About US

WHO WE ARE

We are the Abate family. 8 years ago our sandy feet stepped onto Playa Colorado on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast for the first time. Think year-round offshore breezes, crystal clear water and white sand beaches. With our own family history built on surfing, surf schools and seeking out surf adventure from the shores of Brazil to the coastline of California’s USA, it didn’t take long for us to feel the draw of Playa Colorado in this undiscovered paradise.

Years later and barrels of fun down the waves of time, we’ve established our home here in Hacienda Iguana, a gated community that fronts onto Playa Colorado and every day, through Playa Colorado Surfing School, we’re proudly giving people the opportunity in life to become surfers they’ve always wanted to be.

Affiliated with our award-winning San Diego surf school, Pacific Surf, our dynamic team of certified surf instructors follow the surf seasons between California and Nicaragua offering private, semi-private and group lessons to all walks of life. Here at Playa Colorado Surfing School, we will help you bring out the confidence you have within, to not only ride the wave with skill, but become the surfer you want to be.

Learn to surf today, ride the wave, and feel the love of Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast from the best view possible- riding the board!

TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS

      I had the BEST experience here! It was my first time ever trying surfing and David was a great instructor. Super professional, patient and fun.

    Robbie was also... read more

    Sarah G
    9/21/2019

      I have had a few lessons and needed to challenge myself by going out past the break. Edward helped me push myself by getting out further and taking my lesson... read more

    John D
    11/22/2019

      My husband had Caleb as his instructor, and had an absolutely amazing time surfing. Easy to schedule, reasonable price (not cheap, but worth it), and a terrific experience. My husband... read more

    eaa179
    2/18/2020

      Pacific Surf School is top notch! My wife and I took a lesson with David and he was an exceptional instructor. He was extremely professional, patience and very knowledgeable! Most... read more

    Jersey_Jeff
    10/17/2019