Surf Lessons

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Costa Rica & surfing go together like peanut butter & jelly!

Your trip to Costa Rica wouldn’t be complete without the thrill of catching your first wave! Having a surf lesson in Costa Rica is like jelly to peanut butter!

From beginner surf lessons to surf lessons/ coaching for accomplished surfers, Boos Adventures in Playa Grande, Tamarindo and Avellanas offers a complete range of surf lesson options. People of all ages, from kids to grandparents, enjoy our professional, fun, and safe surf instruction. Small group surf lessons (max 4 students per instructor) or private surf lessons are available.
Please refer to the individual profiles for our surf instructors by clicking the booking button. We employ responsible, mature, patient and enthusiastic surfers who love the sport and love to teach.

We aim to make your first and following surfing experiences fun while safe, and will take you to the places with the best conditions to learn on.

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From tiny-tot kids to grand-parents, anyone can learn to surf and have fun doing it too!

Key details of our Playa Grande surf lessons:

  • $30 per person group lesson rate, up to 4 people per instructor, 90 minutes duration.
  • $120 for a private lesson for 1 person, 90 minutes duration.

Transportation within Playa Grande included!

If you would like to request one instructor per two or 3 of you, cost will be $120 for the lesson. This is preferred by those who wish to surf with just their friends/ loved ones/ family.
If you are organizing larger groups, please contact us for specifics, assistance and options for planning your large group (12 + participants).

  • Group and Private surf lesson duration is 1 1/2 hours (90 minutes)

Pick up and drop off at your hotel or rental house in Playa Grande is available. Transportation from other towns can be arranged for an additional fee. See below for areas serviced by our transportation network.

Safe, fun lessons for all levels. Beginners will learn with other beginners, in small group lessons of a maximum of 4 students per instructor. Surf coaching available for intermediates and advanced surfers, and we suggest private surf classes for the more advanced students, to ensure individualized instruction.

From tiny-tot kids to grand-parents, anyone can learn and have fun too!

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Even the little ones can have fun learning to surf in Playa Grande, Tamarindo or Avellanas!

Lifeguard Service Also Available:

Hire one of our staff to watch over you and your family, and/ or teach you ocean awareness so that you can enjoy the ocean without the risks. $50 for 2 hours Book now and don’t miss out! Packages are available combining multiple lessons and board rental to save you money.

Why Playa Grande for Surf Lessons?

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Obviously, you have the entire country of Costa Rica to choose from as your surf lesson destination, so why Playa Grande? There are a few reasons. Lack of crowds is one big reason. When learning to surf, the last thing you want is to be among 50 other beginners taking their first surf lesson.

Playa Grande is a huge beach, with plenty of space for our surf instructors to select a quiet, uncrowded location for your surf lesson. Playa Grande is a long stretch of beach, which, at the most southerly point intersects with Tamarindo. Typically, the south end of Playa Grande beach has the smallest waves most suitable for beginner surf lessons.

When the waves are not suitable for lessons at the north end of the beach, our instructors will take you to where it is more sheltered and fun to learn on. There may be some days where it just is not the right conditions for lessons, and we will advise you of this, suggesting another, more suitable day.

For us, it is much more important that you enjoy your surfing experiences here in Playa Grande, and that you are taken surfing when the conditions facilitate this.

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