Spanish & Surf Programs In Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is today recognized as one of the premier places in the world to go surfing. The area around Tamarindo, is one of the most popular areas to go surfing in Costa Rica. What is nice about this region of Costa Rica is that there beaches to go to for surfers of all skill levels.

The Tamarindo Spanish School offers a great Spanish & Surf Program. Monday through Friday you will participate in the Standard Group Spanish Classes with 4 Lessons per day. Classes can be in the mornings or afternoons depending on surf conditions AND how the school schedules classes. During the weekdays and on weekends you will have a chance to both take surfing lessons and have the opportunity to surf some of the best areas of Costa Rica!

Our Beginner Spanish and Surf program runs for 2 weeks. During this two week stretch you will receive 4 hours of surfing instruction PLUS have a board to utilize throughout the entire two weeks. You will also have a video analysis session, surf seminars, an oceanography lesson, and a surf trip to one of the nearby beaches. This program is extremely popular.

The Tamarindo Spanish School makes use of some of the best surf instructors in the area for our in-house Surf program.

Our Intermediate/ Advanced Spanish and Surf program in Tamarindo runs for 2 weeks as well and includes 6 surf trips or 4 surf lessons, board rental for the enitre 2 weeks, 2 video analysis sessions in class with surf theory, and surf seminars.

Our Spanish and Surf program provides some of the most current surf board designs.

Below you will find a full listing of surf board options.

Short Surf Boards

7’0 x 21 x 2.75 Channel Islands “M-13”, Surftech, rounded pin tail
6’6 x 20.5 x 2.75 McTavish “Carver” Surftech, round tail
6’6 x 18.75 x 2.28 Town and Country, rounded pin tail
6’4 x 18.15 x 2.25 DHD
6’3 x 19 x 2.25 JC “Flying Pig” squash tail
6’3 x 19 x 2.25 squash tail
6’2 x 18.75 x 2.30 Firewire, round tail
6’1 x 19.125 x 2.5 Stretch “F-4”, Surftech, quad fin, bat tail
6’0 x 21.125 x 2.5 Joel Tudor “Good Karma”, Surftech single fin, rounded pin tail
6’0 rounded pin
5’10 x 20 x 2.5 M10 “Hogfish”, Surftech, fish tail
5’8 x 20.75 x 2.5 Randy French “Soul Fish”, wooden Surftech, twin fin, fish tail


3 – 9’6 KT Southpoint round tail
9’5 McTavish Surftech squash tail
2 – 9’2 Surf Betty squash tail
9’0 x 21.75 x 3 Robert August “Saber”, Surftech, Diamond tail
2- 8’7 Surf Series rounded pin tail
4 – 8’6 NSP squash tail
1 – 8’6 Premier round tail
6 – 8’4 KT Southpoint round tail

Fun Boards

7’10 NSP
7’8 KT Southpoint Diamond tail
7’6 NSP
2- 7’6 Premiers
7’4 Premier

Soft Tops

2 – 7’8 Premier
7’2 Premier

Boogie Boards

5 – Wave Rebel “Malaga”
4 – swim fins