Santa Teresa Surf School

All the Surfing Services and equipment rental for a Perfect Surf Vacation in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

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Surfing at Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Welcome to Surfer Heaven: Santa Teresa de Cobano, Puntarenas, Costa Rica 

Difficulty Level: Good for all levels 
Wave Height: Medium to High
Access: Easily acsessible beach fit for all ages
Facilities: Many nearby amenities

Welcome to the breathtaking beaches of Santa Teresa, located on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. Santa Teresa is a world-renowned surf destination, attracting surfers of all levels from around the globe. With consistent waves, warm water, and a vibrant surf culture, it’s no wonder why Santa Teresa has become a mecca for surfers.

At Santa Teresa Surf School we provide a variety of services to help you enjoy the thrill of surfing in a safe and professional manner. Our experienced instructors offer private, semi-private, and group lessons for surfers of all ages and levels. We also offer surf courses for those who want to take their skills to the next level. Our lessons and courses include all the necessary equipment, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm and a desire to learn.

At Santa Teresa Surf School, safety is our top priority. Our instructors are trained to assess the conditions and tailor the lessons to each student’s individual needs and abilities, ensuring that you have a fun and safe experience. Our lessons also include instruction on ocean safety and etiquette, so you can learn to surf with confidence and respect for the ocean.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, our surf school has something for everyone. With our wide range of services and emphasis on professionalism, safety, and gear included, you can trust us to provide an unforgettable surfing experience.


Surfboard Rentals in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

We offer a wide range of surfboard rentals to suit all levels and abilities. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced surfer, we have the perfect board for you. We provide all the necessary gear and focus on safety to ensure that you have a fun and rewarding experience. Our staff will help you choose the right board for your needs and provide tips and advice on the best places to surf in the area!

Our Surf Vacation Packages

Here are our standard deals including surf lessons, surf courses and board rentals, surf camp packages. We can also help you tailor make your best Santa Teresa surf vacation. Please contact our crew for futher info or questions. 

Santa Teresa Private Surf Lessons

Our private surf lessons offer personalized coaching and one-on-one attention from our experienced and certified instructors. Improve your technique and confidence in a safe and supportive environment tailor made to meet your needs. Transport and hotel pickup and dropoff are available for private lesson clients.

Starting at 89$

Santa Teresa Semi Private Surf Lessons

Our semi-private surf lessons offer a personalized and cost-effective option for individuals or small groups looking to improve their surfing skills. With a maximum of two students per instructor, you'll receive individualized attention and feedback to help you progress faster.

Starting at 69$

Santa Teresa Group Surf Lessons

Our group surf lessons are a fun and social way to learn to surf or improve your skills. You'll join a group of like-minded surfers and receive instruction from our experienced and certified instructors. With a maximum of six students per instructor, you'll receive personalized attention while also enjoying the camaraderie of surfing with others.

Starting at 59$

Santa Teresa 3 day Surf Course

Enjoy 3 private surfing sessions with a dedicated instructor who will provide personalized guidance and support throughout your lessons. Capture the excitement of your surfing experience with our surf photo package, which includes professional photos of you riding the waves. Receive a stylish T-shirt to keep as a memento of your time with us. Plus, take advantage of unlimited board rentals for the entire duration of your package, so you can practice your skills on your own whenever you want.

Starting at 249$

Santa Teresa 5 day Surf Course

Experience the ultimate surf adventure with our 5-day package! Ride the waves and improve your skills with 4 private local surf sessions led by a professional instructor. Explore new surfing spots with a guided surf trip to one of the best surf locations in the area. Capture your progress and surfing highlights with our surf photo package and receive a video analysis to help you perfect your technique. Keep the memories alive with a stylish T-shirt as a souvenir of your surf journey. Plus, enjoy unlimited board rentals for the entire duration! 

Starting at 439$

Santa Teresa 7 day Surf Course

Dive deep into the world of surfing with a 7-day surf package that includes everything you need for an amazing surf vacation! Enjoy 6 private local surf sessions with a professional instructor. Experience the thrill of riding the waves in different surf spots with a guided surf trip to a top surfing destination. Capture highlights of your surf adventure with our surf photo package, and receive personalized feedback to improve your technique with a video analysis. Take home a stylish T-shirt to remember your incredible surfing experience. Plus, enjoy unlimited board rentals for a full week!

