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Tortuga Surf Camp is the choice for the traveler who wants to enjoy and discover the wonders of surf at an affordable price.Located strategically in the south end of Jaco Beach, this calm mellow beach breaks will be the classroom where our ISA...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Calle Santa Ana, Avenida Pastor Diaz | Hotel Perico azul, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 60101, Costa Rica
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The place is run by the Perico Azul hotel. The school staff is very competent and attentive. I am a beginner and really like the fact that they provide one on one lessons. Board rentals are very reasonable. Celine ( the owner) is very nice....More
Tortuga surf camp is a wonderful place to learn how to surf. I live in Northern California and have taken a surf lesson here and there but have never “learned” how to surf.
Tortuga’s program is top notch. Their focus on technique, posture, navigation, and...More
The surf camp exceeded our expectations and we had an awesome experience overall! My sister(California) and I(New York) came for the surf camp and stayed for 8-10 days, respectively. Mike and Celine are the owners of the surf school and Hotel Perico Azul, and we...More
Friendly, knowledgeable and most of all fun. They let you know what you are doing and why. There is no need to look any further, this is the place to learn the basics in a great environment. The Tortuga Surf School experience was/is the best...More
Mike, Freddy, Julian and the gang are amazing! Had me surfing good waves in 2 lessons. Super friendly, great coaches and always ready to help you learn. Awesome instruction and great people, very cool cats. Highly recommended!
-Denver and Cami
I had such a great experience and cannot recommend Tortuga surf camp and the hotel Perico Azul enough. I was supposed to stay only for one week, but I loved the atmosphere at the camp and at the hotel (thank you soooo much Celine!) so...More
Choose Tortuga Surf Camp! Beating all their competitors by far in a 2 hour, one on one lesson with super genuine instructors that care about your safety, meeting your goals, and keeping a smile on your face (I was smiling even as I was falling)....More
Wow. In short, Tortuga Surf School was above and beyond one of the best experiences in my life (and the fan favorite of our Costa Rica trip). Four straight days of surfing solidified the surfing bug, and I am already planning a trip back!
We had a large group of 8, ranging in ages 14-46. Michael and his team were excellent teachers! Taking care of teaching form, tides and currents, safety...all the while having fun! It was a wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend!!!
The quality of instruction at this camp rivals professional sports programs. Mike, the owner of this camp is a hell of a teacher and a motivator.
I came in with some surfing experience, but he was able to improve my performance in the ocean exponentially....More
This is the main information on our Surf lessons, and how you can complete your reservation, please take a look at it and let us know if you had any questions or would like to proceed with your reservation, we would be... More
This is the main information on our Surf lessons, and how you can complete your reservation, please take a look at it and let us know if you had any questions or would like to proceed with your reservation, we would be sending you the remaining request shortly after.
Our lessons are 2-hour long training blocks that are split into 3 different sections:
At this part of the lesson, the instructors will explain everything that has to
do with the relationship between your board, body and water. This will help you move
more efficiently and safely while working with your instructor, but also without him.
The water drills are basically an overview of your beach drills, but this time
applied to the water. This portion will help you to understand the relationship between
the beach drill exercises and the water.
Second Half or Lineup drills:
After a break, students will separate. On lineup, students
who are able to complete all 5 skills will be taken a little further out, while second half
students will remain on white water to solidify their defensive moves in order to be able
to go a little further out. Surfing is not really about riding, but about learning how to
actually make it out, and this has become one of our school's signature drills.
All lessons include a board rental, a rash guard and a surf instructor with a one to one
instructor/student ratio (that for safety or pricing reasons won't be modified). The cost is
$50 per participant.
We are a small family-operated business with a huge passion for our water life and its
knowledge. We have limited amounts of brackets which are determined by tides and
staff availability. Therefore, making a reservation in advance is very important to assure
you receive a spot on the camp's daily lineup.
In order to book your spot, we will need: names, ages, weight and height for all
participants, as well as a 50% deposit via Paypal. The remaining will be collected at the
beach station on the day of the lesson (cash only). In case of a no show or cancellation
without 48 hours notice, the deposit will be forfeited. If in any circumstance the water or
weather makes us cancel the lesson, the deposit will be reimbursed in full.
Also in order to generate any type of scheduling, we will need the previously mentioned
information along with your possible lesson dates, so that we can check tide charts and
determine which bracket would be best for the student.
At Tortuga Surf School & Camps, "operation safety" is first, second and third. Therefore,
scheduling is determined by the camps group of instructors, as well as the daily tide
charts. As we say here, "the tide rules the clock," so we will suggest the times we
consider the best and safest for the students, maximizing water safety and the student's
Our beach station is located on the south end of Jaco beach, right of Pastor Diaz Ave
and Hidalgo Street. You will need to follow Hidalgo Street until you hit the water, and
then turn left. You will then see our tents (with the Tortuga Surf School & Camps Logo),
beach chairs and red umbrellas. On the beach side of the Paloma Blanca resort.
We hope you find this information helpful, and if you require any information about our
services as a surf camp, our lodging options or even an airport transfer, please don't
hesitate in contacting us again for guidance. We are, after all, a camp and we do deal
with these topics on a daily basis!
Surf Camp Director
Tortuga Surf Camp