Safari Surf Adventures

Safari Surf Adventures provides intensive, hands-on coaching tutorial programs dedicated to intermediate skill level surfers.

Instructors 8

Alonso Aragon

Alonso has been with Safari Surf Adventures as an instructor and coach since 2004. He is an accomplished surfer who loves the ocean, loves to fish, and loves traveling. Playing soccer with his boy and coaching their team is something he enjoys in his free time when not fishing. He is an ISA Level 2 Surf Coach as well as a certified Ocean Rescue Lifeguard.

Ricardo Pires

Ricardo has a calm and idiosyncratic connection to surf. For him, surfing is not just a sport, it’s a life fulfilling experience. With his surfing, he shows that reaching harmony is a tireless quest where you need to find the moment in your favor and be able to grasp it to express unity. One move can make a thousand waves. Ricardo truly believes in it that surf means to him an enormous and sincere gratitude. Since surf dazzled him, in the age of 14 with a magic 5´10 board that belonged to his best friend Mica, he’s been riding the waves around Ericeira.

Andrea Diaz

Andrea has been with Safari Surf Adventures as an instructor / coach since 2016. She is Safari Surf Adventures' new addition, but she comes with a ton of experience in the surf coaching world as her kids are all excellent surfers and competitors on the national Costa Rica circuit. She surfed professionally and was sponsored by Roxy. She is also the Costa Rican National Women’s Surfing Champion for the years 2011 and 2015. She is an ISA level 2 surf coach as well as a certified ocean rescue lifeguard.

Serena Brooke

Serena is a professional surfer, surf coach, charity worker, and mother based in Queensland, Australia. Serena enjoyed a 14-year competitive surf career with the World Surf League where she picked up the nickname ‘sauce’ from putting tomato sauce on almost everything she ate! Among her notable accomplishments was winning the Billabong Pro Australia title and achieving a temporary #1 overall ranking in 2001. Serena has finished with #2 ranking twice on the World Championship Tour.

Helberth Ruiz

Helberth has been with Safari Surf Aventures as an instructor / coach since 2008. Helberth is an excellent surfer in his own right and very in tune with the local spots. He loves to travel and surf different locations. He is also passionate about playing and coaching soccer. He is an ISA Level 2 Surf Coach as well as a certified Ocean Rescue Lifeguard.

Luis Carranza

Luis has been with Safari Surf Aventures as an instructor / coach since 2010. Luis is a progressive young surfer who like to compete and travel the world. He’s very dedicated to teaching the art of wave riding to his guests. He is an ISA Level 2 Surf Coach as well as a certified Ocean Rescue Lifeguard.

Roger Ruiz

Roger Ruiz (Pio) has been with Safari Surf Aventures as an instructor / coach since day 1 in 1999. Pio gets his nickname because he is always chirping about how good the surf is! He’s been surfing for many years and to this day still acts like a grommet. He’s very active in the local community and within his church as well. He is an ISA Level 2 Surf Coach as well as a certified Ocean Rescue Lifeguard.

Dirk Herpel

Dirk started SUP in 2008. As a wave windsurfer by heart since more than 30 years, it didn`t take him long to enjoy SUP surfing too. Based in Hamburg, Germany, he surfs the windswept lines around Klitmøller, Denmark or better known as "Cold Hawaii“. In 2013, he became German Vice SUP Wave champion but now he leaves the competitive part of the family to his daughter Paulina, a multiple German champion and fourth at the European wave SUP championships in 2017.

Testimonials 3

Tate Steinly United States

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Been workin with Tim on and off for months on a project... dying to get to Costa. SSS is the hottest thing cookin in the Western Hemisphere. Period.

Jeannel Astarita

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Tim Marsh and the gang made our Safari Surf vacation feel like we were visiting great friends. Every part of our trip was wonderful!

Pura Vida

Dirk Tburg

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I love this program since it is really focused on the intermediate surfer and improving its surfing skills, while at the same time giving something back to the local community where it resides and filling in on the desire exploring different / exotic locations world wide.

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