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TAMARINDO Surf Camp - Guanacaste, Tamarindo. Costa Rica

INTRODUCTION

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Once a small fishing village, Tamarindo in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica has become home to a thriving international community, opening its doors to surf and sun seeking travelers from all over the world. The town, the neighbouring Playa Grande and the surrounding area is a virtual swell magnet in Costa Rica and holds an array of first rate waves. Top breaks such as Ollie’s Point, Playa Negra and Witches Rock, plus many more spots within walking distance of this paradise on the Pacific, ensure you will be logging lots of hours in the water. With its natural surroundings, white sandy beaches, warm climate and laidback vibe, the coastal beach town of Tamarindo provides a great respite from the daily routines of life back home while offering the perfect surfing experience. More so if you choose to stay at Tamarindo Surf camp which offers a range of accommodation, surf courses and surf tours for all levels and tastes.

THE ACCOMMODATION

Tamarindo Surf Club & Hostel is the ideal place to catch a ton of waves in a warm tropical climate and offers three types of accommodation in the form of a hostel, hotel and apartments.Tamarindo Surf Hostel is very chilled out with a common area nestled in a beautiful tropical garden. The hosteloffers 8 fully air condtionned rooms, a communal kitchen and WiFi throughout the property. As part of Tamarindo Surf Hostel, there are two apartments that can each accommodate 4 people. Both apartments have AC, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a kitchen. Tamarindo Surf Club Hostel is situated amongst beautiful gardens and the rooms are tastefully decorated with an oriental and tropical theme. All accommodation are within walking distance of the beach and restaurants, shops, supermarket..etc.

 

Accommodation amenities:

 

+ Ceiling fan

+ Free internet and Wi-Fi

+ Private bathroom

+ Hot water

+ Fridge

+ Safety deposit box Additionally, apartments also feature:

+ A/C

+ Cable TV

+ Kitchen

 

Surfwise, Tamarindo Surf Club offers surf school packages for beginners as well as self drive surf tours to the best spots in the area. Additional activities can be arranged such as canopy tours, fishing, diving, rafting, sailing, kayaking or visiting the nearby national parks that are full of wildlife.

THE ACTIVITIES

Surf School

 

The emphasis behind this camp is the surf school, and Tamarindo with its very learner friendly waves is the perfect place for anyone who is seeking personal instruction in a stunning setting. Whether you’re just starting outor would like to improve your technique, the instructors will provide hands-on coaching that will definitely advance your surfing ability, and all at your own pace. You’ll have video analysis of your surfing and will take day trips to other breaks in the area. Allinstructors are ISA certified, bilingual, CPR trained, have lifeguard instructionand will only put you in waves that match your ability level.

 

What to expect to learn on our Surf Lesson:

  • Standing on a soft board and riding waves
  • How to stand up correctly on the board
  • How to position yourself on the softboard
  • Paddle correctly
  • Technical correction of the stance
  • Speed while riding
  • How to catch waves
  • How to drop waves
  • Turn to both sides
  • Surf etiquette
  • Read the waves
  • How to choose the right board

 

Our Instructors

 

* Are all fully ISA Certificate Instructors * Have a minimun of 4 years of surfing experience and 2 years teaching experience * Are bilingual * Are CPR trained * Have full area knowledge

 

Explorer Tour

 

The explorer tour is for the adventure hungry traveler who would like to discover some of the more challenging breaks in the Tamarindo area on their own time and behind the wheel of their own vehicle. Supplied with a 4×4, surf equipment, a daily surf report and all the necessary support information you need from local experts, you’ll head out in search of some of Costa Rica’s best known breaks, all within a 2 hour drive from your accommodation in Tamarindo.

 

Tamarindo’s Surf

 

The surf around Tamarindo doesn’t seem to take a rest, with waves on a daily basis. This area of Costa Rica, thanks to its westward projection, stays very consistent with an abundance of waves. With such a large swell window, Tamarindo receives a ton of surf at the height of the season from April to November from low pressure systems in the South Pacific. Starting in December northwest swells will begin to make their appearance, continuing through March, thus keeping the coastline very much alive all year long. There is an assortment of breaks in the Tamarindo area, from fun beachbreaks to some decent reef set-ups, and many within walking distance of the accommodations.  Some of the better known spots are Playa Grande, Playa Negra, Witches Rock and Ollie’s Point.  

SURF TRIPS

 Witch’s Rock & Ollies’s

 

Surf perfect waves close to nowhere, from hollow barrels at WR. to endless right waves at Ollie’s in the heart of the amazing Santa Rosa National Park, be ready to spot turtles, rays, dolphins and…crocks if you aren’t lucky. There are at least six surf breaks out of the beaten path that we will happy to share, from beginners to pro’s, we can get what you want to surf, clear tropical waters are waiting for you to make a Costa Rica Surf trip they way it has to be.

 

Avellanas Surf trip

 

Four different breaks over sand, reef and rivermouth bottom will give you plenty of surfing options in high or low tide, rights and lefts for all levels, surrounded by a beautiful landscape around the mangler with lot of shade to rest while watching the surf by your own or at Lola’s beach bar

 

Marbella Surf trip

 

Ride hollow waves in a small black sand bay full of barrel peaks, one of the best waves of Northern Costa Rica left and rights in mostly sand bottom or reef at the both ends of the bay, if the swell is over 5 feet only recommended for experience surfers, this is the best option if you can’t afford Witch’s Rock surf trip!. Full of coconut palms al over the beach, far from the town and close to the real Costa Rica, let us guide you trough one of the finest surf breaks in Costa Rica.

