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 had a fantastic week at surf simply. This is a well run business that hires some of the best coaches available. Everything about surf simply is 5 star from the coaches, to the chefs, and to the other staff. You will be hard pressed to find a better surfing instruction school.”

Curtis M wrote a review Sep 2022

“After an 8 year absence, I returned for my third visit to Surf Simply. This was my first experience at the “new” Surf Simply location, and it did not disappoint. The accommodations are incredible, and the overall experience at Surf Simply continues to be defined as “relentless consistency”. The coaching continues to be fantastic, the food is phenomenal, the stretch classes and messages were outstanding, the location is perfect and the videographers/photographers help to capture your experience here for you to re-live as often as you like. The entire staff including the cooks, mixologist, servers, maintenance staff, stretch instructor, masseuse, behind the scenes logistic staff, and the coaches clearly behave like a family, and all 12 guest each week feel like they have been adopted as new family members. I will state without hesitation that Surf Simply sets the standard for what a surf/sport vacation should be, as the coaching and video review provides you with skills that will rapidly accelerate your surfing ability. If you are interested in learning to surf or wish to rapidly improve your surfing in an environment where the only thing you have to worry about is surfing, where everything is taken care of for you, where the food and accommodations are incredible, and you return from your trip with fantastic memories, improved surfing skills and video/pictures to prove it, Surf Simply should be your first choice!!”

Paul326 wrote a review Sep 2022

“If you want to elevate your surfing in an elevated environment, this is the place. Surf Simply thought of everything from the positive, supportive, and knowledgeable coaches right down to supplying a bottomless amount of sunscreen. (Seriously, you’re gonna need it.) To actually see video of yourself surfing in the theory sessions with your coach makes all the difference in the world. You’ll be humbled for sure, but also inspired and then armed with techniques and strategies to do better next time. My coach Teale was awesome at pointing out the little adjustments to make big progress. It was amazing to see what a difference it made from day to day. It is such a fun, immersive week where you get to meet a bunch of like-minded strangers who share your goal of becoming better surfers. And we all did. The staff was so lovely and friendly, the massages were well earned, the food was amazing, and the day off on Wednesday was perfectly planned. I really can’t say enough about this experience. I wish I had done it sooner so I’d be an even better surfer now. Surf Simply is, simply put, the best.”

Jay M wrote a review Jun 2022

Read reviews on TripAdvisor