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About Us

Our Family

A family of four: Celestino, Melinda, Rohani & Amaya welcome you to their surf school in Puerto Escondido. Their school is located a few blocks away from La Punta beach, famous for its perfect left wave. La Punta is a great beeginer surf point in certain seasons of the year.

Celestino Rodriguez.

Our Surf instructor Celestino is a 100% waterman who grew up here on the coast of Oaxaca. He began surfing 20 years ago while he was still very young and learned to love and respect the ocean.

Celestino started to enter small local surf competitions and went on to compete in national and international tournaments, such as the famous X-games and the trial to pass to the WCT trial organized by Ripcurl Pro Search. He also worked as a water patrol in many competitions along the coast.

After many years surfing, competing and working as a lifeguard, Celestino decided he wanted to transmit his love for surfing to others by giving surf lessons and opening his own surf school

Melinda Nickel.

Born in Canada and raised in Puerto Escondido. She loves the ocean and Surfing. She might be the one that picks you up and will most likely give you all these fun recommendations of things to do while being in Puerto. she will be your contact on the internet leading up to the lessons.She also works as a translator & gives conversational spanish lessons..

Lifeguard Team.

Six a.m. the alarm goes off. It doesn’t matter if you’re tired when duty calls. One day without lifeguards would be one day with disaster on the beaches of Puerto Escondido.

Celestino Rodriguez besides being a person who loves to surf and to teach how to surf he also has dedicated a great part of his life to the service of lifeguarding on one the most famous and dangerous beaches in Mexico called Zicatela.

Celestino Rodriguez besides being a person who loves to surf and to teach how to surf he also has dedicated a great part of his life to the service of lifeguarding on one the most famous and dangerous beaches in Mexico called Zicatela.

Celestino does rescues in waves from 2 ft high all the way to 25 ft high. He is currently in charge of one of the shifts and has lots of experience in wáter rescue, rescuing only with fins or with waverunners. He is up to date with the last 2013 cpr course. With 13 years experience as a lifeguard and proudly still party of the lifeguard team of Puerto Escondido.

The main tower of lifeguards is on the beach of Zicatela from where they keep watch on the most dangerous beach in Puerto. During the summer, the waves in Zicatela can get up to 30 ft high on Zicatela. Each lifeguard has to be prepared to make a rescue knowing that they may come out alive or not of the rescue each day they put their life on a line to save others. The lifeguard association has been taking care of the beaches of Puerto for 9 years in which the deaths from drowning have been reduced by 80%,thanks to the careful watch and training of each member of the lifeguard team.