Surf Camp in Costa Rica

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Surf Camp in Costa Rica
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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
Nosara Surfers Costa Rica Beach
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.

Surf Coaching Theory Class
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
Personalized Surf Coaching
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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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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Walk On Guiones Beach Costa Rica Surf Camp
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, 2:1 student/coach ratio maximum
  • 5 surf workshops – theory & technique
  • Professional surf videos sent to your e-mail
  • Surf clinics: technique analysis meetings with your videos
  • Professional coaches
Surf Coaching 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 (to & from Liberia – LIR)
  • Welcome group dinner
  • Organic breakfast each morning
  • 2 Yoga classes
  • Stand up paddle through mangrove tunnels on the Nosara River
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Surfer Guiones Beach
Surfer Nosara Costarica
Surf Coaching Photo Analysis
Marcel Barefoot Surf Travel Nosara
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
Things to do in Nosara – ActivitiesLineBlack
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

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.

Yoga Surf Retreat Costa Rica

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.

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Surf Camp for Beginners Costa Rica
Surf Coaching Meeting
Learn how to surf

About The Host


Why do we do what we do?

We share our love for surfing because it changed our lives.

From our experience, surfing becomes more fun the more you progress. We know there is a path to accelerate the process of learning to surf. We want to share it with you because we believe nothing is more satisfying, fun and rewarding than the feeling of learning to surf better on some of the best waves on earth.

Team Barefoot Surf Travel
Mentawai Learn to Surf

Who we are

We are a family of passionate surf coaches dedicated to helping you learn to surf faster than you could ever imagine.

Our intention has never been to “start a surf school”. Our goal was to create the ultimate surf coaching retreats for beginner and intermediate surfers. We do this by bringing you to some of the most consistent and fun waves in the world while sharing our knowledge in the clearest, most efficient way possible.

What makes our Surf Trips so Unique?

It’s about the people.

Our #1 focus is to have the most passionate and professional surf coaching team at each destination. Our team members consider it a personal mission to provide the absolute best surf coaching retreats for beginners and intermediates.

The surf classes don’t end after 2 hours. You will develop a connection with surf coaches who genuinely care about your progression and share their knowledge throughout the trip.

The people barefoot surf travel

The surf coaching program

Our team of 6 professional instructors welcomes a maximum of 12 students per week in order to provide high quality, personalized coaching that will help you progress for years to come.

  • A personalized surf training program
  • Progress faster with photo & video analysis of your surfing
  • 1 on 1 technical analysis
  • Personal surfer profile with recommended articles & videos

Click here to learn more about our surf coaching program

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Only the best surf spots at the optimal time of the year

A key element to enjoy surfing and to progress is to maximize your chances of surfing waves suitable for your skill level. We take you to the best and safest surf spots for your level and only operate at the optimal time of the year in some of the most consistent surfing locations on earth.

Surf Coaching Retreat Mentawai

Authentic experience

The relationship we have built with local communities and with the local surf coaches is one of the most unique perks of our trips. Our travelers feel the genuine friendship with the local surf coaches and the pride they have in collaborating with us. Our vision has always been to collaborate with the local communities in order to have a mutual, positive impact.

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Stress-free vacations

Live a stress-free vacation while experiencing the very best that the destination has to offer.

Because our model differs from the typical surf camp, we’re able to continuously adapt our itinerary to ensure a genuine and up to date adventure. From the moment you step out of the plane, we take care of all the logistics so that you relax and enjoy your free time in whatever way you choose.

Yoga & Surf Coaching Retreat

The atmosphere

There is a special energy on our trips. Is it because of the exclusive beach houses or the private beach bungalows? Is it because we only run during specific times of the year, when the weather and the waves are ideal for learning? Is it because we gather the most inspiring and friendly team of local surfers for our surf lessons?

It’s a mix of it all. Since our mission is to take people on the surf trip of a lifetime, every single decision we make aims to create an unforgettable experience.

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Breathtaking accommodations at the best locations

We love to treat our guests to what we believe are the most amazing villas and bungalows available at each destination.

Everywhere we go, our surfers enjoy chic, stylish accommodations, always just a short walk from the waves, restaurants and cafes.

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