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Surf Lessons in Tamarindo provided by Iguana Surf

Surf Lessons in Tamarindo
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About
Learn how to surf with Tamarindo's #1 Surf School since 1989. All skill levels welcome. We are located directly in front of a beach break and we are Tamarindo’s original surf shop! We are highly experience, having taught over 100,000 surf lessons in the 30 years we have been operating. All of our staff members are friendly, bilingual and very experienced professionals. Over half of our staff has been with us for over 10 years! We cater specifically to each and every customer’s needs and it is our goal to have every customer leave 100% satisfied and we put a huge emphasis on safety. We are a fully insured company with properly trained instructors in water and surf safety, CPR and First Aid.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Learn to surf with us! If you have ever wanted to try a surf lesson in Costa Rica, Tamarindo Beach is the place to do it! Warm water, light currents, and no rocks are just a few of the reasons Tamarindo is ranked in the top 10 for best places to learn how to surf in the world. Iguana Surf is located directly in front of this beach break and is Tamarindo’s original surf shop which has been operating since 1989. We offer Tamarindo surf lessons to beginners up to advanced. You can choose from one of our three options and enjoy your surf lessons in Costa Rica.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Learn to surf with us! If you have ever wanted to try a surf lesson in Costa Rica, Tamarindo Beach is the place to do it! Warm water, light currents, and no rocks are just a few of the reasons Tamarindo is ranked in the top 10 for best places to learn how to surf in the world. Iguana Surf is located directly in front of this beach break and is Tamarindo’s original surf shop which has been operating since 1989. We offer Tamarindo surf lessons to beginners up to advanced. You can choose from one of our three options and enjoy your surf lessons in Costa Rica.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8153P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2-hour lesson
  • Rash guard (Surf Shirt)
  • Soft-Top surf board
  • Locker
  • Professional bilingual instructor
  • Shower
  • Use of changing rooms
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Iguana Surf Camp & Surf Shop, 152, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travellers
  • Semi private lessons are for two or three people travelling together
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • 2-hour lesson
  • Rash guard (Surf Shirt)
  • Soft-Top surf board
  • Locker
  • Professional bilingual instructor
  • Shower
  • Use of changing rooms
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Iguana Surf Camp & Surf Shop, 152, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travellers
  • Semi private lessons are for two or three people travelling together
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Popular mentions

5.0
1,173 reviews
Excellent
1,115
Very good
35
Average
14
Poor
6
Terrible
3

Anna Z
2 contributions
Great Experience with Isabella!
Had an amazing experience with surf lessons from Isabella! I had never surfed before so I was nervous, but she made me feel so comfortable, safe and supported. She not only gave me the proper techniques and had vast knowledge about surfing, but she was also very encouraging which made me not want to give up. Highly recommend a lesson with Isabella!
Written 27 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Riley S
1 contribution
Highly recommend!
This was such a fun experience for all ages in our family! The instructors were amazing and very helpful. Would definitely recommend!
Written 26 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gentry s
1 contribution
10/10 recommend
Nov. 2021 • Family
This was so much fun, I highly recommend this surf place for all levels of surfing. I would use this surf rental shop and private lessons again.
Written 26 November 2021
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Thomas W
2 contributions
'Iguana' come back to this shop for sure
Nov. 2021
had a great lesson with david who made it fun and practical.

now surfing on my own, i've been using their 50% board rental discount ever since, well worth it.

super helpful staff in the shop. esp christian and ''das intern'' who always have a friendly way of doing things.

