Staff

Giant’s Foot Surf Nicaragua was founded in 2004 with the vision of offering a one-of-a-kind surf vacation experience found nowhere else in Nicaragua. One that makes our guest feel at home, and makes us feel like our guests are more like our friends than our clients while still providing a high level of service. Our team has really made this dream a reality. When you come to stay with us we are your friendly hosts, knowledgeable surf buddies, and hard working staff all rolled into one. Read our individual bios below.

The Giant’s Foot Surf Team

Bryce Kuklok – Camp Manager

My name is Bryce, and I studied International Relations and Political Science at UC Davis. I drifted around Nicaragua for a year, trying to decide where I should spend my twilight years and came across Gigante, Nicaragua.

After falling in love with the town, a deep depression set in due to the fact that it already had an awesome surf camp; Giant’s Foot Surf. When I was on the brink of giving up and moving to less paradise-like environs, the staff of GFS opened their loving arms to me, and welcomed me home.

I now spend my days maintaining pipes, maintaining air conditioners, maintaining the roof, maintaining engines, (you probably get the idea by now) and when time permits, surfing.

My name is Conrad, I am the head surf guide here at GFS, and a progressive guy. I come from one of the coldest places in Canada. It is the land of hockey and maple syrup.

I decided to migrate south a few years ago because I found it difficult to surf and skateboard when it’s -40 degrees outside (which is actually the exact same temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius, so no need to specify).

I’ve spent the last few years working mostly in surf camps as a guide or instructor in Panama and Costa Rica. Before coming to Gigante I lived and worked in Indonesia as a surf guide for a year and a half.

Conrad Kozlowski-Noguera – Head Surf Guide
Drew Nicholson – Surf Guide

Whats up guys, my name is Drew, and I come all the way from North Carolina where BBQ (Chicken and or pork) is my main source of protein.  Getting tubed is my main objective while I’m down south, so hopefully you will join me in my mission.  Outside of that, I spend most of my time in, on, or around the water, be it on boats working or surfing back home in NC.  Just pretty much your standard Water-Dawg…  Dawgs.

Hey there, y’all. My name’s Dan. I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; matured in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina; and most recently exported from Encinitas, California. I’m the house manager around these parts—I make sure we have enough beer, food and toilet paper to get through the weeks—but outside of that, all I really do is surf, skate, spew useless facts and quote movies. I was also a newspaper reporter once, which is why I often choose to ignore the Oxford Comma.

Dan Bowden – House Manager
Katie Wiebke – Chef

Hey y’all I’m KT and I hail from the Carolina’s…never had to write a bio before, so this is exciting!!

Well, lets see, I am pretty simple…I like to sleep outside, I am in love with the ocean, I like to do cartwheels just about everywhere, and I probably should have been born during the hunter-gatherer times because I like adventures and my pop culture education is super minimal.

Oh! Also, I am over-zealously nerdy composting advocate, and I love anything related to waste management. I have dreams of one day opening an educational hostel where we create energy from our own waste!

(editor’s note: we take hand washing in the kitchen very seriously at Giant’s Foot Surf)

Want to join the GFS team? Check out our available jobs here!