Head Surf Instructor & Instructor Trainer
“Live your day as if it was your last”
A true master surfer, David has spent most of his life in the ocean. Growing up in Jacó, David took to surfing at a very young age and has surfed all over Latin America in all kinds of conditions, and began competing in the National Circuit in 1998 and still competes in the Masters division today, currently ranking in the top ten. His vast knowledge of the breaks surrounding Jacó and Hermosa gives guests the comfort and security that they will always be in the best conditions for their level of ability. He is certified through the International Surfing Association (ISA) as a surf instructor and holds his Red Cross Open Water Safety, CPR and Basic First Aid certifications.
David also enjoys training with our fitness instructors for surf fitness, functional training, and is an accomplished SUP surfer and guide. He can also be found trekking the trails in the local mountains on his mountain bike, always searching for new and exciting places to take our guests. David is also a self-labeled foodie, and cannot get enough Mahi Mahi, pasta, and the typical Costa Rican food, gallo pinto.
“I love teaching people surfing for the first time as well as helping experienced surfers reach their full potential. Teaching/coaching gives me such joy!”, David says. We are lucky to have him on our team!!!!