Uvita Surf Lessons

Private or group surf lessons, surf clinics, and body surfing lessons to awaken your inner surfer while learning about the environment, engaging with the community, and having lots of fun!

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What Guests Have to Say

Exactly what we wanted. We ended up booking three different sessions over a couple weeks with Travis and his team. Big kids. Little kids. Adults. They were so thorough and patient and got us in the water quickly and all the kids up and surfing almost immediately. Everyone had an amazing time!


I LOVE BODHI! I should start by saying that literally every single experience with Bodhi has been incredible. Every instructor and leader at Bodhi is extremely friendly, responsible, and goes above and beyond to ensure the happiness and safety of their participants. At the surf lessons, Spencer and Luis were both incredible instructors. I did a week of classes with these two and I have nothing but positive things to say. Spencer and Luis are both expert surfers with a true gift for teaching.

Connor C

I can surf! As someone who has never been super comfortable in the ocean, I felt apprehensive about learning how to surf. Bodhi's week long curriculum is put together so well, with each day building on the skills from the previous day. I have taken surf lessons where instructors merely push you into waves, but this week was so much more than that! I am walking away with the confidence to now rent a board at any beach and apply the skills that I learned with Bodhi. The instructors well all helpful, patient and caring. Thank you Bodhi for helping me find my confidence and learn how to surf!

Ellen M

Yes - you should book with Bodhi! Yes they taught us to surf, but we learned about the history and wildlife in the National Park, the state of recycling in Costa Rica, and how to respect and give back to the ocean that gave us so much in our 10 days in Costa Rica. I can only imagine what the experience would be like if you spent a week with them and the Bodhi team. My wife, and two girls ages 7 and 9 had been looking forward to Costa Rica for 5 months. Travis and Luis did not disappoint- they were great guides, educators and coaches- we all got up by the end of our lesson. If you are thinking about the southern coast for a holiday, definitely think about Bodhi.

Gordon G

Body Surfing Clinic is a MUST While staying at Bodhi Surf, we had one free day as a break from the surfing and yoga. However, we were fortunate to spend a few hours out in the ocean learning to body surf! The instructors take safety first and are truly passionate about both teaching and surfing, so you know you're in good hands. This experience complemented the surfing perfectly because it allowed me to better understand how to use my body in the water and the mechanics of the waves. Catching a wave using your body is both exhilarating and freeing. I'm not sure when I'll be able to surf next, but I can't wait to body surf next time I'm in the ocean. So happy I did the clinic!

Kristin G

Body Surfing like you have never experienced! I was lucky enough to experience a Body Surfing lesson with Hannah and Spencer at Bodhi and I thought I knew how to body surf until they showed me the proper technique! It was so AMAZING catching the first wave! I actually screamed because I was PART of the wave! Quite different from anything else I ever experienced! They are incredible teachers!

Terry W


Learn to Surf at Uvita, Osa, Costa Rica

Group Surf Lessons

$65.00 per person

Group lessons are great for families, groups of friends, and couples who only have a few hours to dedicate to surfing during their vacation. Our classes have a 7:1 student to instructor ratio and we focus on learning to surf in a safe environment. Even for those who are traveling alone, group surf lessons can provide a great opportunity to meet other travelers/future surfistas – please note that we require a minimum of two people for a group lesson.

2-Day Surf Clinic

$150.00 per person

The 2-Day Surf Clinic consists of six hours of surf instruction over the course of two days. In these two sessions we cover all the basic theory and explain and demonstrate the techniques necessary to get you surfing and keep you safe in the process. We maintain a 7:1 student to instructor ratio to ensure that each of our students obtains the attention and instruction they require. The two day surf clinic is ideal for students that wish to have ample time in the water putting the theory into practice. Both lessons take place at Playa Colonia inside the Marino Ballena National Park. Please note that we require a minimum of two people for a 2-day surf clinic.

Group Bodysurf Lesson

From $65.00

The Group Bodysurf Lesson is a great way to gain confidence and awareness in the ocean by learning how to swim through the impact zone and surf waves in the simplest way possible — without a surfboard. Over the course of this two-hour lesson, you will learn essential ocean knowledge, including how to avoid potential hazards such as surfers, rip currents, stingrays and other marine life. Participants will also learn how to identify a safe zone to enter the ocean, how to swim out through and dive under waves in the impact zone, and how to ride waves back to shore using nothing more than your body. 

2-Day Wave Sliding Clinic

From $150.00

The 2-Day Wave Sliding Clinic combines bodysurfing and surfing to allow you to gain confidence and be successful in the ocean. This 6-hour course is delivered in two days. On day one, you learn how to surf in the simplest way possible, with your body. On day two, you apply your ocean confidence and bodysurf techniques to surfing with a board. The 2-Day Wave Sliding Clinic is an ideal choice for students who wish to have more time to get comfortable in the ocean and gain a holistic wave riding experience. Please note that we require a minimum of two people for a 2-Day Wave Sliding Clinic.


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