Bob Witty – Managing Director / Co-Founder


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


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.

Forest Folger – Fitness and conditioning coach


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


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.