‘Basics of Surf’ - Beginner Surfing Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Riding level
Group size
1 — 8
5 hours per day
Calle del Parque, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Seafari Costa Rica

Seafari Costa Rica

2 reviews

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Join Seafari in Tamarindo Bay for probably the best beginner surf camp in Costa Rica! Tamarindo is simply amazing one of the best surfing beaches for beginners, with a variety of waves to move through as your progress. This is an entry level program featuring one-on-one lessons for fast improvement. Our instructors will keep track of your progress using evaluation charts and video analysis, providing the necessary feedback on specific points to maximise your progress. This Tamarindo surf camp from Seafari will introduce you to all the aspects of surfing surf including steady water / dry lessons and body wellness, (including a body stretch before every lesson, yoga for surfers with a certified instructor and the benefits of sport massage) to keep you up to with the physical strength and flexibility that this sport demands. This course is one of the best structured ways to learn to surf in Costa Rica.

The practical surf aspect comprises of four well structured lessons of five hours each, over a seven day period. In addition, participants will enjoy a half day surf trip to a nearby beach and are able to choose one out of the following half day excursions: Mangrove boat trip, horseback riding, sunset sailing in an 80 foot schooner or night watching turtles nesting (during season only). The costs include transport to and from the beach each day, water, beach towels, equipment hire, a graduation dinner and a brand new rash vest!

The outline of the course is as follows:

First lesson

New Drills:
1. Prone position / body alignment
2. Basic paddling technique
3. Jump (pop up) techniques
4. Riding stance position
5. Getting off the board safely
6. Safety tips: head cover, board positioning and paddling in/out.

Second Lesson
• Recap on safety tips, paddling techniques, riding stance and body position.
New Drills:
1. Look at unbroken waves
2. Foot work, acceleration / deceleration.
3. Turtle roll (paddling out technique)
4. Surf etiquette
5. Surf Clinic (Theory Lesson)
6. 1 hour sports massage. 

Third Lesson
• Recap on foot work, safety tips, surf etiquette, film day.
New Drills:
1. Advanced paddling techniques
2. Basic turns
3. Riding unbroken waves
4. Video analysis
5. 1 hour yoga for surfers

Fourth Lesson
New Drills:
1. Taking off from the wave’s peak
2. Bottom turns
3. Balance exercises

As you can see, this camp is a comprehensive surfing course! So, if like many others you want to learn to surf in Costs Rica, you should choose the best structured and best organised surf camp, on the best surfing beach for beginners, to make sure that you get an amazing experience on your Costa Rican surf vacation!

Price: per person 

Included services: 

  • coaching
  • accomodation
  • equipment rental
  • body wellness, stretching, massage, yoga

1 review
  • Nate Roberts

    I can't say enough good things about my experience with Seafari. I am an experienced surfer who travels regularly to different countries in search of waves. My guide Alejandro was extremely knowledgeable, punctual, over prepared, surfed well, always made me feel safe, affordable, and genuinely loves what he does. If you are coming to Costa Rica and would like to learn to surf or are experienced and need a great guide to show you the best spots then look no further.

    Nate Roberts
Seafari Costa Rica

Seafari Costa Rica

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