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Best surf lessosn around

Toro was fantastic and made our surf experience at playa Hermosa feel very safe and fun. Toro was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brent M
Amazing experience

Toro helped us and he was amazing. Very happy and chill and made it the experience for all a real... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Erica C
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Amarillo, Texas
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Blue Surf Adventures is extremely proud to be the only Billabong sponsored, upscale surf school and surf camp in Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula! Our Billabong Surf Camps are a perfect combination of vacation and surf experience. At our Santa Teresa Surf School, we can advance your surfing skills no matter your current level. We welcome beginners, and canhelp intermediate surfers hone their skills. Our instructors can also act as local guides for the more experienced surfer. Camps are not for everyone, do you want to bring your own group, or do you just want a more flexible experience? Our Costa Rica Surf Trip packages can be customized for your specific needs. We can base your package on your experience level and surfing goals as we build your perfect Santa Teresa surf trip. The nature and beauty of Costa Rica make for an awesome surf trip and Santa Teresa is a great spot to learn to surf or to just experience the Pura Vida! Contact us and we will customize an experience just for you.
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Hours Today: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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160 North, Santa Teresa 00000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toro was fantastic and made our surf experience at playa Hermosa feel very safe and fun. Toro was able to accommodate the skill level differences within our group and despite the surf being a little too advanced for us on one day, he didn't pressure...More

Thank Brent M
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Toro helped us and he was amazing. Very happy and chill and made it the experience for all a real pleasure! He and Nick also helped my kids develop a love for the sport as well. Thank you all!

Thank Erica C
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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Erica! Nik and Toro enjoy teaching children (and all ages, for that matter)! They are super chill, making you feel relaxed and safe while you are learning this amazing sport of surfing~! Keep surfing and Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We had five surf lessons with Toro and really enjoyed it! Toro is a great teacher and really passionate about it! We learned a lot about surfing and he not only taught us how to surf, but also brought us closer to the spirit of...More

Thank Janaeohoo
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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and we are elated you had such a great time! His passion for the sport shines through and wants to share with as many people as he can. We are happy you found joy in your experience! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

All ten of us from age 9 to 53 managed to get up and catch a bit of the feeling that begins, and what I assume to be, the surf addiction. Both Toro and Nik were outstanding in explaining safety and basic techniques so we...More

Thank Hillary N
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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hola Hilary! Thank you for your kind words and YES...welcome to your new addiction of surfing! It is so fantastic to see that you all were able to get up on the board and surf a wave--isn't it exhilarating? They know their way around the...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

My two friends and I had surf lessons a few days prior in another location. Then we joined Blue Surf for lessons with Toro. We were able to choose between a short drive to playa Hermosa or Santa Teresa. We chose to check out hermosa...More

Thank Sarah R
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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hola Sarah! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind words and wonderful review about your surfing experience with us! Toro is a great person and an amazing surf instructor! Thank you for understanding his need to jump in and help during your lesson....More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Toro is a excellent surf instructor - so friendly, courteous, and obviously very happy and very good doing what he does - I stood up and surfed the whitewater during the first lesson. Unforgettable. Now I am a beginner - but a surfer nonetheless -...More

Thank Su25F-Foot
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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are so stoked you are now calling yourself a SURFER! Keep surfing and enjoying your time out in the water! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

My boyfriend and I took surf lessons with Toro through Blue Surf Adventures. He was an excellent instructor. Toro took the time to explain everything to us and to explain why it was important. He was particularly focused on safety - knowledge that helped us...More

Thank Amanda C
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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Amanda for your kind words about your surfing experience! Sharing his love of surfing comes naturally and he genuinely wants everyone to love it as much as he does! We do feel our surf lessons are worth their value as you mentioned. Safety,...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend Toro with Blue Surf Sanctuary for surf lessons. My friend and I were first time surfers and had the goal to ride one wave to shore. Toro was so informative from the lesson on the sand/ground first, and continued into the water....More

Thank Marthead
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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words about Blue Surf Adventures and Toro! We genuinely appreciate your review and experience! Keep surfing and sharing the Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Santa Teresa is such an amazing spot, and perfect for anyone starting out and wanting to learn or improve their surfing skills. Even with no real swell at the time there were always waves coming in to play and practice in. The team at Blue...More

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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your fantastic review of our surf instructors and your surf lesson experience. We agree, we have THE BEST instructors in town and definitely the most knowledgeable about the area. Toro has lived here for almost 13 years, before Santa Teresa became a...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Toro, Nick and the instructors at Blue Surf were the best, and taught a lot not just about technique but also how to read the ocean. These guys are really expert not only in surfing but in teaching. Although I didn’t stay at Blue Surf,...More

Thank Michael Y
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Aaron M, Owner at Blue Surf Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Michael for your great review! We appreciate it more than you know. Next time we hope you stay with us at either Blue Surf Sanctuary or Blue Surf House--we look forward to getting back in the water with you and see how you...More

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