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Surf Lesson in Tamarindo - If you don’t stand up you get your money back!
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Surf Lesson in Tamarindo - If you don’t stand up you get your money back!

By La Muda Surf School CR
Recommended by 99% of travellers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 4-80
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: Swedish, English, Spanish
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Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • Surf board
  • Rash guard


Start:
  • Pico Bistro Tamarindo, Tamarindo Main Road Guanacaste Santa Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica
    We meet at the back of the cafe Pico Bistro in Tamarindo, next to the lifeguard tower. If you for whatever reason have trouble finding us, you can ask for La Muda Surf, Carlos Brown, Isabella Carrera and Jeison Brown.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 331007P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 331007P2

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    • La Muda Surf School CR
      477
      Tamarindo, Costa Rica
      Joined in November 2021
    • 240nitint
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Come here for your first Surf Lessons
      Had an amazing experience. I'm a beginner who has never been on a surfboard before. We had great instructions on dry land before going into the water. Our coach Alex was supportive and very encouraging. Although I fell a few times to start, by the end I was able to stand the entire time! Thanks to the team for a great for experience!
      Written December 25, 2023
    • josesX3228GL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must do in Tamarindo
      Isabella , Carlos and their crew are amazing. They are very flexible at the time of booking and the most important thing is that they will teach you how to surf. I highly recommend them.
      Written December 24, 2023
    • amberb2532019
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Encouraging staff!
      The team was great at encouraging us and assisting with adjusting stance and board type so we were successful. A great option for us - I was a first timer and my fiance's last surf experience was 14 years ago.
      Written December 20, 2023
    • Sunshine37687556386
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome Experience!
      Awesome experience! It was my first time surfing and the staff were all very friendly and gave great explanations. I would definitely recommend checking this place out if you are in Tamarindo!
      Written December 10, 2023
    • Lindsay R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      They keep their promise, you’ll stand-up/surf your first time no matter what!
      Amazing experience! Brian was a phenomenal instructor. Brand new to surfing and caught waves on my own by the end of the lesson!
      Written November 13, 2023
    • greggl536
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      First time surfers. New obsession.
      David, Brian and Keylor were all amazing instructors. From the beach lesson and riding our first waves, to learning how to read the surf, these guys made our experience awesome! Ask for them and you will be surfing in no time!!
      Written November 13, 2023
    • 1504rda
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      Wonderful experience….. Great Team ! Good teaching 👍 Safe at any time ( my instructor Brian even helped a young girl being in trouble with the Rip-Tide) At least - we had a lot of fun, an amazing experience and „staying many waves at the Board“
      Written October 30, 2023
    • Erica U
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      friendly and patient staff at best surf school in tamarindo
      The surfing lessons were so much fun! The instructors are very friendly, patient and helpful. It was my first time surfing and my instructor Jeison made sure I was comfortable and confident. Highly recommend booking a lesson with La Muda Surf School!! I wish I was still in Tamarindo so I could book another session!
      Written October 13, 2023
    • Victoria C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome surf experience!!!
      Absolutely awesome!!! This was my husband and I’s first time in Costa Rica and we knew we had to try surfing. The instructors were super super helpful! We both stood up pretty quick thanks to them! I don’t have enough good things to say… wouldn’t miss out on this!!!
      Written September 19, 2023
    • annajadedg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      First time ever surfing - amazing!
      First time surfing - I could not have asked for a better experience! The team was amazing and Carlos really explained the techniques well. I felt in great hands and reassured! Highly recommend it!
      Written July 1, 2023
    • raygiang1994
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great teachers!
      I was a beginner and took my first lesson through La Muda. By the end of the first lesson, I was able to stand in the board and I give all thanks to their ability to teach. They help with positioning your board and tell you when to stand as the wave is approaching. They provide feedback each time a run was made so I was able to learn very quickly. Thanks La muda for a very helpful first lesson!
      Written June 2, 2023
    • simonelN9338WR
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great for beginners!
      We took a lesson with Brian and Carlos today and had a great time. They are super friendly, patient, and experienced with teaching beginners. We’ll definitely be back!
      Written June 1, 2023
    • Bellaroz27
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10/10 experience
      Amazing amazing amazing. My group of 4 had the best time with Jason and Brian. Isabella was also so friendly and amazing. Will absolutely be coming back!!
      Written May 9, 2023
    • karinacN7509PN
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!
      Wow! What an awesome experience both my sons had with their instructors. They are beginners. First time trying to surf and they were able to do it all on their own after a few tries! I definitely recommend La Muda surf school! Friendliest of instructors. Very patient and answered all of our questions.
      Written April 30, 2023
    • 330calumr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Had an awesome time!
      This was a great time my and my two friends both got up fairly quicky and got lots of practice. Chino was was super friendly patient and helpful! I would definitely reccomend for beginners like us!
      Written April 28, 2023
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    Felix C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022
    I did an introductory session with La Muda surf school and it was the best part of my trip to Costa Rica. Isabella and Carlos are true professionals, very dedicated and talented. They make sure their clients are safe and happy. They are very patient and create a comfortable environment from the start, which makes you feel confident. With their excellent advice, even though I had never surfed in my life, within moments I was able to stand on the board and ride the waves. I highly recommend La Muda and their lovely owners who are passionate about what they do.
    Written April 17, 2022
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    Danielle LeBlanc
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Solo
    I took a surfing lesson on my solo trip to Tamarindo and it was the best experience EVER! Carlos was the most incredible instructor I ever could have asked for. He is so kind and patient extremely knowledgeable (and a professional surfer!). I loved his approach to it all… mind over matter! This was my fourth time trying out surfing and the best / most successful time I ever did it. Thanks to Carlos’ guidance I was able to ride about 90% of the waves. This was an experience of a lifetime for me and I highly recommend a surf lesson with this incredible company / instructor! Xoxoxox
    Written May 9, 2022
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    kapilcsheth
    Evansville, IN3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022 • Family
    I booked surf lessons with La Muda for my two sons (20 and 11). They were very accommodating and flexible because we were late for our lesson. The instructors Carlos and Chino were excellent at providing tips to help them stand up more consistently and Chino was especially patient with my younger son. I would highly recommend La Muda for anyone looking for surf lessons in Tamarindo!
    Written December 20, 2022
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    Yvonne B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023 • Friends
    I can’t say enough about this company!! From the response time being fast when I messaged them using WhatsApp to book the lesson, to the detailed land and water instruction, these instructors go above and beyond!! I had never surfed before and got up the first try and almost every attempt after 😎. What a fun morning of surfing!!!

