Hi. I'm Manny Vargas. I organize the opportunities for people to create lifelong friendships by offering the ultimate travel experiences for wave riders and ocean lovers new and old. With these worry-free adventures, you'll recharge, respect and experience something epic and walk away feeling refreshed and excited to learn and experience more from life and from the ocean.
I'm just like you... I love to travel and see the beauty of the world's surf destinations. Over 30 years of traveling have given me the knowledge and street smarts to be able to do what I do. My ultimate goal with Epic Surf Tours is to ensure my guests are safe and have an amazing experience. Plain and simple. Safety and attention to detail are topping the list when organizing your next surf adventure. I thank each and every one of you for supporting me over the years and for continuing to let me show you the surfing world through my eyes.
I am a professional bodyboarder by trade. Bodyboarding has given me the ticket to see the world. I still love to get pitted on the bodyboard, but I also have a quiver of all types of wave riding vehicles for all types of waves. As a former California State Lifeguard, I know that preventative measures are key when it comes to safety.
I love to take the extra time to teach you about the ocean, tell you about the unwritten rules of surf etiquette and show you how to order a beer and fish tacos in Spanish.
My passion for surf photography works in your favor. Each one of your surf sessions will be documented with photos AND video! Time permitting, we'll go through your video clips and talk about how you can improve your surfing technique, so you're ready to charge your next session. This is what we did back when I did the whole pro thing. Essentially, you're on a professional photo shoot and don't even know it. Plus, when you return home, you'll always be able to relive those amazing days by downloading your high resolution action photos and HD videos from your own private gallery.
Riding waves, taking photos and showing people a great time is what I love to do. Easy as that. If I can do that in my own backyard or at exotic locations, even better. I do have to admit... when I see the stoke on people's faces when they watch their videos and photos at the end of the trip, I realize this is exactly what I want to do... share the stoke.