides

Professionals

Team Panama

Surf Coaches & Guides

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Cristobal 'Trico' Rangel

With Safari since 2016
ISA Level 1 Surf Coach & Lifeguard

Trico surf
“Surfing to me is a way of life, a culture, a vibe, a passion. I love meeting new people everyday at my job. I don’t even really think it is a job because I enjoy myself so much. I love to making guests feel at home and happy both in and out of the water!”
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Adam

With Safari since 2019
ISA Level 1 Surf Coach & Lifeguard

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“Teaching surfing for me is not a job, it’s a passion project. I love making people smile and enjoy the ocean like I do. Getting to meet cool people from all over the world who all share a common bond and love with the ocean… it’s the best!”
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Yenky

With Safari since 2020
ISA Level 1 Surf Coach & Lifeguard

Surf's up
“I love nature and the ocean is my second home… sometimes I think maybe it is my first home. Being one with the ocean and enjoying the flow of the ocean is what I feel life is very similar to. There are ups and downs in life like there are with the waves. I just go with the flow!”
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Hector

With Safari since 2020
Surfing Since 1995
ISA Level 1 Surf Coach & Lifeguard

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“I’ve been surfing for the majority of my life and I truly do love to teach people the art of wave riding. What is so cool about surfing is that it is an art form really. A personal expression that a person releases on a wave. Everyone rides waves differently because everyone interprets the waves differently. I love this aspect about surfing!”

03 Our Crew

Cast of Characters

Team Panama

Our Crew

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Cristobal (Trico) Rangel

General Manager of Playa Venao location
in Panama

Marsi Marsh COO

Marsi Marsh

COO
& Travel Agent Extraordinaire

Tim Marsh

Tim Marsh

CEO
& Lucky SOB

Instasurf Live

...live from the surf

04 Reviews

What they're saying about Safari Surf?

Team Panama

*****
300+ Reviews on TripAdvisor

and counting ; )

2022

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2021

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2020

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2019

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2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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