We are the Rise Up Surf Familia



Operations Manager | Switzerland

Corina is our fun-loving, do-it-all girl from Switzerland. She loves people and has a knack for planning mind-blowing events. She is an organizational master who has taken the operations of Rise Up Surf to a whole new level. Originally from the mountains, Corina has had the opportunity to surf in many amazing countries around the world.


Founder & Owner | Barbados

The inspiration for Rise Up Surf comes from Phillip’s love for surfing and desire to lead a healthy balanced lifestyle, surrounded by good vibes and positive people. After several years traveling in search of waves and adventure, Phillip made Nicaragua his home. After owning and selling one of Nicaragua’s largest hostels (Bigfoot Hostel in Leon), he decided to leave the bustling city behind and create Rise Up Surf Nicaragua.



Surf Instructor & Guide | Nicaragua

Norvin is a smooth and cool character that will ensure you are surfing the best waves possible while at Rise Up Surf. Check out our Blog to see Norvin and the other local boys surfing in our area.

Marvin (Chinto)

Surf Guide & Instructor | Nicaragua

Chinto is, hands down, one of the best barrel riders in Nicaragua, if not the world. He is also one of the friendliest guys on the planet. Whether it is in the water or on dry land, Chinto is the guy you always want to have around!



Surf Instructor & Photographer | United Kingdom

Callum is our “super star” surf instructor and surf photographer from the sunny shores of the U.K. This will be Callum’s third year returning as part of the Rise Up Surf crew.


Surf Guide & Instructor | Nicaragua

Oscar is truly one of the most talented and fun human beings on the planet. He is an exceptionally passionate and motivated surf instructor and one of the best local surf guides around. When not surfing Oscar ensures you are having the best time at the camp or on fun adventures in the region. Check out Oscar and some of the crew in this Surf video shot in our region or read a little more about him on our Blog.



Surf Guide & Instructor | Nicaragua

Melquing has an out of this world charisma and energy. After only two years working with Rise Up Surf he now speaks perfect English and continually shows our guests our good time. Check our Blog to see a video of Melquing and the other local boys tearing it up.


Assistant Chef | Nicaragua

Jasmina is part of our amazing kitchen team. She is a born leader and hopes to one day be the head chef of the Rise Up Surf kitchen.



Assistant Chef | Nicaragua

Tina is the mama of the kitchen and loves to bake. She along with the rest of the kitchen team ensure our guests are well looked after.


Head Of House Keeping | Nicaragua

Lesbia is in charge of organizing the daily house keeping for in and around the camp.



House Keeping | Nicaragua

Maura is part of the house keeping team that help keep Rise Up Surf sparkling and clean.


Caretaker & Driver | Nicaragua

Gustavo is our all around caretaker who pretty much helps with everything. He will also be along on surf trips as a driver and photographer.



Accountant & Administration | Nicaragua

Roger works in the behind scenes action with accounting and administration helping to make sure we are as organized as possible.