On our Costa Rica Yoga Retreat, the surfing option is great for those who seek a little adventure in the fun and warm Pacific waves on one of the most gorgeous beaches in Costa Rica. Two-hour surf lessons take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning. Wednesday morning is reserved for rest and other optional activities. Part of the lesson will be on the beach to learn theory and review skills and then in the water to put theory into practice.
Surf lessons are held on beautiful Playa Hermosa, just a few minutes walk along the beach from our retreat hotel. Our surf lesson spot is a long beach break with a sandy bottom (no reef or rocks) that is perfect for learning.
For personalized attention, there are no more than three students per instructor. Our top-notch and highly experienced instructors are locals to the area and will ensure that you have a safe and thrilling adventure. All instructors are certified in Water Rescue, First Aid, and CPR.
Most of our retreat guests are new to surfing – so don’t hesitate if you’ve never been on a surfboard before. Start the lessons and let the fun begin! You will quickly see the synergy between yoga and surfing and feel the flow and connection between the two practices.
For more experienced surfers, this is a great opportunity to fine-tune your style and advance your wave riding skills. During private coaching sessions, one of our instructors will paddle out to the waves with you, providing immediate feedback and guidance about technique, ultimately improving your ability to catch the best waves.
Water temperatures are in the low to mid 80sF, so no wetsuit is needed. We do recommend bringing a rashguard for sun protection. Surf boards will be matched to you based on your ability.