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the local surf experts at dominical beach, costa Rica

Hi there 

I'm Debbie Zec, founder and surf coach of Dominical Surf School. I've had the blessing to be born and raised in Dominical Beach, truly a magical place which I immensely love! 

I'm 30 years old and I have been in the ocean bodyboarding and surfing for as long as I can remember.

I started working for other companies when I was 14 years old and since then I have taught over 6000 people. When I turned 17, I decided that by opening my own surf school would be the best way to extend my knowledge to anyone interested in learning about surfing.

IN THE MEANTIME, I HAVE ALSO COMPETED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS. GAINING GREAT INSIGHT IN PERFORMANCE COACHING AND SURF TRAINING, WHICH WE APPLY INTO ALL OF OUR SURF PROGRAMS. 

 

My best achievements:

  • National Sub-Champion Female Junior category: Year 2006-2007-2008.

  • Costa Rica’s top 3 Open Female category during 2007-2008-2009.

  • Central America’s top 2 at Playa Venao International, Panama – 2009.

  • Central America’s top 5 general ranking -Women Division – 2009.

  • World Surfing Games by the ISA (International Surfing Association): Ranked 30th in 2006 in Praia de Mata, Portugal and ranked 33rd in Hossegor, France 2007

 

In 2009 I had to leave surf competitions and dedicate some time to take important steps forward, not as a professional surfer but as a business owner. 

Since then I have been focused on my surf school and some world traveling during my off season, discovering new and exciting places where I can host new surf camps! 

THANKS TO ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND CHOOSING MY COMPANY, DOMINICAL SURF SCHOOL HAS BEEN GROWING IN THE LAST YEARS. IT BECAME IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO TEACH EVERYBODY, AND THAT'S WHY I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO MY GREAT TEAM OF SURF INSTRUCTORS!

 They are highly qualified surfers and certified instructors by the ISA (International Surfing Association) as well as national Lifeguards certified by Asociación Nacional de Guardavidas.

The surf school and surf camp is running mainly in Dominical beach and we offer our services around different areas of the country upon request.

I have also been collaborating with other surf organizations and running international surf retreats at paradisiac locations! I'm very open to discuss collaboration opportunities all around the world. If you are interested into a collab please don't be shy and reach out ;) 

WHEN YOU CHOOSE DOMINICAL SURF SCHOOL YOU SUPPORT THE LOCAL BUSINESS AND YOU CREATE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY! 

We are looking forward to see you soon. Pura vida!

meet the team

Debbie Zec

Founder - Surf Coach & Entertainer 

Debbie is a little bomb of energy, you may find her running around, coaching, surfing, on the phone, responding to emails, cleaning, or out and about! 

Roberto Barrantes 

Surf Coach  

Rob and Debbie have been surfing and competing together since 15 years ago! Robert is a very technical coach and we are super happy to have him in our team.

Martina Galvez

Multifunctional Talent

Martu is our girl! She is our surf coach, photographer and soul surfer. Her smile is contagious, watch out! 

Marco Mora - chino 

Surf Coach 

Chino is the newest addition to the team! He comes to give us a hand everytime it gets busy. You may be able to find him in town spreading smiles and good vibes.

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Eric Butler

Surf Instructor and Surf Enthousiast

Eric is our head coach, he is been surfing before he could even walk! If we can't find him we just gotta search in the sea, he'll be out surfing! 

Nick Zec - Pops/Dad

Board Rental Master

It's likely that if you pass by our place you will be greeted by Nick. We pray he is in a good mood! This picture is a rare capture lol