Surf trip in Costa Rica
7-Day surf coaching camp in Nosara

Welcome to the ultimate tropical surfing experience in playa Guiones. Imagine yourself surfing a pristine 7 km long beach break surrounded by some of the lushest rainforest hills on earth. We’ve created one of the best surf coaching camps in Costa Rica.

  • Consistent, quality surf for beginners & intermediates
  • Plenty of safe, sand bottom waves breaking over 7 km of majestic beach
  • Fascinating jungle with sloths, monkeys, colorful birds & more
  • Gorgeous, private bungalow set in a tropical garden for you to rest easy
  • Enjoy vacations in a well-known surf and yoga retreat in Costa Rica
  • Central location: walk 6 minutes to waves, amazing restaurants & cafes
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A typical day

Wake up in your gorgeous bungalow and watch a family of howler monkeys pass overhead as you head for a swim in the beautiful salt water pool. Grab a surfboard and walk 5 minutes through the thick jungle to Guiones beach for your personalized surf class after a fresh, organic breakfast. Back home, a professional surf coach analyzes your surfing videos, helping you quickly improve your technique while you sip on a fresh smoothie. After your afternoon restorative yoga session, you feel relaxed and grateful, and you finish the day by grabbing a bicycle and riding through beautiful Nosara at sunset, amazed by its incredible biodiversity.

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Destinations

Guiones beach in Nosara, Costa Rica

The paradisiac surf town of Nosara is the perfect location to provide one of the best surf coaching camps. Guiones Beach is a magical 7km long white-sand beach that provides perfect, forgiving waves for beginner and intermediate surf lessons. It has many breaks so surfers of all levels have the space to find waves and learn to surf safely.

Other nearby beaches you may discover, depending on your level and surf conditions:

  •     Ostional beach
  •     Pelada beach
  •     Garza beach

Personalized surf program
for your level

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Personalized Surf Coaching
Personalized Surf Coaching For your level
Surf Camp Progress

Level 1: beginner surf coaching

Never tried surfing before? Or have you tried a few times, taking a few lessons here and there? If you still need to master basic techniques, this surf coaching level is for you.

Level 2: intermediate surf coaching

Have you been surfing for many weeks, months or years? Can you paddle through the white water and catch unbroken waves by yourself? This coaching will take your surfing to the next level.

Is this surf trip for me?

Your surfing level
  • You have never tried surfing & want to learn the right way, in a safe environment
  • You surfed a few times & you want to master the basic techniques
  • You’re an intermediate surfer wishing to progress & bring your surfing to the next level
  • You’re looking for consistent, quality waves in a tropical climate
  • You want to learn under professional coaches to efficiently improve your surf level
  • You want to coach yourself to improve in the future
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Lifestyle

Guiones is the definition of a tropical, surfing paradise village. The remote, small town has a very relaxed vibe based around surfing and yoga.

  • You travel by yourself, with friends, or as a couple
  • You want to surf white-sand beaches with quality waves and warm water
  • You love delicious, healthy food and cafes
  • Average traveller age: 25 – 55

 

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Surf Coaching Camp

Our unique surfing program will quickly develop your surfing skills, so you can enjoy the thrill of riding on a wave as soon as possible. Combine our 10+ years of professional surf training with a 7km long beach break that offers clean, fun, forgiving waves, and you get the perfect recipe for your progression and amusement in the water.

  • Unique surfing program designed for beginners & intermediates
  • 5 personalized surf lessons, 3:1 student/coach ratio maximum
  • 4 surf workshops – theory & technique
  • Professional surf photos sent to your e-mail
  • Surf clinic including technique analysis meetings with photos & videos
  • Professional coaches
Surf Coaching Camp
Accommodation

Welcome to your Costa Rican home: a gorgeous private bungalow set in a flourishing garden. From your own terrace, feel rejuvenated, surrounded by the region’s unique fauna. Whether you want to go surfing, head to a restaurant, a café or a surf shop, you won’t need to walk more than 5 minutes!

  • Chic, exclusive bungalows with private terrace
  • Large rooms with AC & comfortable beds
  • Central location: minutes from the beach, restaurants & cafes
  • Access to free bicycles to explore Nosara
  • Large saltwater pool set in a beautiful garden
  • Great social areas & wifi


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Accommodation Nosara Surf Camp
Lifestyle & Yoga

Need a break from your busy life? Enjoy vacations in a well-known surf and yoga retreat in Costa Rica. You will come back home from this journey inspired and with a clear mindset.

