Surf Lessons in Tamarindo by Tidal Wave Surf Academy

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From USD 55.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn to surf in Tamarindo Guanacaste with an instructor with over 15-years of experience. This lesson is about two hours, where you’ll learn techniques including efficient paddling, board control, wave riding position, and some basic instruction for catching waves. Afterwards, have some fresh fruit to get some energy and recover quickly.
  • Feel safe with your experienced instructor
  • Focus on having fun today
  • Come away with surfing techniques and skills
  • After a few hours of riding waves, have a rest with some fresh fruit

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Snacks

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Tidal Wave Surf Academy
      South Tamarindo Beach on the way to Langosta Beach next to The Coast Hotel, Alameda 11, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica

      South Tamarindo Beach on the way to Langosta Beach, next to The Coast Hotel Alameda 11. Tamarindo Beach

    Start time

    Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

    Opening hours

    • 11/5/2021 - 3/20/2024

      Monday - Sunday : 06:00 am - 06:00 pm

    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
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
    Operated by Tidal Wave Surf Academy

    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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    33 reviews
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    Arlene_C, July 2022
    It was such a good experience and fun at my age learning surfing. Alvaro was very knowledgeable , patient and kind. Will definitely come back and try it again.
    Response from Host, July 2022
    Thank you very much Arlene, we will be waiting for you for a new and fun surf session. Pura Vida!!!
    Great teachers. Great price.
    Stephan_L, May 2022
    My family Had a great surf lesson with Alvaro. Communication was great through WhatsApp and he and his buddy helped the 4 of us (2 adults and 2 kids). They were patient and very encouraging. Alvaro bought is dessert afterwards as well. Highly recommend for the personalized lesson and ratio of teachers to students. Plus no extra up charge for young kids. (Some places charge extra but he does not!). Best value, you won’t be disappointed
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you very much Stephan. I also want to congratulate you for that beautiful, brave and athletic family. It was very pleasant to share with all of you and teach you a little about the basic of this beautiful sport. I hope you do very well. Until next time, Pura Vida!!!
    Alvaro was great. He...
    jaime_H, Apr 2022
    Alvaro was great. He communicated with me from day I booked it. He is an amazing instructor as well. My family really enjoyed. Especially my teenage daughters.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    I appreciate your words Jaime and not everything I did, your daughters and husband brought magic with them and knew how to use it... Thank you!!! Great students!!! and hope to see you all next time... Keep paddling. Pura Vida
    A highlight of our whole trip!
    Shannon_J, Mar 2022
    Surfing lessons from Alvaro were a definite highlight of our whole Costa Rica trip! Right from the start, he made sure we felt comfortable and fitted us with appropriate sized boards. He took time to help us stretch and teach us some solid techniques. Then we headed to the waves! Alvaro was great - he was very patient, sincere, kind and encouraging. He was right in the water with us, coaching us, guiding us and making sure we were having FUN! We all managed to surf some waves - myself (age 40) and my two boys (age 9 and 12). Afterwards, he bought us bottled water and a delicious fruit platter from a local Tamarindo vendor. Alvaro was kind, fun, respectul and a great surfing instructor. We all highly recommend taking a lesson from Alvaro - you won’t regret it!
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Shannon, AMAZING words to describe the experience!!! i really appreciate that! and was a pleasure be the highlight of your vacation in CR.(WOW that sounds GREAT :D )You and the guys are one of the best Surf students i have had and a lovely family. Hope your guys develop that power for board sports and you too like surfer mom. Thanks for everything and Pura Vida!!!