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Learn to Surf Costa Rica

Cobano Santa Teresa Malpais, Costa Rica

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Experience hosted by Alvaro

90 mins
Includes drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Enjoy discovering the best place to surf in Costa Rica. During this surf lesson, you will explore the incredible beach of Playa Hermosa, one of the best beach breaks in all of Costa Rica. We will provide you with a rashguard and select the right surfboard for your abilities and wave conditons. Instruction starts on the beach where the students learn about safety, how to balance, pop up and getting comfortable with the waves. After the beach lesson, we will head into the water, you will be in waist deep water catching the waves when they are already broken (white water). So no need to worry if you are a little fearful of the deep open ocean. You will be with one of our certified Salt water surfing co. instructors who will do their best to give you as many pointers to get you 'popping up' during your lesson. It's our job to help you feel comfortable and confident AND have fun out there!! After your surf session you will be treated to a fresh coconut water. If you are lucky, depending on the season, we will climb up the coconut tree and bring one straight down to you!
All lessons are group lessons with a maximum of 3 students per instructor.
Enjoy discovering the best place to surf in Costa Rica. During this surf lesson, you will explore the incredible beach of Playa Hermosa, one of the best beach breaks in all of Costa Rica. We will provide you with a rashguard and select the right surfboard for your abilities and wave conditons. Instruction starts on the beach where the students learn about safety, how to balance, pop up and getting comfortable with the waves. After the beach lesso…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Coconut water
  • Transportation
    We can provide transportation from your hotel (Santa Teresa area only) to P...
  • Equipment
    Surfboard and Rashguard
From $64
/ person
Sat, Feb 27
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
$64 per person
$64 per person
Sun, Feb 28
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
$64 per person
$64 per person
Mon, Mar 1
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
$64 per person
$64 per person

Meet your host, Alvaro

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the co-founder of the surf school: Salt water surfing co.
I grew up with the ocean and nature in Costa Rica, therefore I have a lot of experience and knowledge to share. I have been teaching people all over the world how to surf for the past 12 years. I am ISA (International Surf Association) Level 2 certified, Beach Rescue Lifeguard and CPR. I am certified with the Institution of Costa Rica tourism. I also work with the Costa Rican federation, judging surf competitions all through out Costa Rica since 2013. I am continuously growing and sharing my knowledge, passion and love for this sport to the new generation and old.
I am the co-founder of the surf school: Salt water surfing co.
I grew up with the ocean and nature in Costa Rica, therefore I have a lot of experience and knowledge to share. I have been teaching people all over the world how to surf for the past 12 years. I am ISA (International Surf Association) Level 2 certified, Beach Rescue Lifeguard and CPR. I am certified with the Institution of Costa Rica tourism. I also work with the Costa Rican federation, judging surf competitions all through…
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Where you'll be

Playa Hermosa is the most beautiful beach in the southern Nicoya Peninsula. It's prestine white sand, warm water and great waves will have you 'Pura Vida".
We can show you spectacular tide pools just a 10 minute walk away or chill at the beach all afternoon and grab fresh ceviche from our local fisherman Carlos.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Meggan
March 2020
Alvaro helped me catch my first Costa Rican waves. He was really great at assesssing my level, putting me in the correct spot to get some rides. I’ve been in the water my whole life but not as a surfer. He gave me great tips, confidence, and that extra push to actually get on the wave. Highly recommend Alvaro.
Alvaro helped me catch my first Costa Rican waves. He was really great at assesssing my level, putting me in the correct spot to get some rides. I’ve been in the water my whole lif…
Bryant
December 2019
Highly recommend this experience. My girlfriend and I got private lessons and learned how to surf the right way. It’s tiring and we fell off a lot but it was a lot of fun. We had never surfed before this experience.
Maria
December 2018
We are very satisfied with the surflesson! It was very fun and we enjoyed it very much! We felt safe all the time and got the best information how to get started. We can really recommend this surflesson with Alvaro!
Mark
March 2020
Very informative and fun experience. Alvaro definitely got me hooked on surfing. Can’t wait to go back and try again!

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    6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
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  • Sun, Feb 28
    6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
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  • Mon, Mar 1
    6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
    $64 per person
  • Tue, Mar 2
    6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
    $64 per person
  • Wed, Mar 3
    6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
    $64 per person
  • Thu, Mar 4
    6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
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  • Fri, Mar 5
    6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
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  • Sat, Mar 6
    6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunblock

water