Surf Guide Costa Rica

First of all, for those in search of a top quality surf school Costa Rica – look no further! Rapture Surfcamps Costa Rica offers excellent surf lessons conducted by knowledgeable and experienced surf instructors in a safe, friendly, and beautiful environment. In addition, our certified coaches have the skills and the enthusiasm to make sure you are having fun on the waves and improving your skills at the same time. Also, they possess a deep understanding of local conditions and surf spots and will choose the best surf break according to your level and weather conditions that day.

Moreover, lessons usually take place at Playa Avellanas, known as one of the more consistent yet still secluded surfing locations in the area. Additionally, Avellanas is situated in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, famous for its dry tropical rainforest and unspoiled nature. Furthermore, our surf camp by the beach is only 10 km south of Tamarindo – Costa Rica’s party capital and home to a number of great surf spots.

Surf Lessons Costa Rica
Surf Lessons Costa Rica

Also, our surf school Costa Rica takes advantage of the area’s fantastic waves and brings in many years of surfing experience and a wealth of local knowledge to offer you a surfing holiday out of the ordinary. While we are serious about surfing we also appreciate the finer things in life, such as delicious food, good company, comfortable accommodation and fun times. We will do everything in our power to make sure you get the best out of each and every aspect during your surf vacation!

Sunset on the Beach in Costa Rica
Sunset on the Beach in Costa Rica

Example schedule at our surf school Costa Rica:

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to safety
  • Beach awareness
  • Surfing equipment
  • Paddling
  • Catching a wave
  • Standing up
  • Board control

Lesson 2

  • Stand up class
  • Catching a wave towards the shore
  • Stalling and accelerating
  • “Popping up”
  • Refining your stance

Lesson 3

  • Turning
  • Backhand and forehand techniques
  • Surf awareness
  • Developing your style

Lesson 4

  • Improving technique
  • Linking turns

Lesson 5

  • Linking top and bottom turns
  • Techniques for paddling out
  • Getting through white water
  • Going over “out of depth” waves
  • Coming out the back

Lesson 6

  • Riding green/unbroken waves
  • Angled takeoffs
  • Sitting on your board
  • Timing and selecting waves

Lesson 7

  • Back and forehand turns on the face of the wave
  • Using rip currents
  • Surfing with hardboards
  • Refining timing and wave selection
  • Positioning yourself in the lineup
Surf Instructor Costa Rica
Our Surf Instructors are the kindest people

Rapture Surfcamps Costa Rica is located in the middle of the jungle right behind Playa Avellanas, just a short walk from the beach. Playa Avellanas is the perfect place to learn how to surf in Costa Rica with consistent but gentle waves over a mellow, sandy beach break. You can choose from private or group lessons for all levels, whether you have never surfed before and need help catching your first wave or are an experienced shredder who’d like tips on improving technique and style. Of course, we love surfing and we love teaching, allow us to share the stoke with you!