Employee Profile: Jonathan Madrigal


If you’ve been to Witch’s Rock Surf Camp over the past three years, you may have seen or surfed with one of our star instructors, Jonathan Madrigal. Although Jonathan mostly helps with the beginner lesson, this guy is a bon-a-fide shredder who loves passing his extensive skill set onto up-in-coming surfers. In this weeks, employee profile, we elected to get to know this Guanacaste native a little better. Let’s dive in…

How long have you been working at Witch’s Rock?
I’ve been working at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp for approximately 3 years

How old are you?
28 years old

What is your job at Witch’s Rock?
I am a Surf Instructor at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp

Favorite time of the year in Tamarindo?
My favorite time of year to surf and be in Tamarindo is from December to May. This is our Summertime when there are more people in town and the waves are perfect.

How many years have you been surfing?
I learned to surf 12 years ago and do it almost everyday!

Where did you learn to surf?
I learned in Playa Grande, just to the north of Tamarindo

What is your favorite beach to surf?
Same as where I learned, Playa Grande. I have lots of friends that surf there and the waves are super fun. You can do turns, air, get barreled, I love it!

What do you like most about working at Witch’s Rock?
I love spending time in the ocean and meeting new people. Also, if I can grab a few waves at work, that never hurts 🙂

What do you do when you’re not surfing or at work?
I love playing soccer as well.

If you could travel anywhere in the world that you haven’t been, where would you go?
Hawaii to surf the big waves!


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