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Pura Vida Surfers

Surf School in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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About

PURA VIDA SURFERS
Have fun, live well, explore, learn to surf – that’s what Pura Vida Surfers is about. Pura Vida Surfers is a local surf school situated in the astonishing Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. We offer surf lessons for everyone, no matter age and previous experience. Our goal is to share our love and knowledge about surfing and give you an experience you will never forget!

Lessons:

Adults

Kids

Level:
  • Kids Surf
  • Beginner Surf
  • Intermediate Surf
  • Advanced Surf
  • Private Surf
  • SUP
Main Surf Beach:
playa santa teresa Costa Rica and playa Hermosa
Meet at:

Your accommodation

  • Lessons
  • Prices
  • Getting There
  • Waves
  • Terms
  • Due to changing tides exact surf lesson start times are not decided until the week of your lesson.
  • After you book we will contact you the week of your lesson to tell you your lessons start time.

Kids Surf

We offer surf lessons for kids aged 4-14. Each lesson is two hours long. Parents are welcomed to join. We offer full transport from your accommodation to the beach and back. Surfboard and rash guard are included. Surf lesson includes fruit and water.

Beginner Surf

On the first class you will learn the basics of surfing, starting from zero (no experience needed.) You will learn about safety and ocean knowledge, surfing etiquette, positioning on the board, how to paddle, how to stand up properly, and how to ride a wave. After a couple of lessons you are usually ready to move to the intermediate class.

Intermediate Surf

We will shift from white water to the outside break, or what we call it, the green waves. Here we focus on: timing (how to start paddling for a wave and when to stand up), positioning on the board (normally you try different board sizes according to your progress), paddling techniques, turning, getting in to the line-up, and surfing etiquette.

Advanced Surf

The advanced lessons are about improving weaknesses and learning new skills. We will analyze your surfing technique, show you what you are doing wrong, and teach you how to fix it. The aim is to improve your surfing and also work on things you wish to get better at. Surf big waves every day and feel like a part of the surf community with your instructor and other surfers.

Private Surf

Private surf lessons are for two hours for any skill level of surf instructions needed. We will drive to the appropriate destination to meet the requirements of the surf level.

Surf Guide

We offer surf guiding for those who want to explore the beautiful coast and catch the best waves

Yoga

Enjoy the relaxing, and balancing yoga is a combination that many love. The practice of yoga gives strength and flexibility to the body, and peace to the mind. By finding focus and clearing the mind. Classes are every day at 9 AM 3 PM and 6 PM

SUP

Our much appreciated Stand Up Paddle Tour is a great way to relax and at the same time also get the physical challenge. It is a full body workout, especially challenging for the balance, and it is a whole new way to experience the ocean. People of all ages, body types, and skill levels can learn and do stand up paddling. The Stand Up Paddle Tour is a time well spent in the wonderful Costa Rican

Prices from 01 January to 31 December


Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day
Kids Surf Lessons USD$45
Beginner Surf Lessons USD$55
Intermediate Surf Lessons USD$55
Advanced Surf Lessons USD$55
Surf Guide USD$30
Yoga USD$10
SUP Lessons USD$65

Private Rates

Private Surf Lessons
Prices per person
1 Day
1 Person USD$65
2 People USD$55
3 People USD$55
  • We pick you up from your accommodation

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Surf beaches around Santa Teresa
Playa El Carmen is the most popular spot in this laid back Santa Teresa surf area. It is an excellent open beach break for all standards. Surfing Playa Santa Teresa is a mix of sand and volcanic rock which create some barrel riding waves. Hermosa offers gentler waves, an excellent spot for beginners.

Air temperature in Santa Teresa is the same year round 32°C. The seasons can be divided in two: From December to April you have the Dry Season, and from May to November the Wet Season. The busiest time for tourism in Costa Rica is the Dry Season.

Santa Teresa is a year round surf destinations. From April to October is the larger swell season. From December to March waves are smaller but nice and clean, usually around 4 foot and it is probably the best time to stay at a Santa Teresa Surf Camp. The Wind is not usually a major factor and glassy offshore conditions are usually best in the morning.

The area has dozens of waves off the beaten track waiting to be explored and surfed from Manzanillo in the north and around to Montezuma on the other side. Come Surf Santa Teresa with us...

Payment

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due when you arrive at the beach.

Cancelling

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.

What happens if the surf school cancel the Surf Lessons?

In the rare occasion that conditions do not allow for the surf lesson to go ahead you will be given a full refund.

Debit/Credit cards are not accepted on site – cash only.

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