About Surfing Costa Rica

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How we got into teaching surf lessons and hosting Costa Rica surf camps and yoga retreats in Santa Teresa.

Hola, my name is Cesar Cespedes. I am the founder of Surfing Costa Rica Pura Vida. I was born in Costa Rica, and grew up in my parent’s house right on the beach. I worked with different surf camps in Costa Rica and taught surf lessons since my youth. Professionally, I am a certified instructor, and I’m also certified in water rescue. In my personal life, I have been surfing for 17 years, and also enjoy skating, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, fishing, camping, horseback riding, and hiking. I am also the youngest of eight children; six boys and two girls. Although, I have many interests, my passion is teaching people from different parts of the world how to surf. In fact, I have been doing this for a little over a decade.

Teaching People to Surf

I first began teaching people to surf in Tamarindo at well known Costa Rica surf camp. I worked in Tamarindo for a few years before I moved to Santa Teresa where I have been the last couple of years. Having spent time in other beach communities on the Nicoya Peninsula like Tamarindo and Nosara, I feel that Santa Teresa has the very best waves for those learning how to surf. Better yet, the Santa Teresa area has a really good vibe to it overall.

If you are learning to surf, consider Costa Rica. Here, you will enjoy a laid back country that has perfect waves and a great place to meet other people. Adding to exciting waves is beautiful nature, gorgeous rivers, and some of the most beautiful beaches you could ever lay your eyes on.

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The only thing I love more than Costa Rica itself is the feeling I get when I help someone learn to love to surf as much as I do. For instance, when someone finally gets the hang of it and gives me a big toothy grin, it’s a priceless memory that reminds me why I do what I do.


Please feel free to Contact us if you are planning a yoga retreat or would like to find out more information about our surf camps or surf lessons and how we can help with your Costa Rica vacation.

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