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We love to surf and we surf with love. Learn how to surf with Hershel and his Caribbean Surf School. In Puerto Viejo we have waves for all levels, from Salsa Brava, the heaviest wave in Costa Rica, to the perfect beginner waves of Black Beach to the fast beach break at Cocles and the classic long boarding waves of Punta Uva. Just come and try it!
Hershel was born and raised in Puerto Viejo. After spending some time abroad in Europe, he decided to come back home and opened his own surf school. Since then, he has been teaching beginners, intermediate, and advanced surfers in the Caribbean as well as in the Pacific. Widely recognized as one of the best instructors in the country, he also stands out as a professional surfer. He regularly competes in the Pacific side of Costa Rica, where he also gets the best quality boards and gadgets for the surf shop. His humility, patience, incredible vibe, and care for the newcomers to the surfing world make him a trustworthy instructor. His passion for surfing and the ocean go beyond the technique and style.
Hershel and his school received the Certificate of excellence by Tripadvisor and it is one of the best surf schools in Puerto Viejo.
Since 1998, Caribbean Surf School has been providing surf lessons to all levels, from beginners to advanced surfers. All the instructors are locals and have been surfing the waves of Puerto Viejo since their youngest age. We offer private and group surf lessons, from beginner to advanced levels. The instructors pick the best spots in town according to the weather and swell to make the best of your experience.
And then you will be super hooked on surfing. You belong to the sea now, and everything else, well, kind of falls away.
Whatever your reason for your first paddle out, one thing is for certain: you won’t forget the feeling. And it is not just about memorizing a few moves – surfing is a totally absorbing, full-body endeavour. Surfing engages more muscles than you realize. You’re going to be sore, but you’ll also experience: !Euphoria! And it is addictive. Research has shown that surfers experience elevated levels of adrenaline in response to charged ions in the atmosphere where waves are breaking and water is frothy. This hyper stimulation then triggers the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine, making you feel happy and calm for up to 24 hours after the session!
Group class – $55 (inc. taxes)
Private class – $60 (inc. taxes)
Escapade Costa Rica Tours, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica