If you're serious about learning to surf, innocent is a great school. They take the mystery out of surfing, which I really appreciated. After trying to "get it" for many weeks I finally took a lesson with Alex. He broke down the mechanics of how to balance, control the board, and catch a wave in a way that was very scientific, yet easy to understand. The next time I visited Nosara, 6 months later, I still had that knowledge with me, and it helped me so much! I took their video lesson that time, and made big strides after actually seeing what I looked like surfing.