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Address: Next to Century 21, on the main road to Guiones Beach., Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2573 0975
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00

We are Nosara Tico Surf School, a local surf school (owned 100% by Ticos)...

We are Nosara Tico Surf School, a local surf school (owned 100% by Ticos) located in Playa Guiones, Nosara. Our friendly and enthusiastic staff is always there to help out, and with the guidance of our certified instructors, you will have the best surfing experience ever. We offer group, semi-private, and private surf lessons. We also offer customized surf package, and arrange surf trips to local surf spots of the northern and southern Pacific Coast. Our goal is to guide and instruct our clients into the waves step by step, give feedbacks and tips, get the most out of our surf lessons.

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Everyone at Nosara Tico Surf School is so friendly. The instructors here love what they do and want to share their love of surfing with their students. They want to see their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone at Nosara Tico Surf School is so friendly. The instructors here love what they do and want to share their love of surfing with their students. They want to see their students succeed. Our family of four (a mom, a dad, and two teenage boys) took a lesson with Maikol and Storm. They took the time to work with... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough about the team at Nosara Tico Surf School- they were friendly and professional and made our family of 4 feel so comfortable while learning to surf. Instructors Edgardo and Lucia carefully explained the basics during a brief workshop on the beach before getting us in the water. Within an hour we were all standing up and... More 

Thank alexackstan
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the way ALL adventures should begin and end. Jordan, Maikol, and Storm are passionate about what they do, and treated us like family. They covered beach and surf safety, surfboard nomenclature, and the physics of surfing in about 15 minutes. They kept everyone loose and engaged, and once in the water, all 4 of us were up and... More 

Thank airtaxi11
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got a lesson for our two 12 year old girls which went great. Jason was super friendly and supportive and the girls both stood up right away and just got better. We've gone back every day to rent the same surfboards there, just pop in for morning and afternoon sessions and the boards are ready to go. No need to... More 

Thank Aran R
Portland, United States
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our teen boys had a great first experience at surfing with Nosara Tico Surf School. They got up on their boards early in the lesson and were able to enjoy surfing the perfect waves at Guiones.

Thank John D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had two surf lessons with Diego. He was a great instructor! We had an amazing time, learned a lot, and built confidence in our new skill! We rented boards a couple times as well. Everyone in the shop is very friendly and was very comfortable. Can't say enough great things about Nosara Tico Surf School!

Thank Rachel M
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2017

What else can I say, the whole staff is great, very supportive and encouraging. Great people and great instructors who really take the time and interest in helping you. I'll be back again in a few days and I can't wait to get a few more lessons.

Thank Karyna A
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

There are probably hundreds of surf schools in Nosara. Believe me when I tell you I researched them all. For my 50th birthday I wanted to learn to surf. Picking Nosara as the place to go was easy, picking the surf school was not, I read the reviews on trip advisor, looked at various websites, and had hotel suggestions to... More 

Thank Karen B
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I can't say enough positive things about my lessons with the Nosara Tico Surf school. My instructor, Edgardo really took the time to refresh my memory on the basics of surfing. If you are staying for a week, I recommend talking a couple of lessons interspersed with practicing on your own. Edgardo helped me get better at paddling and by... More 

Thank Alexisdavis246
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Tico Surf School was recommended to us by a friend, we tried it out with our entire family for the first time and it was not only an amazing experience, we had also 2 fantastic instructors who explained us in a really good, calm way how to surf. We had a pretty fast success. Their philosophy was that we got... More 

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