A pleasure to introduce myself, my name is

Jessica González

I am a 26 year old Venezuelan girl and currently work with Avellanas Surf School mainly as the official photographer of the school.

In my country, Venezuela, from a very young age I noticed that I had a great passion for photography so at the age of 15 I obtained my first canon camera and there began my training as a photographer, my main motivations being nature and landscaping photography. Even though I grew up in the city of Caracas I always dreamed of one day moving to the beach, and it wasn’t until I was 18 that I tried surfing for the first time that I decided that really was that lifestyle what I wanted for myself. So I set myself a goal, to finish my degree in Tourism Business Administration and move to Costa Rica.

So in 2020 I made the most radical change of my life, I took my bags and my surfboard and I came to Costa Rica, especially Guanacaste, at first with the idea of living in Tamarindo Beach, but before settling there I met Playa Avellanas and Playa Negra, two years have passed and I have not left here how much I loved, this place caught me completely, in a good way clearly.

Needless to say, since I arrived I met the guys from Avellanas Surf School they gave me all their support and friendship, giving me work as the photographer of the school, capturing the best moments of the clients in their surfing lessons, and also Mauricio Ortega, the founder of the school, has helped me improve my surfing in an incredible way.

Costa Rica is a country full of beautiful landscapes, the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen, very friendly local people and waves with amazing conditions for surfers of all levels. Photographing people at their best moments on the water is my job and one of my favorite things to do since I live in this Paradise of Guanacaste. I hope at some point to meet the people who are reading this and together with the Avellanas Surf School Team, create unique and unparalleled moments and memories on your trip to Playa Avellanas. Pura vida, Jessica.

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A surf trip to one of the best beaches in Costa Rica

Surfing Playa Avellanas

Are you considering taking a surf trip to one of the best surf spot places in Costa Rica and you are not sure where yet?

Then, let us show you a little bit about Avellanas Beach.

It is located on the North Pacific Coast of Guanacaste Providence.

Playa Avellanas Lola’s beachfront bar & restaurant, Avellanas Surf School Camp, and has its base in the famous Lola’s beachfront bar & restaurant. A chill-out place where locals meet.

We are the only school in this area that has been guiding and teaching to surf these seven different surf breaks for more than 20 years.

It is also the same beach where the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa and Hacienda Pinilla Homes.

Surf Lessons for children

Coming to Costa Rica with kids?

Undoubtedly, your children will enjoy learning to surf during their vacations on perfect small waves and the best conditions for them in Playa Avellanas.

As a matter of fact, the beach offers the best 7 different surf spots around the area altogether ideally for beginners with gentle waves. Without a doubt, perfect for kids.

What does the lesson include?

Take into consideration that the minimum age is 6 years old, considering 17 years old the maximum in this type of lesson.

✔️ A total of 1 hour and 30 minutes of coaching in a fun way: 20 minutes learning and practicing the technique on the sand, stretching and emphasizing safety tips and the rest of the time on the water.

✔️ Sof-tops in excellent conditions.

✔️ Comfortable, customized rash-guards.

✔️ A private instructor for children between 6 and 8 years of age. Between the 9 and 17 years old, two kids share one surf instructor.

$65 per person
(IVA included)

Usually, the conditions are perfect. Mid tide coming in is the most recommendable to start the lessons. Anyhow, we make sure they take as many waves as possible.

* Please consider that surf lesson times are set according to tides and wind conditions. For your safety, please be flexible in rescheduling if needed.

Group Surf Lessons for Adults

Private Surf Lessons
There is always a first time for surfing!

This is an enjoyable lesson in Playa Avelanas for those adults (18+) who enjoy learning in the company of others.

Go for it, conquer your fears, your doubts, and live. Experience the rush and the adrenaline that will revitalize your body and mind.

We will guide you to face and overcome anything. You are in good hands!

What the lesson includes

✔️ A total of 90 minutes of instructing: 20 minutes learning technique on the sand, stretching and receiving safety tips and the rest of the time applying what learned on the water and taking as may waves possible.

✔️ Friendly attention and personalized instruction according to your level of surfing.

✔️ Custom-designed beginner surfboards in excellent conditions.

✔️ Comfortable lycra shirt to avoid rashes in the abdominal area.

✔️ One surf instructor for 3 people.

✔️ Safety is our priority with all staff trained in Ocean Rescue & 1st Aid.

$55 per person
(IVA included)

* Please consider that surf lesson times are set according to tides and wind conditions. For your safety, please be flexible in rescheduling if needed.

Semi - Private Surf Lessons

Have the most fun experience as a couple or with your friends by surfing together!

There is nothing that can explain the empowering feeling that comes by taking surf lessons with another person.

The commitment and achievement standard grows to a higher level.

It includes:

✔️ A total of 1 hour and 30 minutes of coaching in a fun way: 20 minutes learning and practicing the technique on the sand, stretching and emphasizing safety tips and the rest of the time on the water.

✔️ Sof-tops in excellent conditions.

✔️ Comfortable, customized rash-guards.

✔️ A surf instructor for the two surfers.

$65 per person
(IVA included)

* Please consider that surf lesson times are set according to tides and wind conditions. For your safety, please be flexible in rescheduling if needed.

Private Surf Lessons

One to one with a private surf instructor

This type of surfing lesson is ideal for you who would like more personal attention. Get the most out of your surf coach’s knowledge and improve your surf skills.

It is open for beginners and intermediate surfers. Also, for the more advanced ones who want a guide to surf different breaks in the area.

It includes:

✔️ A total of 90 minutes of coaching: the first 20 minutes learning and practicing the technique on the sand, stretching and safety tips and the rest of the time on the water taking the most waves you can (except for the advanced surfers). 

✔️ Individual attention and personal training.

✔️ Soft-tops boards in excellent conditions for the beginners and shorter high-performance hardtops for the intermediate and advanced ones.

✔️ Comfortable rash-guards.

✔️ A personal surf instructor.

$75 per person
(IVA included)

* Please consider that surf lesson times are set according to tides and wind conditions. For your safety, please be flexible in rescheduling if needed.