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Learn to Surf with Local Surfers & Pro's

surf lesson

Learn to Surf with Local Surfers & Pro's

Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English
surf lesson

Learn to Surf with Local Surfers & Pro's

surf lesson

Learn to Surf with Local Surfers & Pro's

Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Our daily surf lessons are held at the warm waters of Estero Beach, Santa Catalina. One of the best beach breaks in Central America for beginner & intermediate surfers. A super relaxed and uncrowded beach with a gentle soft sand bottom and no rips. Offering smaller more gentle waves for beginners on the south side and more challenging waves on the north. It is the perfect break to begin and improve your surfing. Classes are around 90min - 2 hrs and begin with theory, water and board safety, a warm up and then learning the perfect pop-up and hitting the surf. You'll be paired with no more than 2 other guests at the same level with your instructor to ensure you receive the best coaching and personalised attention to really progress. The water is warm all year round so you'll never need a wetsuit, but we'll provide you with a rash vest for comfort and extra protection from the sun. We have a range of soft and hard boards, so you can feel confident you’ll you have the right board for your level. Class time each day will vary depending on the tides, but generally we’ll be out in the early morning. And if the tides are in our favor, we’ll also enjoy a spectacular sunset session! We'll also pick you up and drop you off wherever you are staying in Santa Catalina so you don't need to haul down to the beach to meet us if you aren't staying close by.

Your host

Learn more about Vickie

Vickie

Sergio and I quit our law firm and advertising jobs over 5 years ago now to found Santa Catalina Surf + Yoga Retreats in Panama. From the very beginning our goal was to work with and help thrive the local community. One of the big ways we do this is with our Surf classes. Where you get to learn to Surf with the most talented (and humble) local surfers in Panama. Who’s home break is right here in Santa Catalina. On our team we have Oli Camarena who is the 4x National Champ and runner up in the ISA World Surfing World Games last year. Kelvin Gonzalez who was competing in the World Surfing Games in Japan against current world #1 Gabriel Medina in his heat! And a crew of other super talented local surfers. Sergio from Argentina, has also been surfing here for over 8 years and teaching for 5. Patient, supportive, encouraging & super Fun :)

What's included

Food
We'll also bring some fresh local fruits to fuel up after your session.
Drinks
Making sure you're hydrated before and after a session is key! Bring your water bottle if you have one, we'll have chilled…
Transportation
Included is your pick up and drop off in our shuttle wherever you are staying in Santa Catalina.
Equipment
Surfboard and rash guard supplied for your lesson. Plus, if you book 2 or more lessons we'll take GoPro video of your…

Where you'll be

Estero Beach is the place you dream about, where you can paddle out early morning and be the only surfer out there. Or take in a mind-blowing sunset session. This beach is long and beautiful. With a soft sand bottom so it’s safe and forgiving for beginners. And for those with experience we’ll take the more challenging waves out back. Santa Catalina was in the NY Times top 52 places to visit this year because of this amazing coastline.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Vickie
Learn to Surf with Local Surfers & Pro's
New experience
$50/person
New experience
$50/person