Contact CRSI

Meet Our Staff

The friendliest surfers in Tamarindo!

Our staff combined has over 50 years of surfing experience and are experts at teaching all levels of students. Whether you are scared of the ocean or have been ripping waves for years, our instructors will treat you like part of the family and help you get to that next level of surfing.


crsi manager Alex


Alex manages CRSI. He has over 10 years of surfing experience and is an expert at teaching surfers of all ages. Before CRSI, Alex traveled and surfed around the world.


crsi head instructor kurt

Head Instructor

Our lead instructor, Kurt has been teaching surfing for over twenty years and surfing all his life. He still loves every minute of it! His favorite part of the job is seeing a students catch their first waves.


crsi co-founder hugh

Operations Manager

Hugh is part owner and all around utility player at CRSI. He runs the wildy popular 'welcome drink' and coordinates student activities and weekend trips.


crsi web designer chris

Web Design, Marketing, Sales

Chris has been with our Costa Rica surfing schools since 2008. He runs our web marketing, web site design and sales. If you call us from the United States or Europe, you will probably talk to him!


surf guru garth

Surf Guru

You'll see Garth on our blog and website, laying down informative videos about all things surf. Truly a man of the water, he has been surfing around the world since 1970 and used to swim with 7 time gold medal winner Mark Spitz.

We pride ourselves at CRSI on consistently staffing a team of knowledgable and friendly employees with a passion for surfing and Costa Rica.