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Surf Lessons in Tamarindo

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  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
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Surf Lessons in Tamarindo
From USD 56.25
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12m Group Surf LessonMost Popular
Group classes are available for those that want to learn to surf and do not mind learning with other people in their group. Maximum of 4 students per instructor.
From USD 56.25
9am Group Surf Lesson
Group classes are available for those that want to learn to surf and do not mind learning with other people in their group. Maximum 4 students to 1 instructor.
From USD 56.25
12m Semi-Private Surf Lesson
Semi-private lessons are perfect if you are traveling with a friend or family member and you would prefer to have a lesson with just you and your friends and an instructor.
From USD 81.25
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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. 
What to Expect
Once you arrive to Iguana Surf Shop you will be greeted by Christian, Anthony or Lindsey who will get you all signed in for you lesson, give you a lock for your locker to store your personal items and send you back to put everything away and come back to the front to meet your surf instructor and to get geared up with your rashguard (surf shirt).
Your instructor will then explain that everyone is going to head to the beach and show you the proper way to carry your surfboard. Once you get to the beach your instructor will begin with a 20 minute basic introduction to surfing focusing on safety, surfing etiquette and then explain the 1, 2, 3 step popup process. He will then help you practice this pop up technique while still on the sand until he feels you are comfortable and ready to head into the water and put everything you just learned to use.
Your instructor will be with you the entire time in the water providing positive feedback and instruction to help you improve your surfing skill level. After about 1 hour and 40 minutes in the water, it will be time to return to the shop, shower off and check out some of your surfing pictures that are available for purchase if you would like. After you take a lesson with us we offer a special discount (50% off) all board rentals for the rest of your vacation! Pura Vida!
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great time surfing

My husband and I did these surf lessons with our 12 and 10 year old. They do "group lessons" in groups of 4 with 1 instructor. So it worked out perfect for us. The instructor teaches you what to do and then gets in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jessica s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
1st time Surf Lessons

We did a first time surfing lesson- my husband and I and our 2 girls (aged 11 & 9). The guys were super nice and patient. Everyone had a great time - would highly recommend.

Thank Eaoconnor
IguanaSurfCamp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Iguana Surf, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello There! One thing we absolutely adore is seeing families surfing together!! good for you!! what an amazing family!! we are so glad you had a great time and hope to see y'all back surfing soon!! Welcome to the Iguana Surf Family!! Pura Vidaa!!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Amazing Surf Lesson

My husband had his first surfing lesson at age 67 with Manuel from Iguana Surf. Manuel was so gracious and fun. He is an excellent teacher and before the two hours was up, my husband was riding the waves!! I had been very apprehensive about...More

Thank Mary0212
IguanaSurfCamp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Iguana Surf, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hola,Hola mary!! We are soo proud of your husband!! trying new things takes courage!! We are so happy he had a good time and enjoyed his lesson!! Come back soon!! Welcome to the Iguana Surf Family!! Pura Vida!!

Reviewed 1 week ago
So much fun with Keke!

My husband and I took semi-private lessons in the afternoon, and we had a blast! Keke (Luis) was our instructor and he was very encouraging and was good at helping us correct our technique after unsuccessful attempts. It was our first time surfing and we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HKLevy
IguanaSurfCamp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Iguana Surf, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hola Hola!! We are beyond glad you enjoyed your surf lessons with Luis!! We always love to hear our clients had a good time learning how to surf! Photos are a great bonus indeed!! We hope you come back soon for some surf at Iguana!!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent lessons with Hugo

We had 3 guys who have never attempted surfing prior. It was easy to book online and called and got several questions answered (great english speakers there). Hugo was our instructor and he was excellent. He gave us detailed explanations of what to change each...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scott A
IguanaSurfCamp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Iguana Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hola Hola Scott!!! Thank you so much for your kind words about Iguana Surf. Hugo had an amazing time surfing with ALL of you guys! It's awesome to hear you enjoyed your lessons and we really hope you come back pretty soon!! Until next time,...More

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