Gabriel is stoked on friends and family, waves, barrels, Mexican food, warm weather, soja, Paolo Coelho, snowboarding after a snow storm, learning new languages, and taking time to enjoy life. He has surfed in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Argentina, Barbados, Indonesia, USA, Canada, and Morocco.
Alexandre is stoke on life. He is a co-founder ofBarefoot Surf Travel and a surf instructor. He has surfed in Canada, Taiwan, Indonesia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Barbados, and USA.
Naomi is stoked on friends, family, surfing, delicious food, discovering places with the best coffee, a cuppa tea with friends, a job that lets her travel the world, stance socks. She has surfed in Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, France, Spain, Portugal, and UK.
Ben T. United States
Surf lessons - The primary reason why I joined. I was an experienced beginner coming into this and still learned a ton from the instructors. Even though I was a little more advanced than some of the other folks, they were still proactively giving me tips and pointers while giving me the space considering my experience. There were several instructors dedicated to various groups within the entire group which was extremely helpful. I liked the ratio of instructors to everyone. They also have a photographer snapping pics not just for purchase but actually to learn from. You'll review pictures to see what you need to fix, super helpful. Accommodations - Were pretty nice. The bedrooms were nice enough. I really enjoyed the design of the place. It's largely pretty open. There's a pool where we hung out after surfing. Eating breakfast outside was such a great way to start the day. Activities - It was such a great balance of surfing, chilling/relaxing, and then experiencing some other activities and the nightlife in San Juan Del Sur. Staff - They all make you feel super welcome. They're all super chill and you'll hang with them during the downtime.
One word: amazing! Coaches are friendly, surf spots are speechless, the team and the villa so welcoming. Before my trip with Barefoot, I knew nothing about surfing, but now it's really becoming a passion. The villa is close to the charming village of San Juan del Sur, where there are many restaurants, nightclubs, and interesting shops. You will absolutely learn more during this one week than a full year, I really recommend you to book now and live the experience of your life!
Cali M. Canada
Literally on the point in Montanita, Ecuador. Such welcoming, fun, and authentic surf trip. Our guides, Marie and Israel, were so accommodating and amazing, paring with the local surf pros/coaches I was so comfortable living on my edge. There was no judgement, no exclusion, just good vibes and good times. Not only did we catch some great waves, but also had the opportunity to see some of the diverse landscape and cultures of Ecuador. Our accommodations were perfect, and the food was great. Also, our group was good, it was so cool to see such an eclectic group of people come together for the love or curiosity of surf and totally connect. I would highly recommend this trip, might just change your perspective and your surfing. Seriously on point!
The trip was beyond my standards. I was surprised how qualified the surf teachers were, how good and friendly they were. They are in the water with you and you feel very safe to try some waves even if it's your first time surfing. They tell you exactly what to do before and on the wave (when you can hear them!). We stayed in a super villa and i kind of felt like in the movie "auberge espagnole", with lots of people living together. It's fun to be with people, especially when you travel alone, you can get along with some people in the group and hangout. It's very free, you can stay on your own if you feel like to, of go out in big group when you want. It's perfect for a beginner surfing learner that wants to meet with people!Everything is organized, you don't need to prepare your lifts, your lessons... They arrange everything and you also have free time during the day to do whatever you feel like, I encourage you to go for it!