Santa Teresa

Surf Lessons, Santa Teresa North, Costa Rica

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Surf Classes in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

From USD 50.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • surfboard & equipment
    • Rash Guard UPF 20+
    • Private transportation

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Hermosa Beach Access Road
      Hermosa Beach Access Rd, Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Start time

    08:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Had such a wonderful surfing lesson with Richard! He was extremely kind and funny but also wanted to see you succeed. Couldn’t recommend his lessons enough!


    95 reviews
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    Surf lessons with Richard 🤘
    Jason_B, July 2023
    Richard was upbeat and funny, but when it came to the surfing part…all business! He will make sure you are up and running!
    The absolute BEST surf instructor!
    David_O, July 2023
    Our experience learning to surf with Richard and Pelican Experiences was the absolute best! His energy and positive attitude are so contagious but he supports that with a very professional and expert approach to his teaching and coaching. Great communicator and motivator. Perfect English. If we did it over again, we would have got a package with him - maybe lessons every day or every other day. The kids got so much better on their second lesson - they were surfing a bit, not just standing up and being pushed by the wave. By the way, even the parents were regularly getting up on waves all week with the foundation Richard provided us on our only lesson. Loved the coconut water in the parking lot after a morning of surfing. He provide rash guards and boards of course. Because we had four taking lessons, he brought another instructor - Melissa, who was also fantastic. Richard also loves Costa Rica and Santa Teresa and so enjoyable just to hang out and talk with him. A great guy and couldn’t be more of a fan. Five plus stars!
    Surfing Lesson
    Coral_H, May 2023
    Had such a wonderful surfing lesson with Richard! He was extremely kind and funny but also wanted to see you succeed. Couldn’t recommend his lessons enough!
    Amazing Surfing Lesson
    Brandon_T, Apr 2023
    Richard was a great instructor to have for my very first surfing lesson! He was very prepared, giving me a long-sleeved surf shirt and a 9’ board in perfect condition. We started out with some stretches (very important) followed by “dry” practice, going through the motions on the beach. He was very professional and made sure I knew exactly what to do to succeed and be safe. After a few minutes of this we went into the water and put it into practice. Richard was always ready to go, and did a great job coaching me & stabilizing me on every run. He had me up on the board & riding a wave on the second attempt. Great energy from him the entire lesson, and he was just as happy and excited by my successes as I was. Would absolutely surf with him again.
    Fleur_M, Mar 2023
    We really loved the surf lesson! We found Richard to be a very good teacher, his positive vibe is contagious!!! After 1 fall I already managed to stay on the surfboard. Highly recommended! 🏄‍♀️
    Richard Rocks!
    Michelle_B, Feb 2023
    Richard is awesome!!! We ended our trip with these surf lessons and it was the perfect conclusion. Neither me nor my friend though we would stand up on the surfboard but we both did, many times! Richard, the instructor, was such a great teacher and also so much fun. 100% recommend these lessons for anyone interested in learning how to surf in the Santa Teresa area.
    Richard is who you want
    nathan_b, Feb 2023
    Richard is amazing. Super positive high energy that is infectious. And a great/patient teacher. Stood up on multiple waves!
    Richard is the best!
    Chad_H, Dec 2022
    We’ve never surfed before but Richard and Wesley had us all up and surfing in no time! Great setting, new boards, and super patient surf instructors make this a great outing for anyone.
    Surfing is so fun!!
    Kim_P, Feb 2022
    Good teacher so Much fun first try and i wake up on my board!! We are french canadien and he speak really good in english
    Highly recommended!
    Hannah_S, Jan 2022
    Richard was a fantastic instructor. Both of us were standing before we knew it. He gave good tips while standing on the board so we could directly feel the improvement while riding the wave.
    Great Surf Lesson
    Hana, Feb 2021
    I really enjoyed my surf lesson with Richard. He is patient and knowledgeable which was important to me as a beginner. I would certainly book with him next time I’m in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

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