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Address: Next to Century 21, on the main road to Guiones Beach., Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2573 0975
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00

We are Nosara Tico Surf School, a local surf school (owned 100% by Ticos)...

We are Nosara Tico Surf School, a local surf school (owned 100% by Ticos) located in Playa Guiones, Nosara. Our friendly and enthusiastic staff is always there to help out, and with the guidance of our certified instructors, you will have the best surfing experience ever. We offer group, semi-private, and private surf lessons. We also offer customized surf package, and arrange surf trips to local surf spots of the northern and southern Pacific Coast. Our goal is to guide and instruct our clients into the waves step by step, give feedbacks and tips, get the most out of our surf lessons.

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Exceptional Experience with Nosara Tico Surf

Two first time surfers from Canada and we were lucky enough to have Michael and the team teach us this afternoon. They explained the tide, the type of waves we wanted to ride and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two first time surfers from Canada and we were lucky enough to have Michael and the team teach us this afternoon. They explained the tide, the type of waves we wanted to ride and the coral situation in Nosara. I highly recommend this experience for ANYONE looking to surf while they are in Nosara, you'll have a very professional but... More 

Thank BrandonFi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for board rental, surf school, bikes or just advice on the break these guys would be super happy to help you out. We just spent a week in Nosara and all of us rented boards and bikes from them every day. They were totally flexible to whatever we wanted, were all totally friendly and dont give... More 

Thank alwaysadventuringoz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been coming to Playa Guiones since our daughters were 9 and 10. Now 14 and 15, they have learned to surf and love it. The guys and gals at Tico Surf School have been fantastic for our girls, they not only coach them, they help with there Spanish, and become good friends. We had Micheal and Kevin coach... More 

Thank CiaoMoe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great surfing lesson with Eduardo (sp??) And also rented boards the following day at a discounted rate. The instructor was patient , kind and informative. We also could use the rash vests, sunblock, lockers and toilets. I would highly recommend to use this company in nosara as they gave us better rates and were really nice.

Thank Sarahgsy91
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This made my Costa Rican trip even more awesome spending time with these folks learning to surf! (Also, they have an amazing amount of patience ;)

Thank SLK416
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stayed in Nosara for 9 days and rented boards from Nosara Tico, switching stuff up as needed. They also did a couple surf lessons with our family of 5, splitting up mom and dad with an instructor, and the kids -10, 8, 6 - with a couple other instructors. Everyone had a really fun time and came away loving... More 

Thank Jonathan L
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I arrived in Nosara during low-season and not many surf shops were open at the time, including Nosara Tico. I was in dire need of a surfboard so I decided to write to the owner on the store's Facebook page just in case and received a reply within hours. The owner, Luigi, knew I needed a surfboard and was nice... More 

Thank edwinjsalas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I went to Nosara a few days ago and my local friend Kevin recomended this place to me and my friends for renting some boards to go surfing at Guiones beach. The place was really nice and modern, they had some cool apparel for sale, as well as surfing accesories. The staff there was really cool and friendly. We ended... More 

Thank Tono M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We took a group of 5 (10-13 yrs old) for surf classes, two instructors helped us, they were amazing!. They had a lot of patience, explained everything clearly and the kids had a blast. Lots of supervision at sea and an incredible adventure for them!. Totally recommended company!.

Thank vmeza2014
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Nosara Tico Surf School was great! This was only my second experience surfing. Lucîa was my instructor, she is an amazing person and made me feel comfortable about the entire experience. I definitely would recommend this surf school in Nosara, Costa Rica! Thank you Lucîa!

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