Pura Vida Surfers, Santa Teresa

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding · Surfing / Windsurfing / Kitesurfing
Pura Vida Surfers’ Surf Camp

Our surf camp will give a solid ground for anyone who wants to become a better surfer. It does not matter if one is a complete beginner or an experienced surfer, all levels are welcome. We will teach the student everything he/she needs to know: paddling, standing up, dropping into waves, riding across waves, surf etiquette, board designs, and wave types. Every course includes two surf lessons per day and as one progress, the lessons will advance.

The classes will look different based on ones experience.

Beginner lessons:

On the first class one will learn all the basics of surfing, starting from zero (no experience needed.) One 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 one is usually ready to move on to the intermediate class.

Intermediate lessons:

One will be advancing their surfing skills; we will shift from white water to the outside break, or what we call it, the green waves (bigger waves.)

Some of the things that one will learn are: timing (how to start paddling for a wave and when to stand up,) positioning on the board (normally you try different sizes of boards according to your daily improvement,) paddling techniques, turning (how to ride the wave sideways,) getting trough the bigger waves, and surfing etiquette.

Advanced lessons:

During these sessions one will be filmed and we will do a video analysis together after each session. This is the best way to get better at surfing. We will show you what you are doing wrong, how to fix it, and how to improve your surfing. Surf big waves every day and feel like a part of the surf community with the instructor and local surfers.

Our instructors will be by your side all the time to make you feel safe in the water. They will coach you, give you feedback, correct your mistakes, and help you to improve your skills with every wave you try.

All packages include:

- 2 surf lessons per day, 1 hour each

- Surf board and rash guard

- Fruit and water after each surf lesson

- Transportation to and from the beach

- Accommodation (5, 7, or 10 nights)

- Breakfast and dinner

Surf camp prices:

5-day surf adventure: $850

7-day surf adventure: $1100

10-day surf adventure: $1500

Upon request we can help you arrange ground transportation from and/or to the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José. The cost is $50 one way and will be added to your final price.

Surf lesson prices:

Surf lesson: $45

Private lesson: $55

Advanced lesson: $55

Family lessons are available upon request.
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  • I stayed here for an amazing 10 days. The rooms are everything I wanted. Big, cleaned every day, safe, and quiet. The location is also perfect, next to the best surf spot and good restaurants. The...  more »
  • Pura Vida Surfers were amazing!! We were all beginners and they had us standing up right away and on day two even took us to a different beach to get some gentle green waves. So much fun and highly...  more »
  • Absolutely amazing surf courses as well as yoga offering. The whole thing is great as you have a such a wide offering of food and yoga places to chose from them. The team around Victor, Markus, Ruben and Andres are great.
  • It was wunderful

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