Playa Avellanas, possibly the best surf spot on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, is waiting for you. With no tourists, wide sandy beaches, turquoise water, and perfect waves, this camp truly is a hidden gem. You’ll live in the middle of the jungle surrounded by pristine nature. Just a short walk to the beach, and yet only a few kilometers away from legendary Tamarindo.
The surf camp is close to a beach that offers not one or two, but five surf spots. No matter if you are a rookie or an expert – here you will get your money’s worth. Surfing, diving, wildlife watching, day trips, boat excursions, jungle walks, party nights or just a calm place to relax: at Rapture Surfcamps Costa Rica you can do it all.
All things considered, Playa Avellanas is a surfer’s paradise! The white sandy beach is surrounded by mangrove forests. Water temperature is 27 degrees Celsius on average year-round, making wetsuits obsolete. You can peacefully enjoy breaks between surf sessions under the palm trees.
No matter if you have stood on a board once or twice before, you plan all your travels around surfing the world, or you want to experience the feeling of riding a wave for the first time, our local surf guides know every break and will take you to the one that suits your level and offers perfect conditions for that day.
Our staff will show you how to successfully pop on the board, how to progress from whitewater to green waves, and how to enhance your existing skills, taking you from riding to ripping.
At our surf school we have boards of all shapes, sizes you can rent at our school.
The beginner module is a great fit for those who have never surfed before, or who haven’t surfed in a while and want to go through the basics one more time. Our surf instructors will make sure that you develop your skills in line with your level and that you’ll catch as many waves as possible while having fun with the other surfers.
A significant part of our guests at all camps are complete beginners, that’s why our school organizes lessons for complete beginners from Mondays to Saturdays, and as you progress during your time at camp, so does the instruction you receive. At Rapturecamps Costa Rica with the help of our patient and experienced instructors in just a few days you might already be riding green waves.
Your first surf lesson begins with an introduction about safety, beach awareness, and as well a clear overview of surfing equipment.
After you get familiar with these concepts you will start to learn the basics on how to handle a surfboard, paddle out, catch a wave, and get to your feet.
These are some fundamentals you will learn at our surf camp in the Beginner module:
The main difference with the beginner module is the level of autonomy in the water. To be suitable for the intermediate classes you should be able to get up on waves on your own, have a strong paddling ability, and feel comfortable in deep water. If these requirements represent a challenge for you, you might benefit more from the beginner course.
Our instructors will help you to improve your skills, you will learn how to read the water, where to position yourself, and how to turn on waves.
This module is focused on getting to the outside (lineup) in waist-high waves. We’ll teach you to catch green waves and ride the face of the wave instead of going straight in the white water. Our instructors will give you personalized tips on how you surf and about what to improve as the quality of the waves you pick, the speed you are able to generate, your agility on the wave, etc. Their advice will help you develop your technique and improve your surfing style.
Other important things you will learn in the Intermediate course:
Surf guiding is always included in the room price and provided at no extra cost to all experienced surfers looking to surf at one of the many world-class breaks along the area around our surf camp.
This option does not include instruction and it is intended for surfers that know how to surf (level 3), but just don’t know where to surf in Costa Rica.
Our experienced surf guides will take you to the best waves suited to your ability and advise the best places to paddle out and to inform you of any possible currents, rips, and dangers you need to be aware of.
If you do not fit into this category, but have skills more than beginner level that you wish to improve on, we suggest opting for the “intermediate” lessons instead.
Whether you are a beginner or have plenty of surfing experience, our surf guides and the instructors at our surf school know every break by heart. They will take you to the best spot for your level depending on tides and weather conditions.
If you are taking surf lessons, our instructors will first teach you the basics in surf theory class. Afterward, they will advise you on which break suits your skill level. They’ll show you how to pop up onto the board for the first time or how to improve your existing skills and get from riding to ripping. Moreover, our rental fleet consists of new epoxy and fiberglass boards in all shapes and sizes to suit your surfing needs and wishes.
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