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Nicoya Surf & SUP

Cabuya, Costa Rica
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About Nicoya Surf & SUP
Nicoya Surf & SUP operates amazing learn to surf lessons, surf school and surf adventures in Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa and Montezuma. We provide our services for beginners and intermediate surfers who want to learn how to surf or improve their surfing in a fun and safe environment. Nicoya Surf & SUP will introduce you to some of the best learn to surf, SUP lessons and intermediate waves in the area. Each day our local surf & SUP instructors will take you to the best surf & SUP locations according to your ability and help you understand the surf conditions, locations, local cultures, customs and others things to know around the Nicoya Peninsula. You’ll experience amazing surf breaks, enchanting remote locations, adventurous road trips, breathtaking sunsets and of course the surfing & SUP will be awesome!!! We guarantee you the surf & SUP adventure of your life and know this will be your best experience in Costa Rica!!!
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Half-Day Surf and adventure in Montezuma

Pop up on a surfboard and catch your first waves in Montezuma with a professional surf lesson. Learn the basics of surfing rules and etiquette on the shore, and then jump in the water to try out fundamental moves with the help of your guide. A big sandbar makes Montezuma a great place for beginners to safely and comfortably try a new sport, and all equipment is included so you don’t need to fuss with any rentals.
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4 hours
from $49.23
$61.54

Surf and adventure in Santa teresa

Come and enjoy with us one of the best experiences of Costa Rica the Playa Hermosa Surf Lesson. Playa Hermosa one of the most beautiful beach in the country . Located 3km north of Santa Teresa this sandy bottom beach provides perfect and safe waves for all levels and a magical sunset to take some photos and share some cold drinks before we start the trip back with this particular stoke felling which produce surfing  .
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2 hours
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Intermediate level surfing in Cabuya

You can count on local surf guides to find the best waves of the day—and take the backroads to get you there—making this intermediate surf lesson from Montezuma worth every minute for intermediate-level surfers looking for the best breaks. Once you get to the beach, your guide goes over surf theory and techniques before joining you in the water for fun rides.
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3 hours
from $75.00

Three days of surfing and adventure in Montezuma

The three days of surf and adventure in Montezuma is the perfect option to save yourself a little money if you are going to stay some days in the town and really want to learn to surf.

In these three classes, we will have the opportunity to work continuously and progressively in techniques and fiscal endurance to take your surfing to the next level.

Playa Grande in Montezuma is the perfect place to improve beginner and intermediate level of surfing, the orientation inside the golf leave it protected from strong currents and waves from the open ocean and with a long sandy bar bottom produce long and gentle rides were you can improve a lot in every session.
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3 days 4 hours
from $135.20
$169.00

