Surf Instructor(s)


Jaco Inn Surf Instructor



Jair Perez has been a surf instructor for over 15 years and instructing with Jaco Inn for over two years. He is well known around Playa Jaco and Playa Hermosa as one of the best surf instructors around. Jair started surfing when he was 9 years old and knew it was his calling from the start. He is from Playa Hermosa, grew up in Playa Jaco, and has been surfing these respected breaks for the past 19 years. He claimed his first Costa Rica National Surf Title when he was 15 and has captured titles in multiple categories. Jair still competes on the World Qualifying Series. When he is not in the water you will find him spending quality family time with his wife and son, grabbing a cup of coffee at Cafe Bohio, and serving the community through the Christian Ministry. 

Jair Perez - Guanacaste from initiativesurf on Vimeo.




Yogi started to surf at the age of eleven and never looked back. He is from Playa Esterillos Oeste, located 22km south of Playa Jaco. He has been surfing Esterillos Oeste, Playa Hermosa, and Playa Jaco for 15 years. From 2007 to 2014 Yogi was representing Costa Rica through international competitions. He is a great teacher/instructor and has moved to Playa Jaco to reach more surfers, Yogi has taken on the role of surf instructor/coach for the past seven years and has spent time at surf schools in California. He also hosts, mentors, and instructs surfers from out of the country who come to Costa Rica to refine their skills. Yogi is one of the most humble surfers you will meet, always acknowledging and thanking the families and communities that supported him as a youth. To stay balanced and connected off the surfboard he enjoys fishing and the discipline of boxing.



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