Pedro's Surf Shop
Pedro's Surf Shop
5
About
Our passion is teaching people to surf. Come Visit us. We are behind the restaurant "Surf shack Burgers and Wings," on the circle in Tamarindo. Pedro Has over 15 years of teaching experience. He was on the national surf team for 7 years and won the national championship. We can teach you the basic skills and techniques you will need to surf on your own. Or we can help you refine your advanced skills to fly through the air like a pro. Check our our shop and pick up a Pedro's T shirt or a custom beach dress by Eliane. We also have souvenirs, clothes, boards for rent/sale, surf gear and 24 hour ding repair. Let us organizes your tours. We have all the best tours such as diving, Zip lines, hot spring, fishing etc for the best price. It will be our pleasure to teach you to surf.
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles56 reviews
Excellent
56
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Julie B
Denver, CO69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Richard is the best. I have been wanting to learn to surf for a very long time. Living no where near waves has made that challenging. For my 50th birthday I made it a priority to learn. The host of our rental home recommended Richard and we are so happy we took his advice and booked our lessons. I was up surfing in the first lesson. Richard did a great job breaking it down into easy to remember steps. He helped us with the basics of starting to understand and read the waves, wind and tides. I couldn't have asked for a better lesson. Plus this area was all sand, great beginner waves, very few people. It was amazing.
Written April 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dan
Denver, CO9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Took our 3rd lesson surfing w/ Richard (our first 2 were at a different place) and had a fantastic time!! Richard is very patient w/ new surfers and is obviously very knowledgeable about all the ins and outs of the sport! He had us up, reading the waves in a very short period of time. Something the other surf schools did NOT do. I would go back to Richard at Pedro’s Surf Shop in a heartbeat!!
Written February 14, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

michelle g
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Richard was an outstanding instructor for our nine year old daughter. Patient, gentle and very good at demonstrating techniques. She had a fabulous time with him and we will definitely track him down again when we return to Tamarindo! Thank you, Richard!
Written February 10, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Helicopterbob
Palos Verdes Estates, CA164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012
Pedro having been #1 on the Costa Rica Surf team for many years and now a trainer for the team has the ability to teach the very young (my 11 month old daughter) and her dad (me). He has the patience and caring to really see the sucess in only one morning. We all had a wonderful time and great adventure with "Pedro"s Surf Shop" in Tamarindo. Recommend it to all.
Written January 31, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

rlynam
longview wa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
My husband and I returned two weeks ago from an amazing surf trip to Tamarindo. We had four surf lessons with Pedro and each day was better than the last. We both have surfed previously but he was a great instructor and encouraged us to ride smaller boards and bigger waves. We had a great week and loved every minute of it. I would recommend lessons at Pedro's surf shop to anyone going to Tamarindo whether you are a first time surfer or have years of experience!!!
Written March 17, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

CarolRicc
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013
The staff at Pedro's are awesome. On the first day that my husband, my 7year old daughter and I took lessons and both Richard and Miguel were great instructors.
Both instructors were patient, encouraging and tough proper technique as well as good etiquette as their priority.

We all got up on our first lesson and returned for more lessons a day later. We rented a board from them and Richard went out of his way to make the whole experience amazing.

Try, try, try surfing at least once and take a lesson. These guys know what they are doing!!
Written December 7, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JoanneS46
NJ9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Family
I had been to Tamarindo before, but this trip was the first time taking my kids. My kids are 7 and 4.5 years old, and they took two lessons (one each day) with Pedro and Rich. Pedro takes one child at a time out into the water while Rich stays closer to shore. This is great for safety reasons as when the kids jump off the board, Rich is there to catch the board so it doesn't hit them on the head. The first day Pedro had them on a longer, heavier board while the second day he had them on the smaller boards. With Pedro and Rich's instructions the kids had no trouble getting on the boards....they even made it all the way to shore a few times. Pedro is such an excellent instructor...he would gauge how each child was doing and challenge them when they were ready. This really built my kids' confidence which helped them immensely during the lesson. It also taught them they could do and try anything which will help them in future endeavors long after we leave Tamarindo. I wish we could have done more lessons, but we will definitely come back here the next time we visit.
Written May 28, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mona
Hoboken, NJ6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Friends
I always wanted to try surfing but never thought I would be good at it.... Pedro took me from basic beginner to advanced in as little as a week! Seriously, towards the end I got kudos from other surfers watching from the beach while I was riding an epic wave!!
Pedro provides the perfect equipment, environment and guidance to make it all happen and more importantly while having a blast.
He's very good with tuning into each individual skill and fitness level and will guarantee progress - no matter from what starting point.
Written February 24, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Terry H
Winnipeg1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Friends
Six 50 something year olds tried surfing for the first time ever and had a blast! Pedro and Richard are extremely knowledgeable and encouraging - we all rode the waves and had the time of our lives! We strongly encourge people to consider supporting businesses owned/run by Costaricans - loved the experience! Wil be going back before we leave next week

Purda Vida
(Pure life)

Thank you Pedro and Richard!
Written February 23, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

julian k
South Orange, NJ1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Couples
Cant say enough about Pedro and Rich, the guys who run Pedro's surf shop. Anything I needed or asked for was taken care of above and beyond what one expects from a surf shop-their only goal seemed to be sharing their love of surfing with me. Pedro had me riding waves within my first hour on the water, while I met other people learning on the beach that complained they hadnt even stood up after days of trying to surf.
Cant recommend them highly enough, and I cant wait to go back and learn more.
Written February 11, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 52

Pedro's Surf Shop - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Tamarindo HotelsTamarindo Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Tamarindo
All things to do in Tamarindo
Day Trips in TamarindoAmusement Parks in Tamarindo
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars