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Surf Lessons in Tamarindo

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Experience Tamarindo’s perfect breaks with a 2-hour surf lesson at a legendary beachside shop. Get in the water for the first time and practice paddling, popping up and riding in a forgiving beach break. More experienced surfers can hone their skills by surfing alongside an expert instructor, learning to read the breaking surf while improving technique and form. Riders of all skill levels can soak up the sun on the Pacific Coast and enjoy the security of an experienced surf school that places the emphasis on safety and fun. 
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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2-hour lesson
Rash guard (Surf Shirt)
Soft-Top surf board
Locker
Professional bilingual instructor
Shower
Use of changing rooms
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Iguana Surf Camp & Surf Shop , 152, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Children under 10 are Required to Book a Private Lesson for safety reasons and to ensure a more one-on-one attention
  • Note: Please contact the phone number on your voucher to advise your chosen lesson time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Semi private lessons are for two or three people travelling together
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Iguana Turismo Aquatico
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Surf Lessons in Tamarindo?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Surf Lessons in Tamarindo?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Surf Lessons in Tamarindo?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Surf Lessons in Tamarindo?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "The less was supposed to be 2 hours, but was ended about 30 minutes earlier for some reason." See review
  • "Highly recommend for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of the sport!" See review

Reviews

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1,192 Reviews

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star-5
Best lesson ever
Brian_M
, Oct 2021
Just being able to get the hang of standing up. I honestly had so much fun and it was the first time surfing ever. My instructor Anthony was so nice and patient. Made me feel very comfortable especially when I was unsure of surfing etiquette.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you very much for your amazing review! We love to know that our surf instructors do such a great job :) We look forward to having you come catch some waves with us againn soon- Pura Vida!
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star-5
Excellent surf lesson
Jacqueline_S
, Aug 2021
The instructors at Iguana Surf really know their stuff! My 15 year-old son had a great experience learning to surf. The instructor spent 2 full hours with him. The equipment was in good condition as well. Highly recommend it!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you very much for your amazing review and recommendation! We love to know that our instructors do such a great job! We hope you come catch some waves with us again soon :) Pura Vida!
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star-5
Excellent surfing experience for a group of beginners.
David_G
, Jul 2021
Want to learn to surf with a great instructor? This is the place to go and prices right. Four of us took lessons together aged 16 - 52.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you very much for your amazing review and reccommendation! We love to know that our instructors does such a great job :) Pura Vida!
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star-4
Great experience surfing
Sheryl_C
, Jul 2021
I was so so excited for these lessons. It was myself and my son and I booked a semi private. The instructors were nice, but ended up having less than 2 hours which I read in quite a few reviews. I saw some instructors having the students pose for pictures at the end. I asked ours to stop so my daughter could get a picture. My son had to yell to them cuz they were up ahead snd him/I were trudging behind carrying the boards. After, I realized why we had to ask to have my daughter take a picture- their guy tried to sell us pictures for $40. I loved the experience and if we had more time, I would have taken another lesson but from another place. Definitely try the surfing while in tamarindo!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hola Sheryl: Thank you for taking the time to post this detailed review. I am sorry that you were not completely satisfied with our service, and I wish you would have come to us directly after the lesson, so we could have called the instructor's attention and make it right. The photographer is an independent worker, and he sells the pictures, they are not part of the package. Our mission is to provide you the best, most fun experience in the water so you fall in love with surfing as we are in love with such an amazing sport. We owuld love for you to visit us again in the future if you are back in town and we will show you the true Iguana Surf Experience. Pura Vida!
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star-5
Great for first timers
JerryChesterson
, Jul 2021
The waves where amazing and the instructors did great. First time surfing and I caught at least 20 waves over the 2 hours. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you very much for your amazing review and recommendation! We love to know that instructors do such a great job! We hope you come back to catch some more waves with us soon! Pura Vida!
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star-5
Totally Recommend
Summer_E
, Jun 2021
This was my first time surfing. Great experience! I got up on my third try. Instructor was patient, friendly and very professional. Numerous people recommended Iguana Surf and they were 100% right.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you very much for your amazing review and recommendation! We love to know that our instructors do such a great job :) We hope you come back soon to catch some more waves with us! Pura Vida!
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star-5
Beginners learned how to surf
GarryL_C
, Jun 2021
Had a great time in a private lesson - 4 of us paired up with an instructor per person. They made sure we actually learned the basics of surfing while we were having fun. Will definitely be back.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you very much for your amazing review and recommendation! We love to know that our instructors do such a great job. We hope you come back soon to catch some more waves with us! Pura Vida!
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star-5
Beginner lesson
Jan_B
, Feb 2021
Everything was well organized. Sabinka, our instructor, was very nice and competent and knows of what she‘s doinh.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thank you very much for your amazing review and recommendation. Keep on surfing;) Pura vida!
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star-5
It was pretty fun and the guy who teaches me was very patties
Kody_W
, Jan 2021
Amanzing peolpe and good Teachers , they are very patient with u if you can’t take the waves very quickly
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for your review! Keep on Surfing!
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star-5
Surfed a wave on my first lesson
amangabi
, Feb 2020
Anthony was such a great instructor and really helped me understand the foundations of surfing. I would definitely do this again!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for the kind review. Keep on surfing, an Pura Vida!
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