We truly had an epic day! Manny is a perfect guide; he's super mellow, friendly and is extremely knowledgeable about the surf breaks. He took us to the perfect spots, told us what to line up with on the shore and cheered us on when we got a good one. On the way out to the breaks, he preps you about safety and he also gives a little run-down on the different boats and things you see in the harbor, which I thought was cool to hear about. He makes the whole experience from start to finish, worry free and fun!
My family engaged Manny Vargas of Epic Surf Tours in the spring of 2021. He took us to good, uncrowded waves, where I got as many waves as I had the energy for! We toured in luxury in his black Suburban stacked with a selection of surfboards and filled with beach gear for the entire family. During our day-long tour of San Diego, he showed us great wildlife – seals and all kinds of seabirds – as we hiked along the beautiful Pacific Coast and took us to some of his favorite restaurants, where we enjoyed local burritos and an incredible seafood dinner. Because he is a lifelong resident of San Diego, he filled us in on the history of southern California and its surf beaches, which was interesting and enhanced our visit. He was organized, accommodating, and knowledgeable. In short, we had a great time and hope to join Manny on other adventures in Indonesia and the Baja, where he also leads surf tours. Highly recommended.
-Jim, Anabel, and James Jennings
San Diego Single Day Surf Strike
It was such a great weekend hanging out with Manny. Everything was well planned. We experienced EPIC surf and food. And the whole trip felt very safe going to Mexico. I highly recommend this for anyone who loves to surf and eat. Manny is such a great tour guide who is very accommodating to the group. 110% worth every penny.