Unlike conventional surf schools, this isn’t about standing up. At Surf Simply we identify the many specific skills behind the sport and then break down the mechanisms, making surfing accessible to everyone. Our team of 8 ISA and ILSF qualified coaches are surf geeks who work with just 12 guests each week, replacing ambiguous surf lingo with clear, concise, systemized coaching. We don’t teach you how to surf. We teach you how to teach yourself how to surf, or surf better through a combination of video feedback, theory lessons, and in-water coaching.

Simply buy your plane ticket and we take care of everything else. We will pick you up from the airport and bring you to our resort here in Nosara. We will have already asked you about your surfing experience and goals and your preferences regarding every detail of your trip from massages, stretch classes and food, to extra activities like stand up paddle boarding, zip lining or horseback riding. After your stay we’ll give you all your photos, video footage and even a bespoke film about your week with us. You will leave filled with enthusiasm and a solid understanding of the sport, having received the most enjoyable surf coaching available, at one of the world’s safest, most picturesque and consistent surf spots.You can check our availability here and email us to book your stay.


SurfSimply has a 5 star Tripadvisor traveller rating and is also rated #1 for Speciality lodging in Nosara.

“I have been surfing for many years and had hit a plateau with my surf skills. I spent way too much time researching surf schools around the world and Surf Simply seemed to be the consensus pick for the best place for surf coaching. The downside was the waiting list: they are typically booked 12-18 months in advance (by the way, I now understand why – half or more of the people there are returning guests). I tried a different surf school which turned out to be a total waste of time. So I waited my turn to get into Surf Simply and I couldn’t be more thrilled that I did.

Surf Simply is amazing in every way. The people, the setting, the coaches, the waves, the curriculum, the resort, the food, the massages, the stretch/yoga classes, …. everything. Regardless of your surfing level (from total beginner to working on more vertical surfing/snaps), this is the best surf coaching available. This is probably the closest experience to being a professional athlete that most of us will ever have.

I already have a 2nd visit booked for this year and am booking 2 more trips next year. If surfing is for you, this is your place.”

West_C0ast_Traveler wrote a review Feb 6

“I returned to Surf Simply the second week of 2021 after a year of no traveling due to the pandemic. I felt grateful to have the opportunity to spend another fun week at this amazing resort. The staff did an great job making the guest feel comfortable with the various restrictions they set in place. As the only time I surf is when I visit Surf Simply I always look forward to see how much I progress as a surfer. As always the coaching I received was so helpful and I definitely feel I made some improvements, even with the waves being bigger than usual. The food was delicious and the accommodations were comfortable in a relaxed setting.”

Shye E wrote a review Feb 5

“The best surf school on the planet. You’ll develop new imagination & new confidence in your surfing, while enjoying an incredible resort experience. Everything is executed at the highest level of quality—from the coaching to the food to the logistics management to the massages. Though expensive, you leave knowing you got more than your money’s worth.”

Bailey R wrote a review Feb 2

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