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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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Luigi had us surfing unbroken waves with the first 3 lessons

Nosara Tico Surf School was a great group to learn how to surf with. The entire staff was friendly and worked with us to help our every need. We had purchased a 4 pack of lessons... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kyle L
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nosara Tico Surf School was a great group to learn how to surf with. The entire staff was friendly and worked with us to help our every need. We had purchased a 4 pack of lessons, but we're only able to use 3 due to the swells that week. They were kind enough to refund us our money for the... More 

Thank Kyle L
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best surfing coaches in town. Most of them locals and professionals with the love of service and being of service. I have used them from the day they open their shop. Friends for life

Thank Monica O
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nosara Tico Surf School -warm, friendly & inviting! Luigi & his crew took good care of us 2 beginners/couple. Patient, Pura Vida instruction, complete with encouragement from Milo, Luigi's faithful beach dog companion. We learned safety, standing & how to have fun ((even when you're a slow learner)) We highly recommend & look forward to our return!

Thank Lbeantown
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rented some boards from Jordan. Really nice, honest guy. $10US for 5 hours. Newer boards. No complaints! Didn't take any lessons, so I can't comment on the instruction.

Thank Kyle M
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From start to finish the guys at Nosara Tico Surf School were awesome. We had four girls in our group two of which had never surfed before, myself included. We were both able to stand up with the help of Luigi. He was friendly, funny, knowledgeable, and patient. He offered recommendations and tips to the other girls who had surfed... More 

Thank StaceyN76
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had 4 private lessons with Diego and he was excellent, very calm, patient the exact opposite of me on the board! Would def recommend these guys

Thank retox2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had 4 of us and it was pretty much all of our first times trying to surf! within 30 minutes, they had all 4 of us standing and surfing! we were able to come take boards 5 more times included in the price for the lessons and went out on our own the following mornings. EVERYONE that worked there... More 

Thank Matt M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

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 

Thank akenealey
Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

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
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

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 

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