Dominical Waverider Surf School
Our surf school is owned by true surfers, former lifeguards that are passioned about what they do, the ocean and sharing the stoke of surfing. We are located beach front with an easy walk to take your surf lesson. We also drive to other surf spots and transportation is included along with surfboards, rashguards, fresh fruit and water. We cater lessons from beginners long to boarders to advanced short to boarders and all between. Private and group lessons available, ration is 3:1 max per instructor.
- Kids Surf
- Beginner Surf
- Intermediate Surf
- Advanced Surf
- Private Surf
- Getting There
- Due to changing tides exact surf lesson start times are not decided until the week of your lesson.
- After you book we will contact you the week of your lesson to tell you your lessons start time.
Our kids surf lessons are always one-on-one for kids from 4-11 years. The instructors are next to the kids at all times to make them comfortable in the water and to quickly assist them. Kids surf lessons are 2 hours long, scheduled around the tide, includes the surfboards, rashguards, fresh fruits and water. We guarantee they'll stand up in no time while having fun and mostly important be safe!
We start on the beach with a 15-30 min speech about ocean knowledge, safety, surfboard anatomy and teach the proper mechanics to "pop up" to your feet on a surfboard. You will enter the water no deeper than waist high where they will be pushed in and surfing the waves in the white water. The surf lessons are 2 hours long, includes the surfboards, rashguards, fresh fruit and water, ration 3:1 max.
You will learn how to paddle out beyond the break, how to sit on your board, choose the waves, spin your board and catch the green waves popping up to your feet and riding the face of the wave. You will also learn how to turn your surfboard under the face of the wave ( Turtle-Roll ) and how to dismount safely. Lessons are 2 hr long, includes all equipment, fruit and water, 3:1 ratio.
We meet at our office or pick you up at your hotel in Dominical. We will be surfing the best spot according to the swell and surf conditions at the time. We will work on improve your skills and also specific maneuvers like bottom turns, top turns, cutbacks, floaters or re-entries. The session is 2.5 hours long and include photos analyzes, including free download of your surf pics.
A private surf lesson offers you the chance to learn to surf or improve your skills on your own pace. You will receive constant and undivided attention of our professional surf coach and lifeguard throughout of the session, using our high quality equipment. Session is 2 hours long, includes de surfboard, rashguards, fresh fruit, water and transportation from Dominical, if we surf another beach.
Our goal is to help you get the best out of your surfing time in Dominical, take you to surf the best local surf spot for the swell or where is the right place to paddle out. Our coaches will be with you at all times to give you valuable tips about all the best the surfing spot. Surf tours are 3 hours long, includes transportation from Dominical, fresh fruit and water. Does not include surfboards.
Prices from 01 January to 31 December
|Prices per person||1 Day||2 Days||3 Days||4 Days||5 Days|
|Kids Surf Lessons||USD$60||USD$120||USD$165||USD$220||USD$250|
|Beginner Surf Lessons||USD$60||USD$120||USD$165||USD$220||USD$250|
|Intermediate Surf Lessons||USD$60||USD$120||USD$165||USD$220||USD$250|
|Advanced Surf Lessons||USD$60||USD$120||USD$165||USD$220||USD$250|
|Private Surf Lessons
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- We pick you up from a central meeting point and take you to the beach
Surf conditions in Central Pacific - Dominical, Hermosa & Jaco:
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The bigger swell season in the Central Pacific area is from May to November with waves consistently from 2-6 feet, sometimes bigger. Costa Rica's summer months & dry season is from December to April. Waves tend to be really fun clean 3-4 foot.
The main beach in this surf town is a long 3 km beach break good for beginners and intermediates with many different peaks. If the swell gets above head high it tends to close out. South of the bay is Roca Loca, a right reef break that can hold up 10 feet at times.
Further south is Hermosa beach. It has a really good vibe to hang out, meet people and get in the water every day. It is a 7km long dark sandy beach breaks that works best on high tide. If you want to escape the crowd head further south. The beach packs a punch and when it's bigger it will rip those board shorts right off you and challenge even the best surfer.
Further along the coast you will find Esterillos about 10k south of Hermosa. Another fun beach break that is a swell magnet and if your looking for an uncrowded wave, take a walk down the beach and pick a peak.
Still heading south you will find other spots include Seco, Bejuco and Playa Espadilla, a great beginners surf beach in the popular surf town of Manuel Antonio.
Less crowded than other surf towns in Costa Rica. Dominical is a much longer trek from San José so it does not tend to get the same amount of surfers that Jaco has. Dominical is a wave magnet and has been called the most consistent surf spot in Costa Rica. The towns main break, Playa Dominical works best on Mid to high tide as at low tide it can be just a shore dump. It tends to be a better spot for Advanced, intermediates as it can get powerful.
2km south is Dominicalito, a beachbreak that is great for beginners. Further on 1 km is The point, with rides of up to 250 meters! There are many more breaks to be discovered, and teh further on south you go the emptier the breaks.
Come surf Jaco, Dominical & Central Pacific Costa Rica with us....
- A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
- Your balance is due when you arrive at the beach.
- To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
- Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
What happens if the surf school cancel the Surf Lessons?
In the rare occasion that conditions do not allow for the surf lesson to go ahead you will be given a full refund.
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