Exciting Surf Camp Costa Rica

The secret to scoring excellent surf in Costa Rica is local knowledge. Safari Surf Aventures' ISA Level 2 surf coaches are all local Ticos who have been surfing the areas in and around the location for years. They’ve got it wired and will guide you to the best surf that Nosara on offer. One coach is in the water with you while the other video tapes every wave you ride, ensuring lots of quality video to break down for the surfing video analysis sessions. Come and ride the waves for an unforgettable surfing experience!

Highlights

  • 6-hour daily surf trips
  • Breathwork and surf yoga stretching
  • Surfing video analysis & in water surf coach / guides
  • Not including surfboard rental
  • 1 bike rental during your stay
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Meals and drinks
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport

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Accommodation

Nacho Casa is a custom home rental a mere two-minute walk to the beach of Playa Guiones. This house was made with surfers in mind and has all the amenities one would like including air-conditioned rooms, Wi-Fi, private swimming pool and juice bar, private path to the beach, safe box, surfboard racks, beach cruiser bikes, and cable TV.

The house has four rooms and three full bathrooms along with a full kitchen. Two of the rooms offer shared room accommodations with a comfy bunk bed set up along with a single bed set up. There are also two single rooms options which are perfect for couples or a single person looking for privacy.

Safari Surf Adventures Costa Rica Surf Camp Program

Safari Surf Adventures' goal is to accelerate your learning curve across the spectrum of the surf lifestyle to become a confident and skillful surfer. This in combination with complimentary surf stretching, surf fitness and breathing techniques will offer you unrivaled progression and improvement and plenty film footage of yourself. Safari Surf Adventures' unique program focuses on the following principles for success:

Location

Relatively remote equals less crowding and more wave opportunities for you. You need consistent wave repetition.

Physical

Educating you in the proper yoga / surf stretching before and after you surf to improve overall flexibility and strength which in turn helps progress your surfing.

Mental

For most intermediate level surfers, the major roadblock to advancing your skill is in your head. Blending breath work - learning how to control your breath in uncomfortable situations, building a core mental approach to situations in the surf that once had you handcuffed will unleash your potential not only in surfing, but also in all stress type situations in life.

Visual

There is no substitute for video analysis to help you understand your shortcomings and progress your surfing. Safari Surf Adventures has invested in the best (and most expensive) video analysis software in the industry. Having a coach walk you through your video clips is priceless when it comes to advancing your surf skill.

X Factor

The best watermen and women, trained surf coaches with you every step of the way, in the water and on land. Providing instant “live” feedback is essential in expediting and developing your confidence and your development.

Surprise

Safari Surf Adventures has teamed up with many current and former pro surfers who endorse our program. Don’t be surprised if a pro surfer pops in on your camp to be a guest coach providing you invaluable feedback on your surfing and hang with you for the event!

Instructors

Alonso Aragon
Alonso has been with Safari Surf Adventures as an instructor and coach since 2004. He is an accomplished surfer who loves the ocean, loves to fish, and loves traveling. Playing soccer with his boy and coaching their team is something he enjoys in his free time when not fishing. He is an ISA Level 2 Surf Coach as well as a certified Ocean Rescue Lifeguard.
Andrea Diaz
Andrea has been with Safari Surf Adventures as an instructor / coach since 2016. She is Safari Surf Adventures' new addition, but she comes with a ton of experience in the surf coaching world as her kids are all excellent surfers and competitors on the national Costa Rica circuit. She surfed professionally and was sponsored by Roxy. She is also the Costa Rican National Women’s Surfing Champion for the years 2011 and 2015. She is an ISA level 2 surf coach as well as a certified ocean rescue lifeguard.
Helberth Ruiz
Helberth has been with Safari Surf Aventures as an instructor / coach since 2008. Helberth is an excellent surfer in his own right and very in tune with the local spots. He loves to travel and surf different locations. He is also passionate about playing and coaching soccer. He is an ISA Level 2 Surf Coach as well as a certified Ocean Rescue Lifeguard.
Luis Carranza
Luis has been with Safari Surf Aventures as an instructor / coach since 2010. Luis is a progressive young surfer who like to compete and travel the world. He’s very dedicated to teaching the art of wave riding to his guests. He is an ISA Level 2 Surf Coach as well as a certified Ocean Rescue Lifeguard.
Roger Ruiz
Roger Ruiz (Pio) has been with Safari Surf Aventures as an instructor / coach since day 1 in 1999. Pio gets his nickname because he is always chirping about how good the surf is! He’s been surfing for many years and to this day still acts like a grommet. He’s very active in the local community and within his church as well. He is an ISA Level 2 Surf Coach as well as a certified Ocean Rescue Lifeguard.

Location

This surf camp will take place in Nosara, Costa Rica. Nosara is a cocktail of international surf, wellness, and yoga culture pitched against the beautiful back-road topography, tropical microclimates, exotic vegetation, and abundant wildlife. Traditionally a fishing and agriculture province, the first surfers from the United States arrived in the early 1970s and discovered the world-class surfing waves and “Pura Vida” lifestyle on which the tourism industry now thrives.

Nosara is much less crowded and developed than the beaches of Tamarindo, Jaco, and Dominical. There are no streetlights or paved roads in the province and no developments built upon the beach of Playa Guiones thanks to a 200-meter turtle refuge exclusion zone. Monkeys swing through the trees above a tropical blend of flora and fauna, making for a stunning backdrop to this performance surf program.

Playa Guiones enjoys a reputation as one of the most consistent breaks in Costa Rica, picking up both north and south facing swells. There is an abundance of waves in the area from the multiple peaks in the Playa Guiones bay to ample breaks, beaches, hidden waves, and secret spots to the north and south Nosara.

The Guanacaste region on the Pacific side of Costa Rica is littered with insanely consistent fun surf spots that you will be venturing too. The surf session will be based on the current swell direction, wind direction, and tides to treat you to some of the best surf in the area. You will have local surf coaches / guides that will put you in the best waves of the day.

You could find yourselves surfing a hollow beach break where you can work on the take-off and pull into the barrel technique. Then, you could find yourselves on a nice long reef break to work on your rail to rail transitions as well as your cutbacks. No matter where you end up for the day, you will be in the best surf possible for the best results possible!

Food

All meals are included and prepared by the local chef. It also includes choice of 6 beers daily (36 total ) or (1 total) litre of rum or vodka per person. The private chef will prepare your nutritious all organic healthy meals daily.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Organic
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)

  • 4WD, ATV, and off-road tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Horse riding tours
  • Mountain biking tour
  • Stand up paddling tour
  • Visit Nosara wildlife sanctuary

What's included

  • 6 surf trips (6-hour trips / from 07:00 to 13:00 typically) to variety of surf spots to the North and South of the location
  • Coaching program (video analysis, breath work, and surf yoga stretching)
  • Videographer / photographer for the trip
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 6 beers daily (36 total ) or 1 liter of rum or vodka per person
  • 1 bike rental for the duration of your stay
  • Copy of all video analysis sessions and final analysis
  • Copy of all your raw video footage
  • RT Transportation from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) to Nosara and back via private shuttle taxi
  • All taxes
  • Safari Surf Aventures T-shirt
  • Optional volunteer programs to attend such as Pack for a Purpose, Costas Verdes, harmony hotel sustainable tour, beach clean-up, community event(s) - soccer with the locals etc.

What's not included

  • Surfboard rental
  • Tips for instructors / staff (optional)
  • Travel insurance
  • Costa Rica departure tax (29 USD)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Safari Surf Adventures will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% 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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