Learn to Surf

Luxury Resort in Costa Rica

Surf lessons for all levels

Included in your stay, you will have access to a surfing plan tailored to your skill level. In a small group (no more than 3 guests) or a one-on-one setting, we will help you take your surfing to the next level — whether that’s catching your first wave or landing your first air.

Kalon Surf Girl Walking at the beach with surfboard
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Our paradise away from the crowds

While a surf lesson at Dominical beach is a Costa Rican holiday bucket list experience, it can involve a crowd of tourists and beachgoers wherever you turn. However, when you stay with us, we will take you to secluded and untouched beaches — depending on where the best surfing conditions are.

Relax and unwind in luxury

A surf holiday in Costa Rica at Kalon Surf resort comes fully equipped with all the best facilities. From deluxe private rooms with ocean views to locally grown, organic, gourmet meals, yoga sessions, and massages, what more could you ask for?

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The best surf lessons in Costa Rica

From complete beginners to seasoned professionals, you will notice remarkable progress in your surfing at the end of your week-long stay. Over the decade that we have been providing lessons, our surf plans have been refined to involve several components, including:

  • Dry training — Excellent for teaching or revisiting the surfing foundations, our dry training will cover all the theory and safety necessary for both beginners and mid-to-high level surfers.
  • Daily video coaching — Video analysis might sound unnecessary if you are a beginner, but it actually offers incredible benefits to surfers of all levels. If you are just learning to surf, you are likely too overwhelmed by everything happening at once to pinpoint the precise areas that need improvement. On the other hand, experienced surfers might pick up on “bad habits” or finally be able to see what they are doing wrong with their bodies.
  • Pool training — You may be surprised to see the impact paddling coaching sessions can have on your surfing. Whether you are just learning and are more comfortable practicing in a controlled environment, or you have been surfing for years and need minor adjustments to unlock your full potential, our pool sessions are always a hit. 

Ocean lessons — Nothing replaces actually getting out in the ocean and trying out what you have learned in the pool. That is why we have one to two ocean sessions a day.

Boardriders — Catch your first wave all the way to shore (with a photo to show)

These beginner surf lessons on Costa Rica’s best beaches will have mastering the fundamentals in no time. Unlike other surf schools, where instructors push you on the wave and ruin the photos, we teach you how to do it yourself. With our dry session, pool sessions, and video coaching, we’ll have you catching your first green wave (before it breaks and creates the white froth) in no time.

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Cruisers — Move across the wave and catch sets “out the back”

If you already know how to catch a few green waves and can consistently stand up, the next step is learning to direct your surfboard wherever you want to go and stand up on steeper waves “out the back”. Our intermediate surf lessons near Dominical, Costa Rica, take place in uncrowded beaches where you won’t have to worry about others in the line-up and are free to catch as many waves as you can.

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Carvers — Learn to snap, carve, and cutback

Are you comfortable riding in both directions and catching most waves but want to improve your turns and learn to chain them together? Then this is the right level for you. We’ll take you to deserted beaches near Dominical, in Costa Rica, for surf lessons with our expert coaches who will help you take the next step in your surfing. By the end of the week, you will have learned how to conserve speed and perform more advanced maneuvers on the face of the wave.

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Chargers — Unlock your full potential — perfect your surfing for 10s all around

Maximize every wave’s potential with coastal surf lessons in Costa Rica’s secluded surf spots where you can experiment on endless waves. Thanks to our in-depth video analysis, you will be able to see areas of improvement with your own eyes and finally kick any bad habits — perfecting your technique and taking your surfing to the next level. Moreover, we will transfer the videos and photos taken during your surf lessons on Costa Rica beaches so you’ll have memories and mementos of your surfing holiday.

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The best surf camp in Costa Rica

When it comes to the surfing component of your stay, we have a passionate and knowledgeable team of keen surf coaches who scout the best locations for your lessons each day. We provide you with a top-of-the-line surfboard, just right for your level, sunscreen, lip balm, and a rash vest are included in your welcome package. Gourmet meals, tailored yoga sessions, and a midweek massage help fuel your body and renew your energy levels between sessions. The entire stay is geared towards improving your surfing and having a memorable, relaxing holiday in paradise.

Book an all-inclusive surf holiday in Costa Rica at Kalon Surf

We are renowned for being the best luxury surf camp in Costa Rica and live up to our reputation every day. From the moment you touch down at the airport to when we leave you at your next destination, everything is taken care of for you. Get in touch with us today and treat yourself to an unforgettable surf holiday in Costa Rica.

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FAQs

If you want to take surf lessons in Costa Rica, Dominical and the surrounding beaches are some of the best ones to visit. Bringing you to uncrowded beaches with ideal surf conditions and providing you with all the equipment and coaching you need, you won’t find a better place than Kalon Surf for surf lessons in Costa Rica.

This depends on your innate abilities, water skills, fitness level, and natural sense of balance. Everyone who stays at Kalon Surf for a surf holiday in Costa Rica leaves having caught at least one wave on their own, though.

Not necessarily. However, knowing how to swim is highly recommended both for your safety and your peace of mind. If you can’t swim but would like to learn the basics of surfing, get in touch with us, and we can discuss it with you. We can carry out your beginner surf lesson on a Costa Rican beach with the ideal conditions for you to have fun and learn the fundamentals.

From sunblock and a rash top to transport there and back, and meals in-between sessions, we provide you with everything you need for your Costa Rican surf lessons. Not only are we completely committed to each guest’s improvement — no matter their skill level — but we are also an ICT (Instituto Costarricense de Turismo or Costa Rican Tourism Board) certified 4-star hotel. So you can be sure that your exceptional experience will continue outside the water too.

TREAT YOURSELF

You deserve the experience of paradise that Kalon has to offer.