perfect location, across the street from main beach and waves.
Written 24 November 2021
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Kristina H
Thank you so much for your amazing review and recommendation! We love to know that our instructors and surf shop do such a great job :) We hope to have you come catch some more waves with us soon! Pura Vida!
Written 25 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Taylor Thompson
Dallas, TX3 contributions
Best new surfer experience ever! David “Bimbo” is the best!!
Let me preface this review by saying, 4 years ago I went to a surf camp elsewhere for a week, and only stood up maybe 5 times the entire week. With iguana surf, both my husband and I were standing up and riding most waves within the first 10 minutes. Also, our lesson was originally for 9am, but by our instructor’s recommendation we came back at 3:00. After walking on the beach we saw the difference in tide and greatly appreciated their recommendation and flexibility. There is a reason they are the best in tamarindo. Our instructor David “Bimbo” was amazing. He was super patient, but also tons of fun. I’ll admit we were worried when we saw the number of people out on the water at the same time, but he made it feel like we were the only ones out there. We went back and rented boards the next day using the lessons discount. Honestly, if we were here Longer we would’ve gotten more lessons. Highly recommend to anyone interested in surfing!
Written 24 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kristina H
Thank you so much for your kind words!! We love to know that our instructors do such a great job. Your satisfaction makes every effort absolutely worth it :) We look forward to having you come and catch some more waves with us again soon! Pura Vida!
Written 25 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tanyab
8 contributions
Surfing in Tamarindo
Tamarindo is a great place to learn to surf, warm water & soft waves. Our instructors were so great. Highly recommend to use this company. They were nice, organized and reasonably priced. Great experience for everyone in our group
Written 24 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kristina H
Thank you so much for your amazing review and recommendation! We love to know that our instructors do such a great job :) We hope to have you come catch some more waves with us soon! Pura Vida!
Written 25 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Damien M
1 contribution
Excellent family experience
Nov. 2021 • Family
We are a family of six and we had an incredible time with Iguana surf. Their instructors were great with the kids. We would highly recommend.
Written 24 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kristina H
Thank you so much for your amazing review and recommendation! We love to know that our instructors do such a great job :) We hope to have you come catch some more waves with us soon!
Written 24 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chiara T
2 contributions
Surflesson for beginner
Excellent Teacher, easy with booking and rebooking, for extra charge you get pictures from your lesson :) 20min instruction 1:40h surfing
Written 23 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kristina H
Thank you so much for your kind words!! We love to know that our instructors do such a great job! Your satisfaction makes every effort absolutely worth it :)
Written 24 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kristine Due
3 contributions
Love it!
Nov. 2021 • Friends
Awesome experience!! David is a great instructor and we had a lot of fun Thank you so much!! Pura vida
Written 20 November 2021
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Kristina H
Thank you so much for your kind words!! We love to know our surf instrcutors do such a great job! Your satisfaction makes every effort absolutely worth it :)
Written 22 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

marieve
Laval, Canada2 contributions
Great surf lesson!
Nov. 2021
Great experience with Gersson as a teacher! The school is literally in front of the beach so the easy access is also a very good plus! :)
Written 16 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kristina H
Thank you so much for your kind words!! Your satisfaction makes every effort absolutely worth it :)
Written 16 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Iguana Surf
Eva77721
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Recommend!
Friendly service, nice deal. Good boards, right in front of a nice beach. Good waves during high tide, staff will r
danielpH26OR
danielpH26OR
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Awesome, I love it
I loved the experience, it was very fun and those who taught us were very friendly and professional, I highly recom
peterhuyn
peterhuyn
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The spot!
Beyond my expectations! Iguana Surf experience was one of pure friendship. The entire staff is exceptional. Andrea-
Scenic645445
Scenic645445
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Family Surf Camp
We are a family of 4 with 2 parents and 2 kids ages 9 and 13. We expanded our trip beyond 3 days to 7 days and I'm
robinhF3520SO
robinhF3520SO
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Would not classify as actual lessons
Signed up for surf lessons that were supposed to be 2 hrs each. The 1st day there were so many people I just got r
Cwalko
Cwalko
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Amazing guides and service
We have done a few activities now with iguana surf and they have all been excellent! Every staff member has been ve
leonardsn44
leonardsn44
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Best surf experience!
Amazing!!!!! My husband and I have gone back 3 times already! Best surf shop in town, and Christian is the best and
Clinep83
Clinep83
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Great place to rent boards. Quick and easy process with good customer service.
Rented longboards from Iguana Surf for 3 days during my recent Tamarindo visit. Great service from Christian and th
Laura N
Laura N
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Excellent customer service!
We weren't sure of our plans but my husband and daughter wanted to surf in Tamarindo while we were in the area. We
gregorymaxd
gregorymaxd
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Tamarindo: Why are we not living here?!
We booked a Catamaran boat tour through Iguana Surf and when I tell you it was epic.....it was epic. The boat ride
lkcoen
lkcoen
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Best surf staff in Tamarindo!
Enter Iguana Surf and you’ve walked right in to the nicest group of folks you’ll ever deal with on vacation! This c
nealy2020
nealy2020
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1 Week Surf Camp
I made a last minute decision to do a 1 week surf camp with Iguana. This was an all inclusive package that included
Epeach101
Epeach101
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Great!
I had an amazing experience with iguana surf! They were accommodating and my sister and I had a wonderful time!
Passport557020
Passport557020
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Great Crew to Book Tours
We booked two water tours through Iguana Surf and enjoyed both vendors we were set up with. We also would run over
AntonSimone
AntonSimone
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Excellent fundamentals!
I was fortunate to come across Iguana Surf on my recent visit to Tamarindo. They were very accommodating at finding
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