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Surf Lessons in Tamarindo

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    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!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Iguana Surf Shop Tamarindo

    Directly in front of the beach on the main street in Tamarindo on Costa Rica's Gold Coast
    • 2-hour lesson
    • Rash guard (Surf Shirt)
    • Soft-Top surf board
    • Locker
    • Professional bilingual instructor
    • Shower
    • Use of changing rooms
    • Bottled water - We have a water filter for surfers to rehydrate after their lesson
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children under 10 are Required to Book a Semi-Private or Private Lesson for safety reasons and to ensure a more one-on-one attention
    • Note: Please contact the phone number on your voucher to advise your chosen lesson time
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Semi private lessons are for two or three people travelling together
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Every single person working at Iguana surf was helpful and kind! The instructors Axel and Christian are patient and knowledgeable! I took a private lesson then the next day rented a board and was able to surf on my own! It was the best experience! The shop down the street
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    Rolo was an amazing instructor! I went from a complete beginner to being able to stand up and catch waves reliably in 2 hours. Cristian the shop manager was super friendly as well.
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    My husband and 14 year old son did a two hour lesson. Instructor clearly loves his job and wanted to share his passion for surfing. Both were in the water quickly after a lesson on land and standing and surfing soon thereafter. Hoping to return for another lesson at Iguana
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    Response from Kristina H, Public Relations Manager at Surf Lessons in Tamarindo
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi There! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review! We're glad you had a blast with us! We hope to have you surfing again soon at Pura Vida Land!
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    Gracias a Manuel- who taught a 10 year old enough to surf some waves and inspired a love of outdoors, adventure, and surfing today. Highly recommend, easy to book, super friendly, and a wonderful day all around. Thanks to all!
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    Response from Kristina H, Public Relations Manager at Surf Lessons in Tamarindo
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hola, hola! How great to read this, it is our main objective to share with much love our passion for surfing and respect for nature and the ocean! Pura Vida :)
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    Iguana Surf does an amazing job. Can only give them my best recommendations. The instructors are professional and very attentive.
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    Response from Kristina H, Public Relations Manager at Surf Lessons in Tamarindo
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hola Sarah! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! Good to hear you had a good time in the water, we hope you'll be surfing with us again soon! Welcome to the Iguana Surf Family! Pura Vida :)
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    Key Details
    • Iguana Surf
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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