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Surf Lessons in Tamarindo

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    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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    Departure Point
    Iguana Surf Shop Tamarindo

    Directly in front of the beach on the main street in Tamarindo on Costa Rica's Gold Coast
    • 2-hour lesson
    • Rash guard (Surf Shirt)
    • Soft-Top surf board
    • Locker
    • Professional bilingual instructor
    • Shower
    • Use of changing rooms
    • Bottled water - We have a water filter for surfers to rehydrate after their lesson
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children under 10 are Required to Book a Semi-Private or 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 travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Semi private lessons are for two or three people travelling together
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My husband and I had an amazing time learning to surf with Iguana’s instructors. Thomas and Manuel were great at teaching us the basics and we didn’t feel rushed or pressure at all. We were both surfing the waves in no time! If you’re looking for a fun surf lesson, I’d HIGHLY
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    I got my first surf lessons with this guys. They where very gentle and nice. I really learned to surf there. They have a lot of experience.
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    We originally only planned on one lesson, but had so much fun that we went back for a second day requesting the same teacher, Steven. His instructions were super helpful and helped us make so much progress. We had the best time! Definitely recommend Iguana!
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    I was very satisfied with my surfing lesson with Iguana Surf. My instructor was Manuel, and he was great--very personable and friendly, but a good teacher as well. I traveled during the wet or "low" season (trip was in August, but just now writing a review), and traveling in
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    This is our third trip to Costa Rica, and we have booked surf lessons with Iguana Surf every time. It’s always been absolutely incredible, and this time was THE BEST! We were lucky enough to get Burro as our instructor. I’ve taken many lessons before and have never been able to
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    Response from Kristina H, Public Relations Manager at Surf Lessons in Tamarindo
    Responded 6 days ago
    Hello... Hey good to know that we are still chosen to surf with us and even better to know that this was the best time of all! We hope that whenever you come back you will stop by and say hi to the shop or surf with us again! Thank you for being part of our family! Pura Vida :) :)
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    Key Details
    • Iguana Surf
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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