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
Took surfing lessons with my 2 sons for my birthday. We had a great time. My kids did very well. Me, well, not so great. Our instructor was Caleb.... read more
My instructor was Brooks and he was so awesome! He explained everything so well and had a lot of patience with me. He motivated me so much that I finally... read more
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
I'm a 41 year old male, never surfed before, and my wife set me up with a private lesson as an anniversary present. We surfed at Mission Beach starting... read more