Tito, the founder of Uvita 360, started surfing at 11 years old in 1998. Then at the age of 13 his father gave him a custom surfboard shaped by a Costa Rican shaper. From that moment Tito had found his passion. He was not only an avid surfer but shaped and fixed his own boards. Later with a little money and a good deal of effort he bought some tools, resin and fiberglass and started fixing the boards of other local surfers. At 15 he built his first board which started him into the world of surfboard manufacture. While he studied English at the Latina University of Costa Rica he continued to build and repair boards, and in 2004 he founded the Uvita surf school to teach his passion. Later with the development of stand up paddling and his experience in outdoors adventures he decided to create Uvita 360 to become a quality ocean adventure company and provide the best Costa Rican experience .
“I started from scratch! I bought a broken board, I fixed it and then I went on to distribute some brochures which I printed at the university. When the hotels heard about the new surfing school they would recommend me! The funny thing was that I only had one board and I was getting calls for multiple surf lessons! Pura vida!”