Co-Founder and Chief Stoke Officer

After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Nikki spent 7 months traveling South America gaining inspiration to one day open his own surf hotel. With a degree in tourism and hotel management, Nikki brings years of hospitality experience to Surfhouse. Hotel guests will see Nikki around Surfhouse doing everything from taking bookings and checking in on guests to setting people up with surf equipment and beach cruiser bikes. When not at Surfhouse, Nikki can be found surfing and enjoying cold beers at The Regal Seagull.




Sander brings nearly a decade of entrepreneurial experience to the Surfhouse team. A graduate of USD, Sander has founded a handful of successful local businesses and is particularly excited about Surfhouse since it blends two of his favorite things, travel and surfing. As a full time local Realtor in Encinitas, Sander is also a great resource for any guests who may be looking to make a move to San Diego. Sander lives in Leucadia with his wife, Karolina, who handles the accounting for Surfhouse along with their dog, “Leu” (which is short for Leucadia of course)!



Director of Business Development

In 2012 Annika returned from the University of Lund, Sweden to her hometown Leucadia to work in non-profit management and spend more quality time in the ocean. Annika is passionate about her community and supporting local business through bike/walk advocacy and shop local mentality. She looks forward to expanding the Surfhouse brand and keeping the aloha vibe alive. Annika can be spotted on a daily basis petting the neighborhood cats or longboarding her most cherished spot in town - Beacons!