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.
El iguano, aka wave whisperer, aka oracle, aka conrad, aka tortuga, aka el capitan, aka Rad, this is my 5th season here at GFS and 4th as head surf guide. That’s over 2000 surf sessions, fishing and spearfishing trips in this area.
Whatever size, shape or color wave you want I will find it (conditions permitting). I’ve been in Central America for over 10 years. I worked as a guide and boat captain in Panama prior to Nicaragua doing surf and fishing charters and in also in Indonesia for 2 years doing the same.
I’ve settled down here in Nicaragua, it is a unique place with a variety of wave sizes and conditions available everyday and the winds are always offshore. I look forward to showing you around this special place!
Conrad Kozlowski-Noguera – Head Surf Guide
Conner ‘Mahalo’ Wagner – Surf Guide
What’s up everybody! My name is Conner and I was born and raised in Hawaii, on the North Shore of Oahu. I’ve been surfing pretty much my whole life and I love to travel and surf new waves. I just graduated from college in Lake Tahoe, with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Outdoor Adventure Leadership (yes that’s a real degree). After four years in the mountains snowboarding, and surfing cold wind swell on the lake, I was ready to get back to the ocean. Snowboarding is awesome… you just can’t get barreled. One day I plan on owning my own surf camp, so that’s why I am down here learning from the best…..and to surf my brains out.
Favorite movie is Point Break, which is obviously the best performance from The Swayze and Reeves the world has ever seen. I also like 80’s music…. maybe a little too much.
(Editor’s note: He doesn’t even get here until March and the poor kid is already saddled with a nickname.)
My name is Sammi Rae (friends call me Sammitch), and I was raised to be a wandering soul. I was born in Panama (OG Panagringa) and as a Coast Guard brat, moved every three or so years. At the age of eight, I moved to Puerto Rico and it wasn’t long before I was fully immersed in surf culture. Since then, I’ve been in pursuit of a life dictated by the oceans tides and finally, it’s happening. I graduated from UCLA with a degree in fine arts- that is, painting, drawing, photography etc. I promise to add a little artistic flair to your experience, and not to take your waves. I enjoy sunset sessions and long walks on the beach. You’ll either find me singing or covered in paint, trying to rope everyone into a collaborative new genres performance art surf video piece.
I’m in charge of all of our social media and will do my best to give you your 15 seconds of fame!
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)
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