Beginner Surf Lessons

At Una Ola Surf School, we begin your first surf lesson by teaching you the basics of surfing, such as, water safety, surfing etiquette, wave dynamics, how to paddle a surfboard, how to catch a wave, as well as, how to stand up and ride a wave on a surfboard.

Each daily surf lesson starts with a dynamic stretching routine to prepare your muscles and joints for the tasks to follow.  Once your body is warmed up we move on to teaching you practical surfing skills in bite size chunks, making the lessons easier for you to process and learn.  Every lesson is hands-on with our highly qualified surf instructors.

At Una Ola Surf School, all surfing lessons are taught by qualified surf instructors that are also experienced lifeguards. All surfing instructors are approved by the Costa Rican Surfing Federation, ILS Lifesaving qualified, Red Cross and ISA (level 1, 2 & 3) trained and certified.  We have the best surf instructors that are always dedicated to helping you learn how to surf safely while making it fun for you.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to Choose Best Surfboard for a Beginner Surfer
  • How to Paddle a Surfboard
  • How to Choose and Catch the Best Waves to Surf
  • How to Recognize and Avoid Dangers in the Surf
  • How to Enter and Exit the Surf Zone
  • How to Stand-Up on a Surfboard When You Actually Catch a Wave
  • How to Drop-In and Ride a Wave
  • Proper Surfing Etiquette and Safety Rules
  • Surfboard Design, Functionality and Construction
  • How Waves Form and Break
  • How to Predict Waves for Surfing

Una Ola Surf Camps offer all-inclusive surfing vacation packages that include ground transportation, accommodations, breakfast, surfboard rentals, bike rentals, lessons and guided tours. Everything that you want to do and see is available at Una Ola Surf Camps.  Our surf camps for beginners are designed to give you everything you need so you don’t have to worry about anything, which gives you more time to relax and enjoy your vacation.

Join us for a week-long surf camp experience in beautiful Pavones, Costa Rica. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the surfing experience of a lifetime, now would you?  Contact us now, to talk about how we can help you have a great surfing vacation in Pavones, Costa Rica.

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