Dylan Park
Dylan ParkPresident & Founder
Dylan moved to Costa Rica when he was one month old. His first water experience was in the rivers near Dominical and the mountain streams on the family farm.
Later, growing up in Hawaii, Dylan gained an unparalleled knowledge of the ocean from his love of surfing and his passion for free diving/ spear fishing. After graduating from college with a business marketing degree, Dylan moved back to Costa Rica full time to manage his family’s 650 acre farm in the mountains over looking Dominical. Completely bi-lingual, with an extensive knowledge of the country’s culture and customs, he also is now owner of Sunset Surf Camp. He worked as a part-time lifeguard at Dominical Beach, is CPR certified, Costa Rica lifeguard certified, ISA certified, and has surfed extensively in Hawaii and from Mexico down the Pacific coast to Panama.

Dylan has been working for years with many environmental groups in order to save a tract of virgin rainforest and the town which exists there from being cut down by global development. Because of the ties he has made he is currently on the board of directors as ASANA which is one of the most highly recognized NGO’s in the area.

Dylan and his wife have two baby boys that they are so proud of they make sure everyone that comes to the camp will meet them!

Maricela Zuniga
Maricela ZunigaCoordinator
Mari for short is our local tica instructor, she was born and raised in Costa Rica. She moved to the beaches of Dominical in 2004 working at a local surf shop where …
she started to learn everything she needed to know about surfing. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, studies yoga, surfs a long board as well as a short board, and loves to live a healthy lifestyle. She has worked at Sunset Surf Camp as a receptionist, photographer, Spanish instructor, and specializes in women and kids surf lessons. The best thing about Mari is that she will be one of your biggest cheerleaders on the beach, always happy, radiating a positive vibe for everyone who joins our surf classes.

Jossue Venegas
Jossue VenegasHead Surf Instructor

Jossue was literally born and raised right here in the Dominical beach. Growing up by beach he had the opportunity to start surfing at a very young age.
When he was a kid arriving home after school he would climb his house to sit on the roof to check the waves before grabbing his board and making a mad dash down to the beach with his friends.

Josue has been competing in the Costa Rican National Circuit for 5 years in both the longboard and short-board categories and worked as a full time lifeguard watching over Dominical beach from 2005 -2010. He has his certifications by the ISA and from the Costa Rican lifeguard association. He is fluent in English and knows the surrounding areas better than anybody around. Josue is a fun easy going guy, very good surfer, the kind of guy that will go out of his way to make sure your having a good time, and is happily married with a beautiful little daughter named Kiara.

Simon Brinkhoff
Simon BrinkhoffSurf Instructor

Simon was raised surfing the famous point breads of Cabo Matapalo and one of the longest left point breaks in the world Pavones.
He is currently a team rider at Tule surf boards and sponsored by gallo pinto TV. He has surfed extensively all throughout Central America and makes a visit to the North Shore of Oahu every year to surf with some of the best surfers in the world. His dream is to make it professionally one day and surf as many different waves as possible. He has a passion for the ocean and is one of the best surfers here in Dominical.
Adam Dufner
Adam DufnerSurf Instructor

Adam grew up in the surfing community of the northern beaches of Sydney which was the perfect start to a life influenced and driven by surfing.
At five years of age he had his first board and after years competing in his local board-riding club he was selected to represent his high school for surfing, competing against the best junior surfers in Australia and then onto the junior pro tour.

Adam is a global world traveler and has experience surfing Indonesia, Europe, United Kingdom, Africa, Central America, Cuba, USA, South America and New Zealand. During his extensive travels Adam discovered a new passion in passing on his experience and knowledge of surfing to others interested in learning how to surf or wanting to improve their surfing performance.