Danilo Bonilla

Danilo Bonilla, Bayfoils Co-founder and Efoil instructor

Bayfoils Co-Founder, eFoil Instructor

Paddling Since: 1992

Favorite Board: Starboard All-Star

Favorite Paddle: Black Project Lava Reflex Carbon 90 Medium

Favorite Paddling Spot:  

  • Costa Rica
  • Isla del Espiritu Santo, Baja Mexico
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • San Onofre, CA

Find him on the water: 

EFoiling, Surfing, Relaxing and Splashing

Other Favs: 



I love water. Fresh or salty. I just love being around water. I started surfing when I was a teenager in my home country of Costa Rica. Later, I discovered white water kayaking and I was hooked. For the past two decades, I’ve worked and played on and around water, from being the Captain of the Costa Rica White Water National Team to guiding kayaks and SUP trips all around the world.

These days, I enjoy foiling, SUP racing, and surfing in the Bay Area, as well as introducing people to my newest favorite water/board sport: eFoiling! 

Danilo Bonilla stand up paddling on his Starboard Allstar Raceboard

Danilo Bonilla teaching a Bayfoils foiling lesson

Danilo Bonilla efoiling around Alameda Crown Beach and Ballena Bay