The Rooms and Resort

The Rooms and Resort

Surf Simply In The New York Times

Surf Simply In The New York Times

Surf Coaching Resort Availability

Surf Coaching Resort Availability

Online Shop Now Open

Online Shop Now Open

Surf Coaching Resort Prices

Surf Coaching Resort Prices

TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Reviews

How We Coach Surfing

How We Coach Surfing

What’s Included When You Stay With Us

What’s Included When You Stay With Us

The Surf Simply Podcast

The Surf Simply Podcast

Free Video Surf Tutorials

Free Video Surf Tutorials

Surf Simply Founder Speaks To Forbes

Surf Simply Founder Speaks To Forbes

Learning to Surf at Age 73

Learning to Surf at Age 73

Tree Of Knowledge (free download)

Tree Of Knowledge (free download)

Contact Us

Contact Us

Technical coaching, of a standard as high as any mainstream sport, is now available for surfing. Surf Simply’s one and two week, all inclusive courses in Nosara, Costa Rica, have changed the way surfing is taught.

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.

Tripadvisor

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

“Surf simply has a new resort which is incomparable.

The instruction is video based and the coaching is world class. Whether you are a rank beginner or well advanced, this is the place to take your surfing to a new level.

Beyond that, the food is healthy and personalized. You will receive body healing massage, time with new friends, stretching and surf specific classes on topics such as breath holding and reading the ocean. The staff is friendly and super attentive. The new resort has every amenity and comfort anyone could want.

This will be one of the best “active” vacations you will ever experience.

After five trips, I can’t wait to go back.”

B R | February 2019

“I spent another week at Surf Simply, this time at their new location. The attention to detail the owners put into the design of their resort is so impressive. From the comfortable rooms, to the dining area and the spacious areas to relax either by the pool or in the shade exceeded what I expected when I was given a tour of the place while it was under construction. Of course the surfing is the main reason I return. I am an intermediate surfer as I primarily just surf one week per year at Surf Simply. Each time I return home I feel like I make significant improvement thanks to fantastic coaching I receive each time I am out in the water. The food they provide the guests is gourmet. I feel like I am at 5 star restaurant at every meal.”

Shye E | Jan 2019

“Surf Simply is a thoroughly well thought out experience, and the most effective surf coaching I’ve ever had. The resort itself is beautiful, with its green power and efficient design capturing the spirit of the nature preserve it borders. The property is a short private-path walk to the beach, where the ocean bottom produces a variety of wave-types, suitable for learning most surf skills, beginner through expert. The rooms are modern and pretty, very clean and comfortable, with ceiling fans, AC, and balconies. The upstairs rooms even have skylights in the showers.

But those things are only the start of the experience. The common area is perfect for reading alone, checking into the world on WiFi, or being social – it’s big enough and laid out for any option. The music and surf videos are always on in the background and truly capture the heart and soul of traveling surfers. The food is world class – every meal except Wednesday’s is meticulously planned and prepared. The meals are delicious, primarily locally sourced (there is even a small garden onsite), and healthy. The common area refrigerators have all the soft drinks, wine, beer and coconuts you can drink. The pool and hot tub are big and clean and offer a view of the monkey bridge across the surrounding trees. The surfboard hut is every surfer’s dream, holding a hundred or so surfboards under a giant thatched roof.

Each day is active, with a pre-breakfast surf with a 2-1 or 1-1 student to coach ratio, a group lecture, a private dry-land coaching session with video review, a stretching session (possibly the most underrated part of any surfer’s training) and an afternoon surf lesson. Each guest also gets two massages a week, with the masseuse and the stretch instructor communicating to work on each person’s exact needs.

And the true joy of a life is in the personal connections one makes. With such a wonderful, intense experience, there is no option but to build friendships with the guests, the coaches, and everyone on staff. It almost seems as if Ru, Harry, Jesse and the team deliberately set the week up to foster those bonds. Saying goodbye is just a promise to your new extended surf family that you’ll meet them further on down the line.

The Surf Simply experience is simply amazing for any level surfer and for anyone who appreciates excellence in all things.”

Brian P | January 2019

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