About The Teacher

John Barrantes is a local "Tico" surfer who has been surfing his entire life. He is a local native to Playa Carrillo and knows the area like the back of his hand. John was involved in a traumatic car accident back in 2008 that forever changed his life. By the grace of God he survived to share his story and inspire others to keep pushing forward and follow their dreams. After years of therapy and help from God, John is back in the water surfing and guiding others while sharing his passion for surf. John is currently the National Champion of Adaptive Surfing in Costa Rica. He has had many opportunities to travel and compete internationally with his Adaptive Surf team and loves to experience new cultures while surfing different breaks around the world. John has been very clear that as much as he loves to explore other breaks around the world he is most happy surfing in warm waves! Not only can John coach and teach you everything you need to know about surfing he is also an extremely knowledgable guide and loves to share information about Costa Rica and his culture.

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