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

Costa Rica

 

Costa Rica is a small country located in Central America and one of the trendiest holiday and adventure-travel destinations in Latin America – One of Costa Rica’s main sources of income is tourism. Costa Rica is also a democratic and peaceful country, and was the first in the world to constitutionally abolish its army back in 1949.

 

Costa Rica is located on the Central American isthmus, 10° North of the equator. Bathed by the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, the country extend on an narrow stretch of land from Panama in the south to Nicaragua in the north. The highest point in the country is Cerro Chirripó, soaring at 3,820 metres (12,532 ft) and  the fifth highest peak in Central America. The country is ranked 5th in the world and 1st among American countries in terms of Environmental Performance. Although the country is small, it shelters 6% of the existing biodiversity in the entire world and 25 % of the country is under natural conservation protection (National Parks and Nature Preserves).

 

Tamarindo (Guanacaste)

 

Tamarindo is located on the northern Pacific coastline of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste Province and is about 195 miles (290 km.) northwest of the capital San Jose. It sits in a bay and is characterized by a very long sandy beach and mountains to the east. This quaint little beach town is bordered to the north by Playa Grande and to the south by Langosta, two protected nesting areas where giant leatherback turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Tamarindo is seperated from Playa Grande by the inlet of Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge.

 

The Climate

 

Costa Rica’s proximity to the equator means that it is generally hot and humid, with tropical conditions throughout the year. And while Tamarindo will be influenced by a dry season from November to April, the wet season from May to October is quite mild as Guanacaste is considered the driest region in the country.

Getting Here

Tamarindo Airport (TNO) 

 

Nature Air: wwww.natureair.com (daily flight from San Jose) Airport transfers are included as part of the Surf School or Explorer packages. Liberia Airport (LIR), 60 min. Daily Flights from San Jose. AA, Delta and Continental fly direct to Liberia from the US. Airport transfers can be arranged. Price is 35 USD per person.

 

San Jose International Airport (SJO), 290 km. Check American Airlines, Delta, Continental, Alitalia Iberia and KLM for direct flights to US or San Jose.

 

Airport transfers can be arranged. Price is 50 USD per person.

 

Entry Requirements

 

Citizens holding valid passports from the European Union, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan are permitted to stay in Costa Rica for 90 days without a visa. For other countries, please check before. All travelers must carry a passport that remains valid for at least six months after the date of entry. No vaccines are necessary

PRICES & PACKAGES

Packages: Beginners Package Explorer Package  
Price 880 USD 880 USD  
  It includes

Accommodation (7 nights)

Daily Breakfast

Daily surf instructions

Unlimited surfboard use (fiberglass, epoxy or soft)

Day surf trip

Free Wifi

Daily support and information

Surf camp tee shirt

 

Accommodation (7 nights)

Daily Breakfast

Daily surftrip to the best waves

Unlimited surfboard use (fiberglass, epoxy or soft)

Daily full surf report

Free Wifi

Daily support and information  

 

Surf Board Rental

 

Lessons  

Number 1 to 2 3 to 4 5+  
Lessons 20 USD 30 USD 50 USD  
Surf board Rental 1-2 Boards 2-3 Boards 4 Boards

 

 

Surf board Rental 15 USD 20 USD 40 USD

 

SURF TRIPS:  

Witch’s Rock & Ollies’s  

Surf perfect waves close to nowhere, from hollow barrels at WR. to endless right waves at Ollie’s in the heart of the amazing Santa Rosa National Park, be ready to spot turtles, rays, dolphins and…crocks if you aren’t lucky.

 

There are at least six surf breaks out of the beaten path that we will happy to share, from beginners to pro’s, we can get what you want to surf, clear tropical waters are waiting for you to make a Costa Rica Surf trip they way it has to be.  

 

DURATION from 8 to 10 hrs  
PRICE 400 USD for 6 persons  
INCLUDED lunch, drinks, round trip transportation from hotel  
OPTIONALS: *add $15 for board, leash, wax and lycra rental per person

add $200 for profesional photography service  

 

Avellanas Surf trip  
Four different breaks over sand, reef and rivermouth bottom will give you plenty of surfing options in high or low tide, rights and lefts for all levels, surrounded by a beautiful landscape around the mangler with lot of shade to rest while watching the surf by your own or at Lola’s beach bar  
DURATION from 5 to 7hrs  
PRICE $35 per person  
INCLUDED lunch, drinks, round trip transportation from hotel  
OPTIONALS: *add $15 for board, leash, wax and lycra rental per person

add $150 for profesional photography service  

 

Marbella Surf trip  
Ride hollow waves in a small black sand bay full of barrel peaks, one of the best waves of Northern Costa Rica left and rights in mostly sand bottom or reef at the both ends of the bay, if the swell is over 5 feet only recommended for experience surfers, this is the best option if you can’t afford Witch’s Rock surf trip!. Full of coconut palms al over the beach, far from the town and close to the real Costa Rica, let us guide you trough one of the finest surf breaks in Costa Rica.  
DURATION from 6 to 8hrs  
PRICE $40 per person  
INCLUDED lunch, drinks, round trip transportation from hotel  
OPTIONALS: add $15 for board, leash, wax and lycra rental per person

add $150 for profesional photography service

add $15 for 1/2 half pipe and skaterboard use

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