Tamarindo Surf School is the first of its kind founded in Costa Rica. Our unique teaching method is based on experience and knowledge acquired over years of study and surfing. All of our surf instructors are Ticos (local Costa Ricans). This means your surf lesson will not only be conducted by an experienced surf instructor who knows the local breaks, but one who will give you some exposure to the Costa Rican culture.

About Tamarindo Surf School

Our approach is simple, enthusiastic, and above all, innovative! We guarantee you will stand up and ride your first wave in just one lesson!! If not, the next lesson is free. We offer not only our extensive experience and knowledge of surf conditions in the area, but the most friendly, clean and professional surf school in Tamarindo.

The Beach

We are located directly on Tamarindo main beach, where the waves are perfect for learning how to surf all year round. Our location is also only a short drive from famous nearby surf breaks like, Avellanes, Playa Grande and Playa Negra.. In addition to Surf Lessons, we offer surf trips for experienced surfers who seek great adventures at some of the best surf spots in Cost Rica including the famous ‘Witches Rock’ and ‘Ollies Point’.

The Surfing

We think everyone should learn to surf! All that is required is some swimming knowledge and a great sense of humor. Our instructors guarantee you will stand up and ride your first waves in just one lesson. Our experience with more than 6500 students shows that it can be done!

Surfers Posts

Surfing with Tamarindo Surf School was the highlight of my trip. I spent two mornings learning to surf with them, and quickly fell in love! It;s a testament to how wonderful my instructor was. (ask for Claudio, if you can!!) Brad and his team were professional, friendly, and encouraging. They are wonderful people who really enjoy what they do. I appreciated how communicative Brad was from the very first email correspondence, before I even arrived in Costa Rica, and I highly recommend adding the aerial photography package too!Tammy Hsu