Choco's Samara Beach 
Surf School, Costa Rica

Surf School in Playa Samara, 
Costa Rica. Surfing Lessons in Samara.

                                         Meet Our Surfing Instructors


CHOCO, Owner and Instructor, World Longboard competitor (2013), ISA and  lifeguard certified

Choco was one of the first surfers in Samara. He and a small group of guys began surfing in the late 1980s. He later went on to surf in National Competitions (Circuito Nacional de C.R.) for many years. He currently is ranked #2 in Costa Rica in Longboard (2013-2015) and represented Costa Rica in the 2013 World Longboard Competition in Huanchaco, Peru.  Previously, he was Pre-Selected to represent Costa Rica in the Billabong World Surfing Tournament in 2008 and he also represented Costa Rica in Central America's Surfing Competition in Playa Veneo, Panama, in November 2013.  In December 2015, he represented Costa Rica in the PanAmerican Games in Nicaragua.

Well-known for his smile and friendliness, Choco was one of the founding instructors at C&C Surf School and was the lead instructor and manager from 2004-2008. Upon the sale of C&C, Choco opened his own school, fulfilling a long-held dream. His first love is surfing and he enjoys the opportunity to teach and share his surfing secrets.


MARCO, Instructor, ISA and certified lifeguard

Marco grew up in Samara and began to surf at a young age.  Known as a thorough, patient and helpful surf instructor, Marco has been with Choco's Surf School since early 2010.  Marco is especially good with young surf students!  

He is currently studying at university with hopes of becoming a physical therapist.  In his free time, he loves to surf, meet new people and spend time with his friends and family.


NOLDAN, Instructor and Surf School DJ

Noldan began working with Choco's Surf School in late 2011.  He is a outgoing local surfer and knows all the waves around Samara.  Noldan is looking forward to attending university next year and continues to improve his English skills.  When he's not helping surf students get their boards ready or giving surfing tips, he's busy as a reggae DJ around Costa Rica. 





SHAGGY, Instructor, ISA and lifeguard certified

Shaggy passed away in April of 2012 unexpectedly.  We miss his vivacious spirit and love of life.  He taught hundreds of people to surf and to laugh while learning a new sport.   

Shaggy began surfing when he was ten years old. His natural ability and drive were highlighted in 2007-2008 when he won First Place in his category in Costa Rica's National Surfing Competition (Circuito Nacional de Surfing). Since his win, he has continued participating in local and national competitions.

A favorite with tourists for his quick humor and effortless English, he has been giving classes since 2008. When he's not working, he surfs, studies English and attends college.




Telephone: from the US: 011-506-8937-5246

In Costa Rica: 506-8937-5246 

Email: (English and Spanish)