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"But why just look like a girl in the curl? Kelea Surf Spa adds Costa Rica to its roster of destinations for rad women-only surf lessons and vacation packages
-- Marie Claire

Give the gift of surfing!
Gift certificates are available.
Call 415.233.7347

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

phn 415.233.73473
» info@keleasurfspa.com

ELENICE SENN - Kelea Founder

Former professional bodyboarder from Brazil competed and surfed around the world until 1991. Always involved in water sports, Elenice started teaching surfing in 1994 when she founded Endless Summer Surf Camp with her husband, professional surfer, Jason Senn in San Clemente, CA. With the high number of women partaking in the sport of surfing
ELENICE SENN - Kelea Co-Founder, Office Manager and Surf Instructor

Elenice developed the idea of creating an all girl surf spa with Stephanie Tufts. In 2001 with the help of her partner Stephanie Tufts their dream became reality. Elenice, graduated from USIU with a degree in Teaching ESL and Spanish. With a passion for teaching Elli loves sharing her surfing knowledge with other women. “Surfing introduced me to many different cultures around the world, I love this sport, it allows one to be in touch with nature, stay physically fit and relaxed.

There is nothing a day of surfing can’t cure!

LAURA McHUGH - CSO

After a rewarding career as a Human Resources Executive, Laura decided to follow her passion to the sea. She is Rescue Diver, First Aid, and CPR certified. Laura has travelled the world from A to Z and brings to Kelea that unique global experience plus incredible customer service skills. As the onsite manager, she will make sure your stay with Kelea Surf Spa is delightful.

LAURA McHUGH - CSO

"The ocean has magical healing qualities." has always been her philosophy.

ANNIE SWEENEY - Surf Instructor

Annie is a California native who loves the ocean and exploring the great outdoors. Annie’s love of surfing and travel has led her to search for waves in Australia, Indonesia, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Costa Rica and Hawaii to name a few. She has been teaching surfing for several years in California, Costa
ANNIE SWEENEY - Kelea Co-Owner, Operations Manager and Surf Instructor

Rica and Hawaii. She is CPR, First Aid and Ocean and Water Rescue Certified. After graduating from UCSB with a BA in Sociology, she owned and successfully operated a private school in Costa Rica. Her water knowledge and patience eventually led her to teach on the beach which is her true passion. Her positive attitude and good spirit are contagious.

DANIEL ORTIZ - Chef

A surfer since he was eight year old, Daniel always loved a healthy lifestyle. His father has been his great mentor, a homeopathic doctor and owner of vegan restaurant he introduced Daniel to a very integrated and functional healthy culinary style. Daniel will be sharing his culinary skills and knowledge’s at Kelea Surf Spa this season preparing healthy and delicious meals.

DANIEL ORTIZ - Chef
ANGELINA TAFOYA - Massage Therapy

After Graduating College where Angelina studied kinesiology and majored in International Business and Business Administration she moved to the islands because of her love for the ocean. Oahu is where she began studying massage therapy at Hawaii Healing Arts College in Kailua where she learned techniques ranging from traditional Lomi Lomi, and Sports Massage, to
ANGELINA - Massage Therapy

Shiatsu, Pregnancy massage and Reflexology. She has also studied with several massage therapists that have shown her techniques in energy work such as chi nei tsang, and cranial sacral massage, giving her a wide variety of skills to give a unique massage to each client. Starting out as a massage therapist Angelina worked at world class spas such as Nahola spa at the Hyatt in Waikiki and Spa Luana at Turtle Bay. She has also worked as a massage therapist privately and for surf camps here on the north shore of Oahu for the past five years. Angelina has also been a competitive athlete since a young age competing in sports such as skiing, mountain biking, swimming and running. As an athlete angelina learned that taking care of her body was the best way to stay in peak performance, being introduced to massage is what helped her through injury and continue to love the activities that can be so hard on the body. Body work is something that she is grateful she can share with others to help take care of their bodies so they can function fully in everyday life.

KATIANN HAWKS - Massage

Katiann Hawks moved to the North Shore last spring to experience true Hawaii. Kati has been massaging for the last seven years and received her massage license from The Western Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy, in Southern California. She continued to expand her knowledge, experience and expertise in bodywork and attended workshops
KATIANN HAWKS - Massage

and classes as often as possible to enhance her skills for each individuals needs.

She spends most of her free time outdoors, hiking, swimming, biking, and relaxing on the sand. "I'm loving Hawaii and everything this paradise has to offer, aloha!"

TARA LAVERY - Massage and Yoga Instructor

Tara moved to Oahu three years ago to pursue her dream of learning to surf on the infamous North Shore. A massage therapist for ten years she currently works at Turtle Bay Resort at Spa Luana. She dreamed of a place that combined her favorite things: Surfing, Yoga and All things spa when she found Kelea. Her massage training includes Sports,
TARA LAVERY - Massage

Reflexology, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi, Swedish and more. She customizes each massage to fit the individual’s needs using her experience and education.

Tara feels truly blessed to live and work in such a beautiful place, and hopes to make your experience at Kelea as magical as the islands themselves. See you in the water!