About US


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!


star rating  My wife and I surfed for the first time with Angelo and Alex. We both had a ton of fun and would definitely recommend it!

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October 4, 2022

star rating  Most Fun I had on Vacation - I had Kenyt as my instructor and he was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and patient with me. He created a very comfortable learning environment and as a first-time surfer, I was... read more

November 14, 2022

star rating  I have taken other surf lessons before and was never able to stand up, but thanks to Edwin's amazing instruction, I was standing on my 3rd run and rode waves... read more

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November 15, 2022

star rating  The Best Time! - My friend and I booked a semi-private lesson, and it was amazing! It was my first time surfing, and I wasn’t sure if I would even be able to stand... read more

November 13, 2022