Tamarindo

Surf Lessons in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Surf Lessons in Tamarindo

From $56.00

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  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Experience Tamarindo’s perfect breaks with a 2-hour surf lesson at a legendary beachside shop. Get in the water for the first time and practice paddling, popping up and riding in a forgiving beach break. More experienced surfers can hone their skills by surfing alongside an expert instructor, learning to read the breaking surf while improving technique and form. Riders of all skill levels can soak up the sun on the Pacific Coast and enjoy the security of an experienced surf school that places the emphasis on safety and fun. 
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

What's Included

  • 2-hour lesson
  • Rash guard (Surf Shirt)
  • Soft-Top surf board
  • Locker
  • Professional bilingual instructor
  • Shower
  • Use of changing rooms
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Iguana Surf Camp & Surf Shop
    152, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 12 are Required to Book a Private Lesson for safety reasons and to ensure a more one-on-one attention
  • Note: Please contact the phone number on your voucher to advise your chosen lesson time
  • Semi private lessons are for two or three people travelling together
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Terrific experience
      Sephy_P, Apr 2024
      Our guide, Luis, was an excellent instructor. This was our first surf lesson and it was a lot of fun.
      Kurt was awesome!!!
      Gillian_B, Apr 2024
      Kurt was a fantastic instructor. Our group was one adult and three kids it is 12 to 16. Kurt was great at explaining the mechanics and practicing on the beach, so all four of us were on our feet for our very first wave! Super fun. We are headed back tomorrow to rent surfboards from them and practice our skills!
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Thank you for your fabulous review and recommendation! We always love to hear that our surf instructors do such an amazing job and that everyone in your group had such a fabulous experience! We look forward to having you all come and catch some more waves with us again soon!! Pura Vida :)
      Great first time surfing!
      Shawn_H, Apr 2024
      My daughter had a great time with this surf lesson. Everyone was very friendly and they had plenty of time in the water to try and get up on the board. The instructors were helpful and patient.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Thank you for such a wonderful review!! Your satisfaction makes every effort worth it :) We hope you come and catch some more waves with us again soon!! Pura Vida.
      Surf
      Laura_D, Apr 2024
      My daughter (18) and her two friends took lessons and loved it! Their instructors, Fifo and Manuel, were so helpful and made sure they got up!
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Thank you for your fabulous review!! We always love to hear that our surf instructors do such an amazing job and that everyone in their group had such a fabulous experience! Pura Vida :)
      Everything and More
      Michael_R, Apr 2024
      Group lessons consist of 4 people, in this case it was my wife and two kids (15, 13) and I. We had Moises for an instructor and had an fantastic time! By the end of the lesson everyone had "gotten up" and ridden a wave. A truly amazing experience!
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Thank you for your fabulous review! We always love to hear that our surf instructors do such an amazing job and that everyone in your family had such a fabulous experience! Pura Vida :)
      Surfing in minutes!
      Kimber_S, Apr 2024
      Great semi-private lesson with successful surfing. Was ready for more challenging waves by the end. (18M)
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Thank you for your fabulous review! We always love to hear that our surf instructors do such an amazing job and your satisfaction makes every effort with it :) Pura Vida.
      Great fun!!
      Tricia_C, Mar 2024
      Had the private surf lessons and it was amazing. Our 9 year old son was up on his first try. The staff were amazing, super helpful. We all felt like pros by the end! I would definitely do it again.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Thank you so much for your amazing review! We always love to hear that our surf instructors do such a great job and your satisfaction makes every effort worth it :) We look forward to having you and your son come surf with us again soon!! Pura Vida!
      Great Experience
      Chante_C, Mar 2024
      My children and I visited Tamarindo, and my children wanted to take a surfing class. The team at Iguana Surf Club was kind, helpful, and supportive of my children. My daughter struggled, but she and the instructor persevered, and she was able to stand on the board. Both children stated that they had a great time.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Thank you so much for your amazing review and recommendation! We always love to hear that our surf instructors and surf shop staff do such a great job and your satisfaction makes every effort worth it :) We look forward to having you and your daughers come surf with us again soon!! Pura Vida!
      Great surfing lessons!
      Wes_C, Mar 2024
      Our kids had a great time! Instructors were awesome. Thank you for a memorable and fun surfing experience!
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Thank you so much for your amazing review! Your satisfaction makes every effort worth it :) We hope you come and catch some more waves with us again soon!! Pura Vida!
      First Surf
      Taryn_M, Mar 2024
