LeaderSurf is focused on making participants better leaders through teaching them to surf.  Always wanted to learn to surf? This program is for you.


Playa Santana offers the Perfect Location to Learn to surf

Yes, it is true:  South-western Nicaragua receives 300+ days of offshore winds per year.  The constant south swells, warm and pristine water, and the beautiful untouched surroundings, make our region a true surfers' paradise with countless waves to explore.  There are surf breaks that are perfect for beginners who have never tried surfing before and progressively more challenging waves to meet each persons level of competence.

With consistent daily swell, warm water and sandy bottom surf spots, LeaderSurf has chosen the perfect location to teach our participants how to surf.  Lessons start on the beach with fundamentals before participants and the professional surf instructors enter the water.  We maintain a good ratio of instructors to participants, never having more than five participants assigned to a single instructor.  These small class sizes insure that each participant receives the attention required to progress their surfing skills quickly.

"WOW!!! I still can't get over the surfing experience. I'm so amazed that I could do it. And I'm truly excited for the next time I will go surfing. It was fantastic to learn something that I never thought I would ever learn. A great way to get out of our comfort zones and put all the participants on the same level. It was just beautiful! I miss the surfing already!"

Learning to surf much like learning any new skills takes practice and repetition.  Given the excellent learning conditions, most beginners are up and riding their first waves on their very first day in the water.  The surf instructors work on fundamentals and break the lessons into specific areas of focus that accelerate the learning curve.  We will use video and photography to provide visual feedback to the learners.

The Surf Instructors:  Bella and Erol

Bella and Erol Teach LeaderSurf
"Bella is the best teacher you could ask for - she's positive and encouraging. She knows how to push you and at the same time can judge your level in relation to the rest of the group. The feedback she gave was always simple and easy to follow. I loved having her as my teacher."
"They were a fantastic pair. Really complemented each other. Fun, supportive, gave specific feedback that made me better each time I got in the water."
"Erol is fantastic. Much like Bella, he knows how to push you and when to give you an extra hand. He is very thorough in his feedback and really encouraging. I like his quiet, understated demeanor. I think he is a great teaching partner to Bella."