Costa Rica Surf & SUP
Costa Rica Surf & SUP
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We offer surf lessons, stand up paddle boarding tours, and multi-day clinics in the Santa Teresa area. Our highly-trained staff ensures safety and excitement as you discover the wonders of Costa Rica. Ideal for individuals, friends, and families. Our scenic pueblo of started out as a remote fishing village. It is known for its long beaches, warm Pacific ocean, friendly locals, and relaxed atmosphere. We have been here since 2001. We are proud of our surfing roots and wish to share our passion and the pure vida spirit.
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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paololuca
New York City, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We found a friend.
Audrey is been amazing. we knew nothing about surf and Audrey was able in a short time to bring me my wife and my 12 years old niece on the line-up to catch real waves! in the process we became friends. we spent extra time together, she helped us understanding Surf but also the community around it. She introduced us to great people and she made us feel at home even in the middle of the jungle.
Neo, her son is also incredible. he is a great surfer and always ready to give us tips and encourage us in going a step further. learning how to surf is a difficult process but with Audrey is been as playful as a birthday party! She always think of your safety first but understands when is the right moment to go one step forward. Stop looking around and just trust my heart Audrey is the real thing! enjoy.
Written January 11, 2021
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Greg M
64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
My son and I had the best experience taking surf lessons with Audrey. Audrey is friendly, patient, and a pleasure to learn from. We had several semi-private lessons during our stay in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. She made learning to surf so easy for us, and I am the sort of person who normally has trouble learning things like this. Her initial lessons were very clear, as was the feedback we received after each effort. Audrey spoke English clearly in our lessons, but we heard her giving instructions in French to other students after us, too. Audrey was great about communicating by email and WhatsApp before we arrived in Costa Rica, and during our stay in Santa Teresa. Everything about the experience was personal and individualized. If we go back to Costa Rica, it will be so we can take more lessons from Audrey.
Written January 3, 2022
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C R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Audrey is the #1 surfing instructor in Santa Teresa. Unlike some instructors who can demonstrate but not explain, or encourage but not instruct, Audrey is meticulous, patient and gifted in guiding beginners and intermediate surfers through all the small details that help you improve with every wave. As two city dwellers near retirement age, we are not even confident swimmers, but Audrey had us both catching waves by day two! Audrey is just an amazing, warm, generous human -- if you ever dreamed of surfing, Santa Teresa is the perfect place to learn and Audrey is perfect teacher.
Written April 7, 2022
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MillaMooJin
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Audrey is an incredible surfing instructor. After basic safety instructions, she tought us to stand by explaining the physics behind the board so it would make sense. We were practicing out on the water immediately after that, giving us plenty of time to get the hang of it. Audrey watched us carefully, and gave us helpful tips each time. She was attentive to our needs, and encouraged us calmly. My partner and I succeeded in standing in our first lesson. My goal was to feel confident in renting a board on my own, and I do. Mission accomplished. Thanks Audrey!
Written March 16, 2022
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Beth B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Audrey is an incredible surf instructor. After many previous surf lessons without being able to pop up on the board, I was ready to give surfing one last try before giving up for good. Audrey's teaching method is methodical, fun and technique focused- by the end of the hour I was popping up more often than not. I'd reccomend Audrey to anyone!
Written February 23, 2022
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DNalt
Lancaster3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
My wife and I visited Costa Rica and decided we wanted to learn how to surf. We recently retired and we have just entered the 60+ age range. Luckily, we have some friends in Santa Teresa that recommended Audrey as one of the best surf instructors to learn from. Someone with great teaching skills who teaches in a way that makes it really fun to learn! I can honestly say that Audrey made our time in Costa Rica amazing and a great deal of fun! We took several lessons with her and each time we learned more, got better, and had a blast doing so! She made it an amazing experience and one that we will not forget. We highly recommend Audrey – she is awesome!!
Written March 8, 2022
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Luc F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
We had a great time with Audrey during our beginner lesson. She provided very clear explanations and helped us improve so that we could finally stand on the board! She is also funny and friendly. We definitely wanna surf again after that lesson. Audrey is a very nice person to learn surf with. She speaks excellent English French and Spanish. Thanks Audrey!
Written January 23, 2022
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Audrey G
Paris, France9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
I had a few classes with Audrey. I highly recommend her. She is very professional. She gave me good pieces of advice to refine my take off.we had a good time in the water. She has a really good vibe too. Thank you Audrey.
Written February 21, 2021
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Mary H
Mill Valley, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Solo
Your biz is amazing! My surfing memories and pics continue to make me smile now that I am home. Next time I am headed to CR, I will definitely take more lessons. Benny - Your kind, soulful instruction has never left me. I think about so many small moments of surfing and talking with you. You are truly an angel, with nothing but light and kindness for all. Helping us beginners face our fears and work through all the emotion that surfing brings up. Big life stuff for me. Somehow you knew and always had the right words. Straight from the heart, too. You have no idea what a positive force you have been in my life. You truly do inspire me every day! Thank you & Pura Vida!
Written July 11, 2012
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Are you trying to make me tear up, because your kind words have made my day. “kind, soulful instruction” and “helping us beginners faces our fears” Thank you. It’s students like you who make me want to reach more people and teach them to walk on water. Surfing can be a really fun and exciting, but it’s when you are working thru all the emotions that come up, that you really grow. I am so happy to have been there with you in those moments. May you always remember those feelings and your braveness! Your surf sista, Benny
Written October 8, 2012
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kickstand
Park City Utah8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
My wife and I went to Santa Teresa with no plans other than to have some fun. We were able to hook up with Benny and Co, and we ended up surfing for four days and paddle boarding for one with CR Surf and SUP....we just kept coming back. Andy and Kelsey provided us with great surfing instruction for all four days (nice having the same instructors) and Benny took us on the jungle paddleboard tour (a relaxing break from the surf and really cool). They all made us feel very comfortable in the water, but more importantly, in their town, which was so much appreciated. We shared good food, drink, stories and made some friends. Best vacation we've ever had and come hell or high water, we're going back. -Tom and Maria
Written May 29, 2012
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Amiga, you are very missed around here. I am so glad you got to see the puppies grow up and play on the beach with Mama Mango. Yeaaa for you because you totally channeled that inner surfer goddess and really rode gracefully. You surprised me when you popped up on your first wave and rode it allllll the way in. Natural. Thanks for taking not one, but two paddle board adventures. I find a lot of peace on this nature tour and I was glad that you were into trying Flo-yo. I could tell you were quite centered while doing yoga on the paddle board. You inspire me and I will keep up my own Flo-yo practice. Thanks for keeping me updated with photos! Take care, Bennison
Written June 7, 2012
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