Tony Roberts – Owner / Manager

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Tony Roberts, AKA “TR”, has spent the last 35 years exploring and photographing the world, and landed full time in Central America and the Caribbean over 20 years ago. As a staff photographer and film/video producer for Quiksilver, O’Neill, Surfing Magazine and TransWorldSurf among others, Real Surf Trips is a result of decades of inside learned experience, and knowledge of the waves, the culture, and the language.  When not setting up surf trips, guiding visitors or behind a camera lens, TR can be found in the water surfing, or taking care of his daughter, Xia.



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 is bilingual and as stoked a surfer as you will find!
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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