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Surf Lessons in Tamarindo

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  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
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Surf Lessons in Tamarindo
From US$45.00
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9am Group Surf LessonMost Popular
Group classes are available for those that want to learn to surf and do not mind learning with other people in their group. Maximum 4 students to 1 instructor.
From US$45.00
12m Semi-Private Surf Lesson
Semi-private lessons are perfect if you are traveling with a friend or family member and you would prefer to have a lesson with just you and your friends and an instructor.
From US$65.00
12m Group Surf Lesson
Group classes are available for those that want to learn to surf and do not mind learning with other people in their group. Maximum of 4 students per instructor.
From US$45.00
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Overview
Experience Tamarindo’s perfect breaks with a 2-hour surf lesson at a legendary beachside shop. Get in the water for the first time and practice paddling, popping up and riding in a forgiving beach break. More experienced surfers can hone their skills by surfing alongside an expert instructor, learning to read the breaking surf while improving technique and form. Riders of all skill levels can soak up the sun on the Pacific Coast and enjoy the security of an experienced surf school that places the emphasis on safety and fun. 
What to Expect
Once you arrive to Iguana Surf Shop you will be greeted by Christian, Anthony or Lindsey who will get you all signed in for you lesson, give you a lock for your locker to store your personal items and send you back to put everything away and come back to the front to meet your surf instructor and to get geared up with your rashguard (surf shirt).

Your instructor will then explain that everyone is going to head to the beach and show you the proper way to carry your surfboard. Once you get to the beach your instructor will begin with a 20 minute basic introduction to surfing focusing on safety, surfing etiquette and then explain the 1, 2, 3 step popup process. He will then help you practice this pop up technique while still on the sand until he feels you are comfortable and ready to head into the water and put everything you just learned to use.

Your instructor will be with you the entire time in the water providing positive feedback and instruction to help you improve your surfing skill level. After about 1 hour and 40 minutes in the water, it will be time to return to the shop, shower off and check out some of your surfing pictures that are available for purchase if you would like. After you take a lesson with us we offer a special discount (50% off) all board rentals for the rest of your vacation! Pura Vida!
Reviews (668)
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Awesome time!

My boyfriend and I had never surfed before our lesson, and we both could stand up on our boards by the end! It was a really great experience, we had a blast! I think it’s also important to point out that for someone who is...More

1  Thank kaylink207
IguanaSurfCamp, Public Relations Manager at Iguana Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hola Hola!!! We are so proud! You were awesome surfing and learning so fast!! Cant wait to have both of you back for more surfing fun!! Welcome to the Iguana Surf Family! Pura Vida

Reviewed 6 days ago
Not much to the lesson

Having previously taken two beginner surf lessons in Florida, I was looking forward to surfing lessons in Tamarindo with much better surf than I was used to. Iguana Surf did not meet my expectations. Once we were in the water, my instructor looked at his...More

Thank joeleaht
IguanaSurfCamp, Propietario at Iguana Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Joe, We are so sorry you had such a bad experience, we always go above and beyond to make sure we exceed people's expectations, our reputation is not only because from good water, good waves, and conditions in Tamarindo, It is truly because our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best company in Tamarindo

I came to Tamarindo traveling alone, and was instantly welcomed by Iguana's incredible staff! They truly make you feel like family right away, and give that feeling of "home," even if it's just for an afternoon! I had never surfed in my life, and was...More

Thank gvaldes891
IguanaSurfCamp, Public Relations Manager at Iguana Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Hola!! We are so glad you felt at home!! and even more proud that you could surf so good!! Thank you for the awesome review!! So glad your son had a good time shredding some waves with us at Playa Tamarindo! So excited to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sept 15th 2018 Excellent place to rent a board and get lessons!! Stayed at their condos too!

My wife and I stayed at the Iguana Condos, rented our boards, and got lessons all from them and the experience was perfect. Their surf shop is directly across from the best beginner surfing area so all you have to do is cross the street...More

Thank Sean W
IguanaSurfCamp, Public Relations Manager at Iguana Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Sean!! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in the condos!! And we’re stoked that you had an amazing time surfing with us, Thank you for the awesome review!! So glad you and your wife had a good time shredding some waves with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing time, incredible people, fantastic town

I think this is the first review I've ever written, which speaks to quality of Iguana Surf Club. One of the better trips I've experienced. Anyway, my friend and I had ambitions to learn how to surf. After minimal research, we happened upon Iguana Surf...More

Thank mattomeara14
IguanaSurfCamp, Public Relations Manager at Iguana Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Hey!! Thank you for taking on the time of writing is a review, we were sooo happy reading about your time with us! Abraham had so much fun surfing with you guys! we’re stoked that you had an amazing time surfing with us, only...More

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