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3 Day Beginners Mini Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Guanacaste

La Oveja Negra, 100 meters West of Banco Nacional, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Beginners Surf Camp

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 4 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

Drastically improve your surf skills in just three days in the world famous surf beach of Tamarindo in Costa Rica! Your certified surf instructor will customize your Tamarindo surf lessons based on your current skill level. Don't worry if you have no experience, this three-day minicamp is great for first-time beginners! The lessons will focus on basic techniques such as stance, balance, popping up, reading waves, and more!. The lessons are given in a small group to guarantee personalized service, no more than four people per instructor!

Meet the instructors

Manfred "Fifo" Gomez
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Highlights

  • Shared or private beginner lessons
  • 2-hour customized surf lessons daily
  • Certified bilingual surf instructors and expert guide
  • Free surfboard and rashguard use
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 4 participants
Airport transfer available:
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$30 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$55 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Hot spring
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance
  • Outdoor shower

You will be staying at La Oveja Tamarindo Hostel, Surf Camp & Restaurant. The amenities include pool, outdoor patio, bar, restaurant, security, lockers, laundry service, air conditioning, full kitchen, free coffee, free Wi-Fi, and non smoking rooms. On any night, you will find travelers from all over the world having the time of their lives. Come find out why everyone is raving about the Legendary Oveja of Tamarindo, Costa Rica

The accommodations are available are:

Dorm Rooms with Shared Bathroom

  • Air Conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared living room with smart TV
  • Free coffee all day

Poolside Deluxe Private Room with Private Bathroom

  • 2 king size beds
  • Air Conditioning
  • Flat-screen TV with cable
  • Hot water
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared living room with smart TV
  • Free coffee all day

Program

Each day, after a fresh breakfast, set out to one of Tamarindo's best surf spots with your instructor and learn! Whether this is your first time on a surfboard or you have some experience and want to work on your technique, the lessons are guaranteed to improve your skills. The two-hour lessons are taught by locals that have been surfing in Costa Rica for nearly their entire lives, so you will get the best insight there is in Tamarindo.

Your Tamarindo surf lessons will be customized based on your current skill level focusing on the following techniques:

  • Etiquette
  • Safety
  • Paddling
  • Popping up
  • Board position
  • Stance
  • Reading waves

With this three-lesson mini-camp, you will have the freedom to choose which three days you will do your lessons, leaving you free time for other activities! Surf lessons are dependent on the tide, your time and meeting place will be given in your confirmation.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Surf Lesson

Review surf basics such as paddling, popping up, and stance. Have an assessment of current surf ability to create a custom surf lesson plan.

Day 2

  • Surf Lesson

Improving on the basics (popping up, paddling, stance) and introduction to reading waves.

-Day 3

  • Surf Lesson

Learning to read waves and be able to paddle into them effectively. Stance, board position, and balance improved. Intro to surf etiquette and safety.

Instructors

Manfred "Fifo" Gomez

Location

La Oveja Negra is in the best location of Tamarindo. Tamarindo, Costa Rica is a world-renowned surf location, made famous for the movie "The Endless Summer". There are almost always great waves, but not too big, perfect for those who are just learning to surf.

Features

Activities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Patio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

Food

La Oveja Negra offers the best Mexican and international cuisine in Tamarindo! Since 2005, La Oveja Negra has been a place in Tamarindo for friends, family, and travelers from all over the world. Come any day of the week and find a great time. Hang out, get some delicious tacos, see great local musicians, and play some pool or foosball. There is a promo of "2 for 1 Cocktails" all day with your meal!

Favorite Breakfast Dishes

  • Ham and cheese croissants
  • Yogurt and granola with fruit

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

La Oveja Negra has an onsite concierge tour and transfer desk to help you with anything you need to get the most out of your Costa Rica surf vacation. Also, a spa package is available upon request and can be reserved at our reception.

Recommended Activities Around Tamarindo

  • Sunset Cruise - Five-hour cruise with an open bar, food, snorkeling, and music
  • Guachipelin Adventure Combo - Ziplining, river tubing, horseback riding, hot springs, mud bath, and buffet lunch
  • Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall Tour - Two-hour hiking in Tenorio Volcano National Park to the famous turquoise waters of Rio Celeste followed by lunch and stop by the stunning Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
  • ATV Tours - Choose from a two-hour mountain or three-hour ATV ride and snorkel
  • Sunday fun day beach and pool crawl

Weekly Activities in La Oveja Negra

  • Live music every night
  • Surf trips
  • Yoga
  • Beach clean ups

What's included

  • 3 two-hour custom beginner surf lessons
  • Small group - no more than 4 students per instructor
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Free and unlimited surfboard and rashguard use
  • 10% discount on everything at the bar and restaurant

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Airport shuttle (can be added for an additional cost)
  • Shuttles from Montezuma, Santa Teresa, Monteverde, and Arenal Volcano (please send an inquiry if you are interested in these options)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) or Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request at 30 USD and private shuttle at 80 USD (1-6 pax) and 130 USD (7-12 pax). Times vary. Please provide flight details.

Arrival by shuttle

La Oveja Negra Tamarindo Surf Camp offers shared shuttle service from San Jose and Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo at 55 USD leaving at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and private shuttle service at any time for 240 USD (1-6 pax) and 360 USD (7-12 pax).

Other Shared Shuttles:

  • To/From La Fortuna/Arenal - 50 USD each way
  • to/From Monteverde - 50 USD each way
  • To/From Montezuma/Santa Teresa - 50 USD each way
Airport: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport Airport transfer available: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$30 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport Airport transfer available: Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$55 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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