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Nosara Surf Academy

Nosara Surf Academy, the most experienced surf school in Nosara, Costa Rica, offers all-inclusive surf packages and walk-in surf lessons for all surfing levels.

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Testimonials 5

Traveler Mexico

Trip Advisor website

Fantastic instruction and equipment. Kim and Pato focus first on safety. They care about their students and are very responsive with regard to booking your trip. They are exceptionally knowledgeable regarding the local breaks where you will be surfing. I highly recommend Nosara Surf Academy for your surf trip to Costa Rica.


Trip Advisor website

Kim is fantastic! If you're looking to get wisdom from a well-seasoned surf bro, Kim is your man. He's been in Costa Rica for 17 years from Long Island, but you may mistake him for a local! He aides the group style lesson by doing every step with you before sending you off on your own, down to shouting "3..2..1..UP!"

Traveler Alaska

Trip Advisor website

Geared with our multiple day instruction package (highly recommended), Kim and staff led us step-by-step through the fundamentals of surfing. We began by learning essentials of "popping up" and gradually advanced to independent surfing. I am particularly grateful for the focus on safety and wave etiquette. Make your surfing dream come true with the Nosara Surf Academy!

Scott USA

Trip Advisor website

Very impressed by the level of service and quality of instruction! From my first contact with Kim thru email in planning this special trip with my son, he exhibited the highest level of responsiveness and professionalism. He gladly flexed with us as we worked thru last minute travel challenges and, when we arrived, provided us with top notch instruction. I was up on the first wave and my son was outside after the first lesson! Nelson and Kim were both patient and insightful in critiquing our form and identifying areas we needed to work on but were ever positive! The one on one focus we got made this trip a joy. Thanks Kim and Nelson!

Scott Texas

Trip Advisor website

I had the chance to book a week of instruction here and loved everything about it. Stayed at the Gilded Iguana, literally steps away from NSA HQ. (HQ = office, boards and very useful outdoor shower/hose.) Which is located steps away from an excellent beach. I can't imagine a better place to learn. Water temp and conditions were wonderful (although air temperature is hot in April). Every morning, I'd walk over to meet either Nelson or Kim. Both were very patient with this middle aged guy who'd surfed five times before. Nelson is a great local guy, who grounded me in the basics and offered pearls of wisdom. Kim is the owner, who also offered fantastic instruction and helpful counsel. In the afternoon after a little rest and delicious local food. I'd grab an NSA board and head back out to practice what I learned that morning. By the end of the week, my skills had vastly improved and I had some impressive aches, pains, and bruises. (Badges of surf honor, my friend!) It was exhausting, humbling but incredibly fun and rewarding. Kim and Nelson were always encouraging and pushing me to the next level. As Kim reminded me, "sometimes, we all need a little push." Amen to that. I'd gladly recommend Nosara Surf Academy to you.