  • Airport shuttles
  • Welcome group dinner
  • Organic breakfast each morning
  • 2 Yoga classes
  • Stand up paddle through mangrove tunnels on the Nosara River
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Surf information

Surf overview

The area offers perfect waves for both beginners and intermediates. Nosara is one of the most consistent surf beaches on earth, offering waves year-round. Spots North and South of Guiones offer something different for more advanced surfers, with point breaks and heavier beach breaks.

Surf conditions

The “small wave season”, with waves usually from knee to chest high, goes from November to March. The months of April until October offer waves that vary from chest high to overhead. With the abundance of spots along the coast, it’s possible to find great waves for your level almost every day of the year. Water is tropical, no need for wetsuits.

Surf Conditions Nosara Costa Rica

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Surf overview

The area offers perfect waves for both beginners and intermediates. Nosara is one of the most consistent surf beaches on earth, offering waves year-round. Spots North and South of Guiones offer something different for more advanced surfers, with point breaks and heavier beach breaks.

Typical Day Surf Nosara
Surf conditions

The “small wave season”, with waves usually from knee to chest high, goes from November to March. The months of April until October offer waves that vary from chest high to overhead. With the abundance of spots along the coast, it’s possible to find great waves for your level almost every day of the year. Water is tropical, no need for wetsuits.

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SUP on Rio Nosara

Peacefully glide down the mangroves tunnels all the way to Nosara beach. Leisurely ride through hidden trails while discovering the amazing wildlife. (included)

Paddle Board Nosara
Zipline

Try out the longest canopy tour in the world! See if you have the courage to fly down several hundred feet-high above the thick rainforest hills.

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Yoga

Join yoga classes and improve your flexibility in both your body and mind. Guiones has many yoga centers within walking distance. (2 yoga sessions included)

Horseback Riding Nosara
Horseback riding

Discover the different beaches on a horse, riding through the breathtaking jungle and along the coastline.

Yoga

Join yoga classes and improve your flexibility in both your body and mind. Guiones has many yoga centers within walking distance. (2 yoga sessions included)

Yoga Surf Retreat Costa Rica
Horseback riding

Discover the different beaches on a horse, riding through the breathtaking jungle and along the coastline.

Horseback Riding Nosara
SUP on Rio Nosara

Peacefully glide down the mangroves tunnels all the way to Nosara beach. Leisurely ride through hidden trails while discovering the amazing wildlife. (included)

Paddle board on Nosara
Zipline

Try out the longest canopy tour in the world! See if you have the courage to fly down several hundred feet-high above the thick rainforest hills.

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Surfers Nosara
Surf Camp for Beginners Costa Rica
Surf Coaching Meeting
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Nosara surf trip

Surf Camp in Costa Rica starting at
$2,680 USD

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Testimonials


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Reviews on TripAdvisor

  • “The best part of my trip with Barefoot was how much I improved my surfing. I’d done a bunch of single surf lessons before & this was the first time I actually felt like the surf guides were instructing, critiquing & pushing me to get better at surfing.”

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    Katherine G. 31 / Toronto, Canada
  • “The total experience exceeded expectations, staff was knowledgeable, professional, and gracious. Accommodations were very welcoming and comfortable. Everything was top notch!”

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    Rick Osgood, 53 / Napa, USA
  • “I’ve been traveling to various surf camps for the last 2 years. This trip was beyond incredible, everything from start to finish was top notch and focused on improving my surfing while having a wonderful cultural experience.”

    Micheal, 41 / Boston, USA
  • “Created some great friendships, and experienced a beautiful country in the best week possible. Already trying to figure out when I can plan my next trip with them!”

    Emily P. 26 / Ventura, USA
  • “I couldn’t ask for time spent with more friendly, truly awesome people. The team is very responsive and well organized. My surfing was pushed to another level”

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    Brittany M. 34 / Calgary, Canada
  • “The coaches are nationally acclaimed surfers and give great tips to better your surf technique. All in all a great experience.”

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    Bao T. 33 / Montreal, Canada

2019 Surf Trips

Costa Rica - 7 days
2019
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Nicaragua - 7 days
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June 5th - 12th *Full
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Bali - 12 days
2019
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2020 Surf Trips

Costa Rica - 7 days
2020
January 4th - 11th *full
January 12th - 19th
January 22nd - 29th
February 1st - 8th
February 12st - 19th
February 22nd - 29th
March 3rd - 10th
Nicaragua - 7 days
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May 5th - 12th
May 16th - 23rd
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Bali - 10 days
2020
July 20th - 29th
August 2nd - 11th
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Mentawais - 10 days
November 2020
November 6th - 15th * Full