Surfing Lessons

Tico Mae Retreats offers a variety of surfing lessons for beginner surfers, seasoned shredders, and everyone in between. With more than 20 years of experience, our certified professional surf instructors lead private and group surfing lessons year round, and guarantee you’ll take your surfing skills to the next level. Plus, you’ll get a taste of the local flair with Sámara native and pro surfer James Flores as your guide. Ready to explore the waves of Costa Rica? Learn more about the TMR surf lesson that’s right for you.

Beginner Surfing Lessons

Nothing compares to the moment you catch your first wave. That’s why we set you up for surfing success by covering body positioning, wave timing, and board and ocean safety in our beginner surf lessons. Our goal: Get you standing on the surfboard by the end of your lesson!

Intermediate Surfing Lessons

Our intermediate surfing lessons are all about catching more waves. Once you’ve got down the basics of body positioning, we’ll dive into timing for popping up, board positioning, and paddling for the optimal takeoff in 4’ to 6’ waves.

Advanced Surfing Lessons

TMR’s advanced surfing lessons offer the ultimate adventure. Enjoy a boat ride to the day’s best surf spot where you’ll learn how to surf a variety of waves and surf breaks such as point breaks, beach breaks, and river mouth breaks. We’ll even show you our secret surf spots.

Kids Surfing Lessons

When it comes to playing in the surf and sand, children are naturals. Why not give them the gift of surfing as well? Tico Mae Retreats offers kids surfing lessons through our one-of-a-kind Surf and Family Retreat slated for later this year.

Rates and Pricing

Check out our rate sheet for pricing details whether you are interested in group and private surfing lessons or our TMR package deals.