Carlos Muñoz

The flying Costa Rican surfer with a huge arsenal of aerial variations.

Carlos Munoz launches a huge aerial in Hawaii.
© Trevor Moran

Hi, my name is Carlos Muñoz. My discipline is surfing competition. My friends call me Cali. I was born on 28 January 1993 in Costa Rica. My special talent is surfing and competing. My philosophy of life is enjoy every single moment in life, be humble and appreciate the people around you. The most important person in my life is my family, my girlfriend and my friends. My favourite food is Gallo Pinto, traditional Costa Rican rice and beans. My favourite music is I really like every single song.


It was only a matter of time before Costa Rica would produce a talent that would amaze the world.

With the alarmingly high amount of surf tourists who direct their business there, it was inevitable that a world-class level talent would rise high from the country’s playful beach breaks.

Carlos Muñoz is that talent. He has airs, he has power, he has tubes and he has style. And, most of all, he has Pura Vida. Whether he goes the contest route or the free surfing route, look out for him to make an impact everywhere he goes.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 3rd Place: O'Neill SP Prime

      São Paulo, Brazil

  2. 2013
    1. 3rd Place: ASP Prime Cascais Billabong Pro

      Cascais, Portugal

    2. 3rd Place: 3STR Pantin Classic Galicia Pro

      Playa de Pantín, Galicia, Spain

  3. 2012
    1. Todd Chesser Award

    2. 1st Place: ASP Airwalk Lacanau Pro Junior

      Lacanau, France

  4. 2010
    1. 1st Place: VQS Volcom Pro Junior Championship

      California, USA

    2. Participant: Red Bull Rising Camp

      Salina Cruz, Mexico