HOW WE APPROACH SURF COACHING
We pair each guest with their own coach that works with them during their entire stay. The reason for this is that we believe a 1-to-1 coaching experience is not only more intimate and personal, it drives faster skill progression. Many people approach surfing with some level of nervousness, and that’s okay! We’ll tailor your surfing experience with a personal coach for your entire stay so you feel connected and relaxed during your trip.
If you’re new to surfing, you’ll find yourself comfortable on the board and catching waves in no time. And if you’ve been surfing for years, we have world-champion surfers on staff and some of Costa Rica’s best surf spots at your disposal!
This is you if you’ve never surfed before, or maybe surfed once or twice. We’ll teach you things like how to surf whitewater, how to take off while lying down, how to stand in whitewater, safe dismounting, and the fundamentals of turning.
During your Level 1 coaching with us, you’ll learn to traverse left and right along a wave, and ultimately paddle out to the green-wave zone of the beach to continue improving.
In whitewater, the force that drives you forward is the whitewater itself pushing your board. In «green» or unbroken waves, the force is actually gravity as you ride down the hill of the wave. At this level, you’ll learn how to interact with the gravitic force of the wave, learning to turn across its face and stay in the pocket to maximize how long you can stay up.
We’ll also teach you the social norms of navigating a lineup of other surfers, so you can safely surf on your own while you’re with us.
At this stage, a lot of what you’re learning is optimizing existing techniques and combining multiple techniques into a new capability like walking on your board. We’ll also teach you advanced turning, take-off, and speed-generation techniques at this level.
Finally, you’ll develop a greater understanding of the different types of waves and which surf techniques each is most suitable for. We provide a detailed, intuitive approach in the water and also begin your journey to lighter surfboards so you can be more agile in the water.
At this stage, you can identify, hit, and paddle back out to waves up to head height for a few hours at a time, and do or have done so regularly for a few years or more. The skills you’ll learn at this level are beginning to become specialized, like how to hang 10 on a longboard or how to ride barrels or get some air! The beaches we surf at and the coaching at this level will be highly customized to your goals, equipment, and the specific surf conditions during your stay.
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Signing up for a surf retreat at a resort in Costa Rica is an incredible way to immerse yourself in the world of surfing while enjoying a luxurious getaway. With warm waters and consistent waves, Costa Rica is a premier surf destination and the perfect place to learn or improve your surfing skills. A surf retreat provides the opportunity to receive expert coaching and guidance from experienced instructors who will tailor lessons to your skill level. You’ll also have access to top-of-the-line surf equipment and facilities, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.
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