Beachfront Surfing and Yoga Retreat

Costa Rica is a paradisiac country with civil, political and economic stability. Is the only country in the world ho gas abolished the Army and invest the money in education social security and a National Parks system peninsula of Nicoya where we are at has several protected areas with's make possible to enjoy wildlife and pristine beaches
This Surfing and Yoga retreat is designed with our local knowledge to make your time here in paradise a life-changing experience
With a combination of beachfront accommodation fresh and healthy food surfing in the best beginner and intermediate level surf spots of Costa Rica, one Yoga class a day and visiting our best local attractions.
The idea is you unplugged from your rutin and you adapt to the surfing lifestyle, so you can refill your emotional energy tank.
Also, we want to take your surfing to the next level using our14 years of teaching experience and the magical surf spots and conditions we have on this area
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7 days
from $1,336.00
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Tim Fischer wrote a review Oct 9
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I really enjoyed the class with Guillermo in Playa Grande (after I had a terrible experience with Selina Surf in Sta. Teresa). He taught me the basic skills in this half day class and we also had a nice picknick and a great chat out at Playa Grande.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Thank you very much for your review!! it was a pleasure to take you out into the waves!! I hope to have you here with us very soon again!! Saludos
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Emma wrote a review Oct 4
Cobano, Costa Rica3 contributions1 helpful vote
Guillermo really knows how to transmit that relaxed yet confident surfer vibe that is so necessary for catching waves. He is a seasoned surfer and surf instructor and knows how to break down the sport into very learnable steps. I started out with no previous experience and stood up on the board on the very first day! He is encouraging, fun and knowledgeable. The school has a great collection of boards that can take you from rank beginner all the way up to intermediate and beyond. Guillermo guides you step by step so that every lesson is a success. I have been taken regular classes with him for 4 months and can now consider myself an intermediate surfer. Guillermo still has much to teach me. I recommend him highly for all level surfers. Whether you have time for a 3 - 5 class package or more, you will have a great surfing experience.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from ciliguille, Owner at Nicoya Surf & SUP
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Thank you very much for your review it was a pleasure to have you here with us taking regular surfing lessons!!! I hope we can keep going further on your surf experience. Saludos
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Nicole N wrote a review Oct 1
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I have now surfed with Guillermo on two separate trips to the Nicoya Peninsula and can't wait to return again! I had never surfed before our first lesson together, and he still somehow managed to get me up on a board on the first lesson. My second trip I took 4 lessons with him because I COULD NOT GET ENOUGH!!!! His calm (and so funny) demeanor is a joy and his intelligent feedback is so so helpful. He learns his clients quickly, and is able to tailor his lessons to his student. I attended the lessons alone (34yo female) and never for one second felt unsafe or uncomfortable. The trek to Playa Grande is most certainly not a nice easy walk along the beach, but with decent shoes its really managable...my 58yo mother did it. (I don't recommend flip flops. I learned the hard way and brought an old pair of sneakers which made it so much better) If you are visiting with a group that wants to surf, he accommodates you with added instructors, but the private lessons are 100% worth the money. I skipped other activities to take more lessons because I enjoyed it so much! I do wish that there was a better way to take pictures and videos, but on a private beach with your instructor in the water with you, its tough. (Going in a group would make this much easier, obviously.) The monkeys WILL take your stuff, so I use a large fanny pack that I can strap to a log...silly monos! Guillermo is also a wealth of information about other activities in the area led by locals, and has so much knowledge about the culture and environment. I am so lucky to have found Nicoya Surf & SUP...
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Thank you so much for your beautiful review!! it was a pleasure to have here with us learning to surf. I hope u can come back soon!!. Saludos
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Jenny M wrote a review Mar 2020
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Guillermo is very professional and fun to be around. He makes you relaxed and feel safe and you get eager to learn more.It was easy to understand the instructions and what to correct for getting forward. He is very supportive and encourage you to take the next step. I had an amazing time both incredible fun, challenging and trilling! I’m so hooked on surfing and I cant wait to be back for more. Best surf experience you ever will have!!! Peace & Love with deepest respect //Jenny
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Thank you so much for your review it was a pleasure to meet you and have you here with us learning to surf. I hope to see you soon here!!! Saludos.
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Nicole N wrote a review Mar 2020
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Having only taken one lesson previously, I was a bit nervous. Got a solo lesson, which was totally worth the price, and had a fantastic time. Great conversation with Guillermo on the hike to the beach (a good cardiovascular warm up, for sure- wear shoes that stay on your feet) and helped the Earth by picking up some plastic along the way. His "surf shack" is a hidden gem, and I felt safe the entire time. He provided great instruction, and had me standing up quite a few times over the 2+ hour lesson. The one bummer was, due to it being a private lesson, I was unable to get pictures or videos of me during my lesson. It would be difficult for him to set up a camera in the beach, as the monkeys seem to steal anything they can get their hands on. Silly monkeys. Perhaps something can be done about that in the future, but the memories will last forever even without photo evidence. I'll be returning to Costa Rica soon, and can't wait to book more lessons for me and my friends with Guillermo!!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Thank you very much for your review it was a pleasure to have you here with us learning to surf!! I hope you come back soon. Saludos.
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