Bob Witty – Managing Director / Co-Founder

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Growing up  in Santa Cruz, California. Bob spent his time surfing and racing motocross in his youth. After graduating college with a MBA, Bob took a job “over the hill” working in the tech industry during the big boom. After working at several successful start-ups, he came across a unique opportunity to develop and open up a surf camp in the Dominican Republic.  His love for Central America and collaboration with hometown buddy Tony Roberts brought him to this magical coastline and Real Surf Trips was born.


Tony Roberts – Surf Photographer / Co-Founder

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As Quiksilver Latin America’s lead principle photographer, Tony Roberts, AKA “TR”, has spent the last 20 years exploring and photographing Central America’s coastline. When not behind a camera lens, TR can be found in the water surfing, or taking care of his daughter, Xia.


Steve Michael – House Manager / Co-Owner

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Steve made his way out to Costa Rica looking for something new. In New Jersey he spent alot of time racing motocross,wakeboarding. As soon as highshool ended he worked with his father and eventually started managing the family plumbing and heating company. He has found a new home in Costa Rica, and fell in love with the culture and people, which is what he loves sharing most with the guests here at Real Surf Trips.


Forest Folger – Fitness and conditioning coach

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20 year full time Costa Rica resident, Certified Yoga instructor and strength and conditioning coach available for groups or individuals. Advance booking only.


Gustavo Santana Arietta – Surf Guide/Instructor

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Being born and raised in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Gustavo has always been close to the beaches of Guanacaste and really has a local knowledge of where to find the perfect spots.
He has a lifeguard certificate and is a certified surf instructor. Besides surfing he loves music. He plays in a band and teaches music to children here in Playa Negra.

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