      I was thrilled to be able to get up on the surf board. The waves were rather choppy so not ideal conditions. I look forward to surfing in better waves in the future and am happy with the skills I learned during my Viator surf lesson in Tamarindo.
      Response from Host, Mar 2024
      Thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendation! Your satisfaction makes every effort with it :) Pura Vida!
      I had the best time
      Donna_S, Mar 2024
      Iguana Surf Camp and instructor Nia in particular were absolutely fantastic. I am not good at surfing and overheated in the 36o weather really easily, and she showed such great patience. I loved it so much I immediately booked a second lesson.
      Response from Host, Mar 2024
      Thank you so much for your amazing review!! We are so pleased to hear that our surf instructors did such a great job and that you had such a fabulous day of surfing! Your satisfaction makes every effort with it :) Pura Vida!
      Surfs up
      Amy_C, Mar 2024
      Had an awesome lesson with Luis! First time ever surfing and was able to stand up and catch a few waves! He was kind, patient, and encouraging. We had a blast out there together. Highly recommend while in CR!
      Response from Host, Mar 2024
      Thank you so much for your fabulous review and recommendation! We always love to hear that our surf instructors and surf shop staff do such a fabulous job! Your satisfaction makes every effort worth it:) We hope you come and catch some more waves with us again soon! Pura Vida!
      Excellent instructors at the perfect beach.
      Scott_A, Feb 2024
      We came with a group of 7 and everyone had an amazing time! The beach at Tamarindo is the perfect place to learn to surf. The waves are just the right size and the shallow soft sand bottom is very forgiving. Our instructors Luca and Danger were super helpful and made sure everyone had a great time. If I were to go it again I would probably opt to pay a little more and book a private lesson. My 10 year old son had to have a 1 on 1 lesson he caught 10x more waves than the rest of us did.
      Response from Host, Feb 2024
      Wow! Thank you so much for your amazing review. We always love to hear that our surf instructors do such a great job and are so happy to know that every member of the family had such a wonderful time. Pura Vida!
      Amazing intro to surfing
      Trevor_B, Feb 2024
      First time surfing for myself, my wife, and a friend, and it was amazing! Luca was super friendly and had a lot of great information, and was very inspiring when we were struggling to work through a concept. A lot of the surfers knew each other, and the friendliness and support out on the waves made it a great experience. I would definitely recommend this, I wish we had had time for a second session!
      Response from Host, Feb 2024
      Wow! Thank you so much for your amazing review. We always love to hear that our surf instructors do such a great job and are so happy to know that every member of the family had such a wonderful time. Pura Vida!
      best surfing in the world!!
      Julia_O, Jan 2024
      Kikè was our guide and he was wonderful!! he was so patient and informative. we all had low expectations and were pleasantly surprised when we all stood up on our first try!! the waves were small and perfect to learn on. we had a blast and cannot wait to do it again someday!
      Response from Host, Feb 2024
      Thank you for your wonderful review!! Your satisfaction makes every effort worth it :) We look forward to you surfing with us again soon! Pura Vida!
      Great for a family
      Annemarie_C, Jan 2024
      we had. a 6 year old, and Tony was so attentive and amazing with him! he got up on the board more than any of us!
      Response from Host, Feb 2024
      Thank you for your great review! Your satisfaction makes every effort worth it :) We look forward to you surfing with us again soon! Pura Vida!
      Great Experience for first time surfers!
      Craig_H, Jan 2024
      First time surf lessons for 5 family members. All 5 were able to get up. Instructors were great, patient and encouraging. We had a great time! Can't wait to surf again!
      Response from Host, Jan 2024
      Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We always love to hear that our instructors do such a great job. Your satisfaction makes every effort worth it! Pura Vida :)
      Definitely Recommend!
      Taylor_P, Jan 2024
      Super fun and easy to do! Everyone was so friendly. This is a must-do activity if visiting tamarindo.
      Response from Host, Jan 2024
      Thank you for your fabulous review! Your satisfaction makes every effort worth it :) Pura Vida!
      Too many people
      Bruno_G, Dec 2023
      It was my son and I. We each had a private instructor and they were great. They have a restroom and changing area on site. The issue is that it was way too crowded and it did not feel safe. We had done something similar in hawaii last year and enjoyed it a lot more. Waves were too big and too many people for beginners. We did enjoy spending the day in tamarindo for shopping and walking around
      Response from Host, Jan 2024
      Hey Bruno! I am so sorry to hear that your surf lesson was not to your satisifaction :( I am pleased to hear that our instructors did a good job, though! Tamarindo Beach is a very famous beginner spot for surfers, so during the holidays it can get a bit crowded, so we do apologize that it did not meet your expectations. We always focus on safety and customer satisfaction and hope you can join us again one day during a less busy time!
      1st time surfers!
      lauren_s, Dec 2023
      4 kids ages 10-13 all first timers, all were standing by the end of the private lesson. Would highly recommend
      Response from Host, Jan 2024
      Thank you for your great review! Your satisfaction makes every effort worth it :) Pura Vida!
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