Starting at 519$

Private Surf Photography Session

1X1 Private Surf Lesson with a Pro Surf Photographer to capture the moment! The Highlight of the Trip!
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Surf School Locations and Services in and near Santa Teresa

Here is a taste of the beaches in the Santa Teresa vicinity where we offer our surf and surf school services. Pura Vida and welcome to Costa Rica

La Lora Beach Surf lessons

Playa Los Cedros Surf lessons

Bahia Barigona surf lessons

Playa Carmen Surf lessons

Playa Mal Pais Surf lessons

Playa Manzanillo Surf lessons

Playa Hermosa Surf Lessons

Playa Mar Azul Surf Lessons

Playa Coyote Surf Tours

Frequently asked questions and important data about Surf School Services in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

What is the difference between a private, semi-private, and group lesson?

Private lessons are one-on-one sessions with a surf instructor. Semi-private lessons are for 2-3 people, and group lessons can have up to 8 students with one instructor.

What is included in a surf lesson?

Surf lessons typically include surfboards, wetsuits, rash guards, and sometimes even booties. Instructors will also provide safety instruction and surf coaching.

How long are surf lessons?

The length of a surf lesson can vary, but most lessons are around 1.5-2 hours long.

Can anyone learn to surf?

Yes, anyone can learn to surf! Surf schools cater to all ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced surfers.

Do I need to know how to swim to take a surf lesson?

It is highly recommended that you know how to swim before taking a surf lesson, as it is a water sport and safety is a top priority.

What should I bring to a surf lesson?

You should bring a towel, sunscreen, water, and any snacks you may need. Some surf schools also provide lockers for personal belongings.

Is it safe to take a surf lesson?

Surf schools prioritize safety and hire experienced instructors who are trained in CPR and first aid. They also provide appropriate gear and conduct lessons in safe conditions.

Can I bring my own surfboard to a lesson?

Yes, you can bring your own surfboard to a lesson, but most surf schools will provide a board that is appropriate for your skill level.

How many lessons do I need before I can surf on my own?

The number of lessons you need before you can surf on your own depends on your individual progress and skill level. Some people may only need a few lessons, while others may benefit from more extensive coaching.

Can I rent a surfboard from a surf school?

Yes, most surf schools offer surfboard rentals for those who want to practice on their own after taking lessons.

What is the best surf spot in Santa Teresa for beginners?

Playa Carmen is a great surf spot for beginners with its mellow waves and sandy bottom.

What is the best surf spot in Santa Teresa for advanced surfers?

Hermosa Beach is a popular surf spot for advanced surfers with its powerful and consistent waves but there are numerous more.

What kind of surfboard should I use in Santa Teresa?

The type of surfboard you should use in Santa Teresa depends on your skill level and the surf conditions. Longboards are great for beginners, while shortboards are better for more experienced surfers.

What is the average size of waves in Santa Teresa?

The average size of waves in Santa Teresa is around 4-6 feet, but they can get as big as 10-12 feet during peak swells.

What is the water visibility like in Santa Teresa?

The water visibility in Santa Teresa is generally clear, with visibility ranging from 10-30 feet depending on the conditions.

Are there any dangerous marine life in Santa Teresa?

While rare, there have been sightings of sharks, Rays and jellyfish in Santa Teresa. It is important to be aware of your surroundings and follow safety protocols.

Can I surf in Santa Teresa during the rainy season?

Yes, you can surf in Santa Teresa during the rainy season from May to November, but the waves and weather conditions can be more unpredictable. It is important to check the surf forecast and be prepared for varying conditions.

Surfing is like life, it’s always changing and always challenging.” – Kelly Slater

Check out all our favorite beaches of Santa Teresa de Costa Rica

Here is a list of some of our favorite surf spots and beaches in Santa Teresa Area? Need any help? Contact us.

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