Blue Surf Adventures
Blue Surf Adventures
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Blue Surf Adventures is extremely proud to be the only Billabong sponsored, upscale surf school and surf camp in Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula! Our Billabong Surf Camps are a perfect combination of vacation and surf experience. At our Santa Teresa Surf School, we can advance your surfing skills no matter your current level. We welcome beginners, and canhelp intermediate surfers hone their skills. Our instructors can also act as local guides for the more experienced surfer. Camps are not for everyone, do you want to bring your own group, or do you just want a more flexible experience? Our Costa Rica Surf Trip packages can be customized for your specific needs. We can base your package on your experience level and surfing goals as we build your perfect Santa Teresa surf trip. The nature and beauty of Costa Rica make for an awesome surf trip and Santa Teresa is a great spot to learn to surf or to just experience the Pura Vida! Contact us and we will customize an experience just for you.
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Slosstk
Issaquah, WA45 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Our surf camp with Blue Surf Adventures was the trip of a lifetime. Our first surf lesson was the day of our arrival and we were instantly hooked. Our instructor Toro was so gifted at teaching that we all continued to progress our skills each day with his endless encouragement. As each day of our camp went on, he recapped what was going well and what still needed work. He was patient as we learned the mechanics of our pop ups and dealt with challenges learning about the waves. We also learned surf etiquette, wave selection, how to crash without injury and the mental aspects that were important to our progression. Our group had varying skills and experience from brand new - never touched a board to an experienced surfer. Each of us felt that the lessons were perfect and tailored to our needs. We ended up extending our trip by a few days and by our 10th day of consecutive lessons we were able to surf the bigger waves in Santa Teresa with his support and encouragement.

We wanted an active vacation that was also relaxing and this was the perfect combination of both. After surfing each day we would get fish tacos nearby and spend afternoons reading by the pool or exploring the area. We did a Canopy Zipline Tour in Montezuma and rented ATVs to get out and see more of the area during our stay. Pablo was our host at Blue Surf and he coordinated our days and evenings to make it an epic vacation that made us fall in love with Santa Teresa beach and Costa Rica.

If you’ve ever thought you want to try to learn to surf or you’re a surfer who just wants to advance your skills, I enthusiastically recommend Toro at Blue Surf Adventures.
Written May 29, 2021
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Devin C
1 contribution
Sep 2021
I'm an intermediate surfer and I was looking to take my skills to the next level. I was hesitant to work with a surf camp because I was afraid it would be too geared towards beginners. I'm happy that Toro was messaging me over the emails to walk through what I would expect at the camp and things we could work on. Even from before I got to Blue Surf Academy, Toro was interested in my surfing experience and helping to plan how we could get better. I spent two weeks at BSA and my surfing improved dramatically. Toro is someone who loves surfing and all of the different components that make a good surfer. He was able to break things down that have been giving me trouble for a long time and he had advice and tips for everything. I learned about where to paddle out, when to relax/when to push, forecasting surf, cutbacks, efficient pop ups, posture, handling crowds and so much more. We also did it while having a real fun time. I could go on and on but if you have the chance to go here and surf with Toro, I couldn't recommend it enough.
Written September 12, 2021
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Billy C
9 contributions
Jul 2021
I had an amazing experience surfing with Toro!

I'm always a little wary of hiring a surf instructor, because most of them are focused on teaching absolute beginners, and I'm a more advanced surfer. Toro is one of the rare instructors who is excellent for any level. He gave me a ton of valuable advice on conserving energy, navigating larger waves, and fixing the weak points in my technique.

Not only is Toro a fun guy to hang out with, he is also extremely reliable. He was right on time to every meeting and was willing to wake up early to beat the crowds or travel to a different surf break.

