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Surf with the best surf school in Tamarindo. With over 16 years of experience, we have thought thousands of happy surfers of all ages and levels on their travels to Costa Rica. We pride ourselves for our dedicated professional and personal approach giving you the safest and most fun experience while surfing in Tamarindo. All our surf lessons include:

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2-Hour Instruction

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Bi-Lingual Instructor

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Choose Your Tamarindo Surf Lesson


Tamarindo is the most popular surfing destination in the country and has the best conditions to learn to surf in Costa Rica year-round and offers plenty of more challenging breaks along the 3km long beach, for the intermediate and more advanced surfer.

Tamarindo Surf Lesson


beginner only

4 people per instructor

$45 per person

semi-private lesson tamarindo


beginner & intermediate

2 people per instructor

$60 per person

surf lessons Tamarindo Costa Rica


beginner & intermediate

1 person per instructor

$80 per person

All prices are in USD and excluding 13% VAT

Learning to surf at Blue Trailz Surf School is your best bet in Tamarindo. Our two-hour surf lessons go out in small groups with no more than four people per expert, bilingual instructor, meaning that you’ll go from novice to pro in no time under their watchful guise. If you want an even more personal surfing experience, book a semi-private surf lesson (only two people per instructor) or a private surf lesson, for 1-to-1 attention.

While you are at it, learning to surf is like learning to ride a bike, you need a bit of help in the beginning. So to really get you started, we also offer a package of 3 lessons at a discounted rate.

Learn more about our Costa Rica surf lessons

We have over 15 years experience teaching thousands of surfers of all levels (from children to older people and beginners to experts) and all our Tamarindo surf lessons include the use of a board and rash guard. Our Tamarindo surf school has instructors who will focus on your needs, providing you with useful tips and hints when you’re in the water and ensuring you’re confident enough to face the right wave for you. We are centrally located, so whether you are staying at the Tamarindo Diria, Jardin del Eden, Wyndham Tamarindo, Occidental Tamarindo hotel, or even at the RIU Guanacaste or JW Marriott Costa Rica, we have you covered for surf lessons.

Beginner and novice

Our beginner surf lessons in Tamarindo beach offer the best conditions for beginner surfing in Costa Rica. During your first two hour lesson, your instructor will focus on the basic theory behind surfing, safety in the water and practicing your pop-up. With the theory under your belt, you’ll then be ready to ride some real Tamarindo waves and will learn to surf in Costa Rica.

Intermediate surfers

If you can comfortably paddle out and catch waves on your own, but want help getting your skills to the next level, try out intermediate surf lessons in Tamarindo.

Before you head out, our instructor will discuss your surfing experience and which areas you would like to improve. This will ensure that you get the most out of your two-hour lesson. Based on your skills, what you want to accomplish and the actual wave conditions, your instructor will help select the best board and the most suitable break.

To ensure you get the most out of your lesson, we only offer semi-private and private lessons for intermediate surfers.

Kids surfing

Never too young to learn to surf, we also teach kids as young as 5 years, as long as they can swim. To provide the safest and most enjoyable learning experience, kids between the ages of 5 and 15 will be going out on semi-private or private surf lessons.

Our instructors will take your kids to the best and least crowded surf spots in Tamarindo, in order for them to learn at their own pace.

Surfboard rental

We offer reduced rates on surfboard rentals at our surf shop if you want to continue to surf after your lessons.

Large groups

Looking for Tamarindo surfing lessons with 6 people or more just contact us here. We have a lot of experience teaching surfing lessons to small and large groups of beginners alike. Even with surf lessons for larger groups, there never will be more than 4 students per instructor for the best and most fun learning experience.

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Any questions, or coming with a group of 6 or more, or looking to combine lessons with board rental? Just e-mail us.