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.


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

“I was able to attend Surf Simply 7 years ago and easily gave it 5 stars back then. So when it came time to organize my brother’s 40th I did not hesitate to return. (6 of us) I was not disappointed. The learning was as spectacular as I remember and with the addition of new technology it was elevated to new heights. The new location is breathtaking. You can see that the owner operators took the time to plan their new facility with attention to every detail. I cannot say enough about the entire staff. Friendly, welcoming and always eager to go the extra mile. The food was also an amazing experience. Always fresh and full of flavours. Hats off to the kitchen staff. I cannot wait to go back ;)”

Eric Q wrote a review Jan 2020

“My husband and I cannot recommend Surf Simply highly enough. Everything about the resort, from the rooms, common areas, (delicious and bountiful) food, board selection, stretch classes, massages, amenities and laundry service to, of course, the surf sessions and theory lessons, is brilliantly designed to make sure guests are able to maximize their week(s) of intensive surf coaching. Our coach, Derek, was incredibly knowledgeable and attentive, in addition to being an all-around great human being. We both saw substantial progress during our week at Surf Simply and came home itching to keep practicing our new skills. Can’t wait to go back.”

Jules P. wrote a review Feb 2020

“The folks at Surf Simply are the consummate hospitality professionals. Every detail is thought-out; every aspect of your stay has been planned. You are free to focus on one thing and one thing only: surfing. From coaching, to massage and stretching sessions, to board selection, to amazing meals to keep you fueled, it’s all been covered. Now, if only the wait list to return wasn’t so long…”

JarLaur wrote a review Feb 2020

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