Tortuga Surf School, Jaco

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Learn to surf in Costa Rica with the pros at Tortuga Surf School and Surf Camps. We are ideally located in Playa Jaco, on the middle of the beautiful Central Pacific coast.

Our surf courses offer a refined, elaborate concept for a comfortable and safe start into surfing. Rational structured learning steps help build on each other while support and movement corrections guarantee hours of fun and fascination from the beginning.

Tortuga Surf School ISA & Lifeguard Certified instructors excel in teaching the finest surfing techniques. We are trained in keeping the experience safe, fun and most of all exhilarating!

All students are welcome from beginning to advanced levels. We handle all ages from 4 year old tykes to golden age 80 year olds!

First timers are always under supervision and handled with the utmost care. They are instructed in water safety, surfboard handling, paddling out, popping up and riding waves in their first class. There are many more classes available as a surfer becomes more advanced. You can take as many as you like in private or in groups. Some of the advanced classes include Reading the Ocean, Catching a Wave, Beginner Tricks, and others involving more surfing fundamentals.

If you are already surfing and want to improve your skill or learn to tackle larger surf, come on down!! We have the ultimate local spots in the Central Pacific area and other places in Costa Rica for the more experienced surfer to work on. Our guidance and coaching will of course bring you to another level as a surfer.

This is not your regular surf camp or the 5 start hotel experience this is a local camp run by locals who take pride on their love for the ocean, the nature and their country!
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  • If you want to learn how to surf, Tortuga Surf Camp should be the only place you take surf lessons at in Jaco. They will teach you everything you need to know to feel confident and safe in the water.....  more
    If you want to learn how to surf, Tortuga Surf Camp should be the only place you take surf lessons at in Jaco. They will teach you everything you need to know to feel confident and safe in the water.....  more »
  • One of the Bear trips I’ve been on, Veronica had everything scheduled perfectly. Mike and Riley are awesome instructors. 
    One of the Bear trips I’ve been on, Veronica had everything scheduled perfectly. Mike and Riley are awesome instructors.  more »
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  • Best surf lesson I’ve ever had! The instructors are highly knowledgeable, really nice and very welcoming. The waves were perfect for beginners and one person in my group advanced pretty quickly and was able to ride bigger waves with them. Instructions were clear and the lesson was so fun. Highly recommended!
  • Disappointed with the service and conflicting information. I asked yesterday if I could just rent a surf board as I did not need a lesson and have surfed many times before. They said I could, so I came back the next day (today) ready to rent a board and surf.. they said to come back in an hour as they were doing a lesson and would see what boards remained. I came back in an hour (a different person was there), he was extremely rude and I explained to him what I was told and he said 'no you can't rent a board, get lost"! He was so incredibly rude and literally told me to get lost. There are so many surf schools along the beach so I wouldn't waste my time with these rude guys. Super disrespectful and extremely unprofessional. If your company thrives on tourism..you may want to be nice and pleasant.

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