    Jeison, my instructor paid close attention and you could tell that he genuinely wanted you to enjoy the experience. They were very conscience of other surfers and picking good waves. Safety was always a priority. Jeison even paused briefly during our lesson to help rescue some struggling independent surfers who were getting too close to the rocks.

    They also had a photographer on the beach taking great photos of your experience.

    I would highly recommend you book your lessons with this company!!
    Written February 9, 2023
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    Emma P
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Family
    This experience was incredible, and the instructors were amazing. They were very friendly and supportive and Isabelle was easy to communicate with when booking. They let me borrow a rash guard because I forgot mine. And my family ended up paying a little extra for the photos they took, they were amazing. My 60 year old uncle was crushing it in the waves and had never surfed before, highly highly recommend to all ages!! Overall just created many fun memories, I would book again without a doubt.
    Written June 22, 2023
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    David O
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My big group of friends wanted to try out surfing. There were 7 of us in all staying near Witches Rock in Tamarindo.
    I walked past Isabella by chance, and she was pleasant and inviting - not at all pushy. The rate of $35 (USD) per person for a group our size seemed reasonable. I didn’t bother shopping around. The next morning, Isabella and her team met us at the arranged time. They led us thru a safety and basics lesson in the sand. After about 10 minutes of that, we hit the waves. For the 7 of us, they sent out 5 instructors!

    I’ll say this was more of a beginner surf “experience” than a lesson. The waves they pick out for you are perfect to stand up on. They give you a healthy boost to get you going. Indeed, all 7 of us rode several waves into the beach. Loads of fun - the highlight of the trip for me.

    We had planned on returning for a bit more instruction (on learning something of timing and maybe independently catching a wave), but we moved from El Tesoro down to Playa Langosta and the walk would have been a bit much.
    Written February 9, 2023
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    Emily G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023 • Couples
    If you are coming to the Tamarindo area and want to take surf lessons, you must book through La Muda surf! It’s a full hour and a half of a private surf lesson, and the instructors are with you every step of the way. They are behind you and tell you when to stand up during each wave! They are pros and it is such an amazing experience. Isabella, Carlos and Brian are the best!

    P.S. you also get amazing photos afterwards!
    Written February 15, 2023
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    Jaimin P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Family
    An amazing surf lesson. We did 3 sessions go lessons on our group. Some of us had surfed in the UK and a few had never surfed

    Great instructors. We each had our own dedicated instructors which meant we got to catch lots of wave and we knew the younger members were well looked after. Carlos and his team (Jose and Chino to name two) were awesome

    Would highly recommend La Muda

    #puravida
    Written July 23, 2023
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    Tyson C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    My family took surf lessons from Lamunda and enjoyed the experience so much we went back a second time. Instructors are very inclusive and the whole lesson was fun for everyone. They even take amazing photos at an additional cost but highly worth it.
    I would recommend this company to anyone looking to get a positive introduction to surfing.
    Written April 18, 2023
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    David S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Couples
    This place was incredible, and the value was phenomenal compared to many places we had researched in Tamarindo. I went with my fiancé, it was both our first times surfing and we were able to get up multiple times. Isabella was very knowledgable and offered a very thorough explanation and on land lesson, followed by Brian who took us into the water and helped us get up multiple times by giving us boosts and letting us know exactly when to stand up. We were able to get to the point where we could do everything ourselves. Everyone was very energetic, encouraging and knowledgable. I would definitely recommend La Muda Surf School for anyone trying surfing out in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
    Written April 8, 2023
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