Experience hosted by Michelle

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English, Spanish, and Dutch

What you'll do

We'll meet you at your hotel or at the beach where we'll surf. Based on the weather, wave size, and your experience level we'll find one of the 7 surfing beaches in the area that will be best for you to get up on your board and riding waves in no time. It's most important to us that YOU are enjoying yourself, and that you're learning how to surf at a pace that feels good to you. We'll never send you off in waves that are too big or too strong. 'Cause that's no fun!

Once we get to the beach, we'll start with an important part of surfing: the warm-up. We'll do some stretches and warming-up exercises, as to avoid unnecessary injuries. Next, we'll teach you the technique to get up on your board. We'll do this in the sand and do some "dry" practicing before we get into the water. This so called "pop-up" technique is an important foundation to get surfing as quickly and as safe as possible. We don't recommend learning this on your own.

Once you're ready, we'll enter the water and get you up on some waves with our help. During the time in the water, we'll monitor your movements and explain where/how you can improve your surf. Jordan has an amazing eye for this!

You can take a break at any time. We'll end the class with a talk on the beach, and (if available) some fruit, water or a fresh coconut. You can find more reviews of other surf students on our TripAdvisor page.
We'll meet you at your hotel or at the beach where we'll surf. Based on the weather, wave size, and your experience level we'll find one of the 7 surfing beaches in the area that will be best for you to get up on your board and riding waves in no time. It's most important to us that YOU are enjoying yourself, and that you're learning how to surf at a pace that feels good to you. We'll never send you off in waves that are too big or too strong. 'C…

What's included

  • Transportation
    If we go to a further away beach that is only accessible by car, we'll prov...
  • Equipment
    We'll provide the surf boards, leashes, rash guards, sunblock, and wax that...

Meet your Host, Michelle

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 10 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi,

We are Michelle & Jordan and we live in the beautiful Caribbean of Costa Rica. Surfing is an incredible passion of ours that we love to share with visitors of this beautiful area. Together we organize surf classes for those that are looking to learn. We'll show you all the best hidden surf beaches in the area. There are waves for every level, you just need to know where/when to find them!

Michelle has been surfing recreationally for many years, and Jordan has been a pro surfer for 20+ years, during which he has been part of the National Costa Rican surf team, competed in and won international contests, and became sub-champion (2nd) of Costa Rica in the National Surf Circuit in 2018. He knows the ocean by heart and knows how to get others excited too! Surfing with us will be fun most of all!

Find us on sm: @kailanisurfschool
Hi,

We are Michelle & Jordan and we live in the beautiful Caribbean of Costa Rica. Surfing is an incredible passion of ours that we love to share with visitors of this beautiful area. Together we organize surf classes for those that are looking to learn. We'll show you all the best hidden surf beaches in the area. There are waves for every level, you just need to know where/when to find them!

Michelle has been surfing recreationally for many years, and Jordan has been a p…
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Where you'll be

Being locals to the area, we know exactly which beach will be best for classes on any given day, including some beaches that are "hidden" and not known to visitors!

All of our beaches are surrounded by pristine jungle, and call for beautiful photo opportunities.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Leon
October 2021
Jordan is the best. He doesn’t take too much time for the instruction and quickly enters the water with you. Nevertheless he still manages to convey all the information you need. It was my second time surfing but he still made us do some little tricks an the board. Also he‘s just a really cool and chill guy. Can’t recommend him enough!
Jen
September 2021
We only worked with Jordon. He was great, his direction was clear and concise. We learned a lot in a short amount of time. He was very attentive to our little mistakes which made us very successful. Wave after wave, it was so fun.
Katelyn
December 2020
Jordan was an amazing instructor! He was a very knowledgeable and experienced surfer and very patient with us newbies. It was our first time trying surfing and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Thank you!
Michael
March 2020
Jordan and Michelle are simply awesome. We had phenomenal weather and waves, we showed up and recieved basic technique instructions on the beach for about 10 minutes before heading into the waves where Jordan critiqued and helped us along every step. Within 5 to 10 minutes we were up riding waves and enjoying a magical experience. Throughout the whole experience our bags were supervised and Michelle took amazing pictures and videos for us to enjoy later. After the workout of 2 hours of surfing Michelle had fresh fruit waiting for us on the shore. This was truly an amazing experience and I would do it again in a heart beat.
Charlie
February 2020
Michelle is so sweet. Jordan, our instructor, was strict but quite knowledgeable! Definitely have a better respect for surfers now. We somehow expected it to be easier. They make it look so easy! Thank you for the experience.
Jesse
February 2020
Michelle and Jordan were awesome! I got tired out after an hour, but got all my money's worth) Surfing is hard work! But I got up on the board a couple times and left feeling like a success thanks to Jordan's patient encouragement and instruction. What a fun time! I wish I were staying longer because I would certainly go back for another lesson.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is strenuous.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

What to bring

Water
Towel
Swimsuit
Optional: extra sun block

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.