Can't recommend him enough!
Written August 2, 2021
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Ali M
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May 2022
I visited Santa Teresa in 2021 to learn to surf and came back in 2022 to surf again because I had such a great time learning to surf with Toro. He is the most knowledgeable and motivating teacher and helped me progress my skills to feel much more confident surfing on my own. I highly recommend if you are looking for a surfing instructor in Santa Teresa for any level of surfer!
Written May 17, 2022
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Vasu Shyam
1 contribution
Dec 2021
I went from never having touched a surfboard to comfortably catching my own waves on white water and even surfing some green waves within a span of six lessons with Toro. Needless to say, his teaching is excellent! He emphasized good basic technique and explained very well how to read and time the waves. He was always keen to answer questions and gave very pointed feedback. Most of all, his enthusiasm for surfing was infectious and he made sure that above all else, surfing was fun!
I now eagerly await returning to Santa Teresa to surf with Toro again.
Written December 21, 2021
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Explore398705
1 contribution
May 2022
My husband and I came to Santa Teresa with our two daughters and their boyfriends (mid 20's in age). Several in our group had never surfed before and several had varying degrees of experience. We took a lesson ever day of our trip with Toro which I would highly recommend to build your skill and confidence! Toro was fantastic with both groups dividing us up by experience and challenging each group at the appropriate level. All of us where able to catch waves, even me, which far exceeded my expectation for myself. Toro gives excellent instruction, is very motivational, pushes you just the right amount and makes the whole experience an absolute blast! I highly recommend Toro as an instructor and we will all be back for sure!!!!!
Written May 16, 2022
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Larry
Zurich, Switzerland1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
We are two complete novices to surfing and had a lesson together with Toro. Toro was very friendly and the entire experience of meeting him, listening to him talk about his relationship with surfing, the technical explanation on the beach and putting it into practice on the water was thoroughly enjoyable. His explanations were clear and he made observations for us to improve our technique throughout. I can’t recommend him enough and would have gladly done more lessons had he not been fully booked!
Written December 23, 2021
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Michael S
2 contributions
Jul 2021
I can't thank Toro and Blue Surf Adventures enough. I went from a floundering Expert-Beginner to an actual intermediate in very short time. Toro was simply amazing. His calm and supportive words were the encouragement i needed to keep going when I thought i couldn't. His coaching style and surf knowledge were vast and precisely what i needed to hear to finally make the proper drop. The way he explained everything made complete sense. My only regret is that i didn't find him the first week I was there. But, the best part was that Toro also got my two boys (age 12 and 10) on clean faced waves and excited about surfing. No doubt, he will be the first person I call when we come back to Santa Teresa. I would HIGHLY recommend Toro to anyone at any skill level.
Written August 12, 2021
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FGWK
Boulder, CO18 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Our experience was fabulous! Toro was great and reply to us quickly and set us up for the next morning. The weather was raining but we were still able to have our lesson. The rain was warm so it made no difference.
Toro gave us a lot of great information about wave formation, rip tides, as well as good insights on how to build experience and confidence and strategically manage one’s energy expenditure. I appreciated all of that in addition to the practical aspects of how to get up on the board and actually catch, then surf, the wave.
Toro is an excellent teacher, patient, encouraging, and gives out specific constructive criticism so that you can adjust your approach for the next wave. It is so evident and obvious that he loves what he does and then he’s good at it. He was so excited for us when we caught waves and rode them in.
I highly recommend Toro, and and his Blue Surf business, and will seek him out again the next time we are down in Santa Teresa. His surf shop is out of the Blue Surf Sanctuary, an excellent hotel that fit our needs perfectly.
Remember to provide a generous tip to Toro and others whom you hire. Yes, they get paid by their business, but as we all know, the value we get from their experience and the great memories is tremendous and worth that little bit of extra for the insights we gain from their knowledge, skills, and expertise of their trade.
Written July 14, 2021
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Molly E
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Apr 2021
Toro and the whole crew at Blue Surf was the highlight of my trip. I have taken a handful of surf lessons and this one was by far the best. Toro made sure to cater to our abilities and schedule a lesson based on conditions in order to push our abilities and get us on some of the best waves we've ever ridden as novice surfers. He also gave us takeaways so that we can feel confident reading the ocean and making decisions for ourselves. 10/10 would recommend a surf lesson with Toro and a stay at the Blue Surf Sanctuary. Thanks Toro and Pablo, see you again!
Written May 1, 2021
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