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7 Days Beginner Surf Camp in Costa Rica

  • Playa Tamarindo, 152, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica

7 Days Beginner Surf Camp in Costa Rica

  • Playa Tamarindo, 152, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica

Beginner Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Witchs Rock Surf Camp will make your dream of learning how to surf come true. Since we started out as beginning surfers just like you, we understand how difficult it can be trying to learn to surf. Our beginner surf school program provides a friendly and safe environment for mastering the core skills needed to become a competent surfer. Whether you are planning a family vacation in Tamarindo with children or just want to learn to surf, or you are looking for some fun and fast barrels, weve got you covered.


  • Daily surf lessons
  • Graduation surf trip
  • Money back guarantee
  • Surfing at Playa Tamarindo
  • Top qualification instructor
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Our surf hotel has 18 rooms, each complete with air conditioning, a private bathroom, hot water, a shower and safe for your valuables. Most of our rooms have an unobstructed view of the ocean, and those that have a partial ocean view do so as a result of the lush plant life and refreshing infinity pool that have popped up since we first built the hotel.

You will be staying at Tiki room great value. This is a 1 queen or 2 twin beds. Small but comfy room with partial ocean view. Great for a single traveler or a couple (maximum for 2 peoples).

Two hour daily surf lessons: intimate, focused instruction with a maximum of three students per instructor. We think this is one of the things that set us apart from other surf schools. We are not interested in taking large groups of people out into the surf just to paddle around. This package is for people who really want to learn.

Our surf instructors are bi-lingual, friendly, patient, and qualified. They are local surfers with a deep understanding of the sport of surfing, safety, and Tamarindo beaches. We dont do the group surf lesson thing. Our lessons are private; never more than 4 guests per instructor, ensuring you get plenty of attention and improve quickly.

Graduation surf trip: by Friday, you will have a whole new level of skill, so we will take a surf trip to one of our nearby beaches to test those skills on new waves. This mini-trip will leave you feeling confident and empowered in the water. You might feel like your friends and family at home wouldnt believe it. Thats why we get it all on film.

Graduation surf ceremony: its official, youre a surfer now. You will watch a surf video of your unforgettable week and reminisce with new life-long friends before you head home. You can also purchase the video as a souvenir.

We are really good at what we do here. Since we opened 15 years ago, we have successfully taught over 90,000 surf lessons. If you dont learn to surf, we offer a money-back guarantee. Come for our standard week-long beginner surf school program and if we cant get you riding waves, well refund the whole surf package. We get many people standing up on their first lesson but well get you surfing even if youre not a strong swimmer, or youre no spring chicken anymore, or youre not in great shape. Whatever it takes, well go the extra mile to give you that new surfer smile.

Our location in Tamarindo, Costa Rica is one of the worlds best and diverse surf spots. Nestled right on one of Guanacastes pristine beaches at the corner of the Tamarindo Estuary, the wind and tidal conditions create separate and distinct wave breaks on one single stretch of shoreline. That is why we have access to waves for all surfing levels right in our front yard. Aside from Tamarindo beach, we are just a short boat or car ride away from a wide array of other types of surf breaks.

  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach nearby
  • In-room safe
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Board rental

Affordable and delicious food are available at our two on-site restaurants; Eat at Joes and El Vaquero with beer from our own microbrewery, Volcano Brewing.

Optional classroom seminars: lead by our surf instructors, these are interesting, informative, and fun. They are a great way to meet other people at the camp. Topics include surf science, safety, paddling, and surf etiquette. These are recommended for beginners and intermediate surfers, and advanced surfers are welcome to join for a refresher, or to share your experience.

  • 2 hours daily surfing session
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transport
  • Daily breakfast
  • Optional classroom seminars

Driving directions from Liberia Airport (LIR)

From Liberia Airport (LIR), take route 21 from Liberia towards Tamarindo, Merge onto route 155, merge onto route 152 towards Tamarindo and look for Witchs Rock Surf Camp on your right as you enter Tamarindo.

Arrival by airplane

Each Saturday, Witch's Rock Surf Camp offers free transportation to and from Liberia Airport (LIR). If you are traveling on a different day, we can help you make arrangements).


  • Review by A traveler from United States
    8 out of 10

    "Took the wife, friends and their girlfriends, 6 people. Very easy to book - the staff from beginning to end top notch. Meet Robert August, the man is funny as can be.The surf guide was David Hernandez. David was a key to our trip, the man can surf from sun up to sun down. He took us to local places to snack and told us about the people the country. The food and staff are awesome! The town was close by,a walk to everything. Thanks again David! WRSC staff should be happy to have this guy. "

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  • Review by Jorge
    8 out of 10

    "I loved Witch's Rock Surf Camp! Got to surf every single day the week I was there. The instructors were all very good and professional. I'm planning to go next year already. The locals were very nice too. Pura Vida!"

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  • Review by a traveler from California
    8 out of 10

    "Great place, friendly helpful staff. Got some very good to excellent surf at multiple spots. Vans and boats get you there quickly and safe. I will definitely return again! Thank you Andre, Mari and Johnny for the great surf instruction and spots."

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  • Review by a traveler from Wisconsin
    8 out of 10

    "Spent 6 days surfing in the intermediate program with Flash Miranda as my instructor. I was there to improve my surfing skills which I found Flash to be extremely knowledgeable in how to do that. He is a very good at critiquing and honing your skills. What I like the most about him is that there was no b.s. With him. He pointed out things I was doing wrong and showed just how to correct my mistakes you walking me through things in great detail. I HIGHLY recommend Flash and hope to see him next year when I return."

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  • Review by a traveler from Pennysylvia
    8 out of 10

    "Six days here surfing. Staff was extremely helpful. Surfing was fantastic. Food was very good. Good happy hour from 5 to 7. If going surfing, ask for Raffa. Great instructor with good techniques. "Chicken wing" me hermano. I'll be back. Gracias!"

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  • Review by Brian from Canada
    8 out of 10

    "HQ for legendary board shaper Robert August. A solid family friendly beach camp with board rentals and lessons. Pretty well organized and good prices. Good selection of boards from short to long and beginner to advanced. Also check out Vaqueros next door. (It's their bar restaurant)"

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