Anyone Can Learn to Surf

If you’re planning a surfing vacation with your family, your best friends, or for an entire summer camp, we’d be happy to be your hosts. We offer all levels of lessons and an unparalleled expertise of everything Santa Teresa has to offer. We specialize in surfing lessons for families and all our instructors are certified in surf lifesaving, First Aid, and CPR, and have taught hundreds of surfers at all skill levels. We’ll make your surf lessons fun, easy, and safe.

SUP: Walking on Water

What is SUP? That’s short for stand-up paddle boarding. If you prefer calmer waters, or aren’t ready for your first surf lesson, we provide SUP lessons and tours for those who wish to walk on water for the first time.If you are adventurous or advanced, this is an amazing location to experience SUPing with a tropical twist. Offshore islands, hidden bays, points, and reefs are all accessible on this pristine jungle coastline. Paddle the lagoon, ride empty waves, and cruise back downwind.The slower pace gives you a chance to absorb the flora and fauna around you. Glide by rare and elusive birds, butterflies, flowers, and marine life. Stand up paddle boarding is a way to get acquainted with Costa Rican wildlife and take in views of the coastline as you would never see them from land.


What makes us a step above the rest?

When you book your surf lessons and SUP tours with us, you are guaranteed to get the best experience possible. Surf lessons and SUP tours are not something we do on the side to make extra money, they are our passion; our main focus. We pride ourselves in operating professionally, and being able to break things down and explain them in different ways to better suit your individual thought process.
If you are surfing at an intermediate level, we have to be more selective of where we surf, and if it’s not ideal right out front, we will take you to the best surf break to get the best experience.
Another thing we offer is good ol pura vida hospitality. We want to provide you, not only with amazing surf lessons and SUP tours, but also with the surf lifestyle experience. Ask us where to find the best food and nightlife in town. We are all very social people here, and love meeting new people from different walks of life. This also gives us a great opportunity to understand you better and find the best way to help you progress with your surfing and/or paddle boarding.


We’ll Help You Plan the Vacation of a Lifetime

We also partner with other local spots if you want your trip to include yoga, hiking, zip-lining, or a massage in a cozy bungalow. Ask us to help you plan a Costa Rica surfing vacation that you won’t forget. Check out our camp and lesson offerings and book your vacation on our website.


Surfing School in Santa Teresa

It all began in 2001 when we opened ‘The Surf Shop’ in a quiet jungle town in Costa Rica. The scenic pueblo of Santa Teresa started out as a remote fishing village. Recently, it has blossomed into a funky hot spot with a great nightlife, excellent restaurants, and year-round waves. It has the great combination of Pacific Ocean, picturesque beaches, variety of surf breaks, and friendly locals. Forbes magazine recently named the area “One of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world.” Trip Advisor named it Travelers’ Choice Best Beach of 2011.



Packages & Deals


Private Surfing Lesson: 60$

Prefer to learn surfing one-on-one? We’re happy to help. We teach kids too! Kids lessons are focused on both fun and safety.


Group Surf Lesson: 45$ per person

Bring the family, your best friends, or mingle with other aspiring surfers and learn to surf together.
Maximum quota, 4 persons per teacher.


1 Day Surf & SUP: 100$ per person

Surf the waves at low tide and SUP at high tide. The best of both worlds.


3 day Surf & SUP: $200 per person

Make the most of your time with three surf lessons, use of a rashguard, and one SUP river cruise.


Coyote Estuary SUP: 100$

This full day trip is for the exploration minded, and best for groups of 3-4 people. Perfect for families.


Manzanillo River & Bay Combo: 80$

Get comfortable with your board in the calm and glassy Manzanillo River, then head to the Manzanillo Bay and finish off the tour in the ocean.


Mal Pais SUP: 65$ per person

Paddleboard in Mal Pais, near Cabo Blanco National Park.


10% Discount if you

Book 4 lessons or more.
Book a SUP tour for 3 or more people.
Book a combo package for 3 or more people.




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Reserve Now!

If you are going to visit Santa Teresa and want to reserve your surf lessons or sup tour with us, you can do it through this form, please fill all the fields, select the package you are interested on and your date then send the booking petition, we will confirm you as soon as possible.

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