Have you always wanted to try surfing? Warm water, soft waves, and no rocks make Tamarindo a great break to learn. We have a beach break with a sand bottom which is ideal for beginners and suitable for all levels all year round. Our lessons last one and a half hours to two hours and include an introductory on-beach instruction where we teach the fundamentals of the sport, as well as safety and etiquette.
Once in the water, we start off in waist to chest high water until you feel more confident. There is never any pressure on the student and our instructors will not push you into something you aren’t ready for. Our instructors are fluent in both English and Spanish and are capable of teaching students of all levels.
Stand up paddle boarding
Do you want to have a paddle in your hand while in the water? How about Stand up paddle boarding (SUP)? This is a really nice sport, in which you use almost all of your body muscles to move forward while standing on the board. We offer SUP flat water, SUP surf lessons, SUP tours, also with snorkeling or even Yoga classes on a stand up paddle board. Come and learn how to move that board quickly with us.
You prefer sitting while paddling? Then we suggest you to rent a Kayak to explore the waters in front of Tamarindo beach. Or you could book a tour with us to explore the Estuary with a kayak or a kayak tour to the island.
Visit our sister site, Kelly's Surf Shop
Water sports in Tamarindo! Kelly’s Surf Shop, Tamarindo, Costa Rica offers a wide range of services for the beginner or experienced surfer, stand up paddle boarder or kayaker .
Visit our sister site, Kelly's Surf Shop
Private Surf lessons
Do you want to make the most of time, why not try a private lesson? This lesson will be catered to you and your needs. The individual attention a private lesson offers will guarantee to have you catching many waves and learn an appreciation for the sport. Intermediate and advanced surfers can benefit from a private lesson to take their surfing abilities to the next level. Discounted lessons for hotel guests.
Semi-Private Surf Lessons
Are available for groups of 2. This is your chance to create a private atmosphere for you and a friend. You will both get plenty of one on one attention and is a great option for couples and friends who want to try something new together. We will have you both catching plenty of waves. We recommend both students to be at a similar level to truly benefit from a semi-private lesson. Discounted lessons for hotel guests.
Price: $65 per person
Group Surf Lessons
Perfect for those travelling alone and want to meet some new people or a group of friends who wants to try something new together. A group lesson will consist of 3 – 4 students. We can also accommodate groups larger then 4 but will send more instructors as we have a 4:1 student to instructor ratio. We feel that you will benefit the most in small groups. We strive to give each student the individual attention they need and deserve. Discounted lessons for hotel guests.
Price: $45 per person
Discounts are offered to Guests of Sirena Serena Boutique Hotel and Retreat. Ask at reception for discounted rates.
Please see our Surf Packages page if you are interested in taking daily surf lessons with us.
Paddle Board Flat Water Tour / Lesson
Our instructors are stand up paddlers and will have you paddling comfortably within the first ten minutes. Our two hour course will teach you how to find the sweet spot for balance and comfort, paddling technique, basic turning technique
Price: $90 private $65 per person in small group
Paddle Boarding Surf Lesson
Taking a lesson is about progressing quickly and maximizing the fun factor. Our professional and qualified instructors will have you up and paddling in no time. Anyone can Stand Up Paddle – guaranteed! Smiles all round, also guaranteed! A lesson will save you hours of frustration. We teach on epoxy boards (not inflatables) in crystal clear water of a beautiful sandy beach. There are some basic skills that will really help you accelerate your learning: Basic safety and weather Self rescue, 3 different ways to turn and maneuver your board, correct body posture and paddling technique, power strokes and paddling upwind using your paddle for balance (this alone will save you hours of frustration) and to choose what board is best for you.
We now offer free board hire or demo from the store after your lesson. With the right instruction you will progress quickly and will come out of your lesson with a completely different perspective on your ability and where to go next with it.
Price: $90 private $75 per person in small group
Paddle Board Rental
You already know how to paddle? Of course we also offer SUP rentals. Select from a variety of boards with different decks, shapes, sizes, and fin set ups.
Price: $20 for two hours, $40 full day
Please see our Surf SUP Yoga Package if you are interested in taking surf lessons, SUP lessons and practising yoga with us.
Because going for a kayak ride is always fun! Includes paddles, a life jacket, and a rashguard.
Price: $20 for two hours
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