About us

Hi there!

I’m Debbie Zec, owner and instructor of Dominical Surf School. I was born and raised in Dominical Beach, Costa Rica. I’m 27 years old and I have been in the ocean body-boarding and surfing for as long as I can remember.

I started working for other companies when I was 14 years old and since then I have taught over 5000 people. When I turned 17, I decided by opening my own surf school-camp would be the best way to extend my knowledge to anyone interested in learning about surfing.

In between then I competed nationally and internationally for about 5 years.

My best achievements:

National Sub-Champion Junior category: 2006-2007-2008.

Costa Rica’s top 3 Open Women category during 2007-2008-2009.

Central America’s top 2 at Playa Venao International, Panama – 2009.

Central America’s top 5 general ranking -Women Division – 2009.

World Surfing Games by the ISA (International Surfing Association):

Ranked 29th in 2006 in Praia de Mata, Portugal and ranked 33rd in Hossegor, France 2007

2009 was the year that I had to leave surf competitions and dedicate some time to take important steps forward, not as a professional surfer but as a business owner. Since then I have been focused on my surf school and some world traveling when time permits it.

Thanks to all your support and choosing my company, Dominical Surf School has been growing in the last years.  It would be impossible for me to teach everybody, so now I have a few instructors joining me, they are qualified surfers, certified instructors and good friends of mine.  They are highly qualified and certified by the ISA (International Surfing Association) as well as national Lifeguards certified by Asociacion Nacional de Guardavidas. We have the surf school running in Jaco beach and mainly in Dominical beach.

Most of us have competed in the National Surf Circuit of Costa Rica and have been part of the surf team representing our country in several occasions.

When you choose DSS you support the local business. Thanks for helping all of us!

Pura Vida!!!

Debbie Zec

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If you are looking for surfing lessons in Jaco Beach, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our main office is in Dominical beach but we are happy to assist you in Jaco as well!