Enjoy a private 2-hour surfing lesson in Santa Teresa. Suitable for beginner and intermediate surfers, your professional instructor will encourage you as you enjoy surfing from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
What to Expect
Enjoy a fantastic surfing experience in Santa Teresa – suitable for both beginner and intermediate surfers. If you have never surfed before, you can get the guidance and confidence to make your first lesson successful and fun. For those of you who are looking to improve your skills and maybe try a wave you wouldn't try on your own, you can head out with the instructors and be given some pointers on taking your surging to the next level.
For the beginner surfer, you will be escorted to the beach by your instructor, where you will start your lesson with a thorough overview of the surf conditions for the day and what to expect during your lesson. After finding the perfect spot, you will lay your board to the side and change your focus to "prepping" to get into the water.
Safety is of utmost importance while surfing and the instructors take the time to explain proper surf etiquette as well as the current surf conditions and how best to remain safe while in the water. Although they will be with you in the water, they teach you the right way to fall, and where to keep the surfboard in relation to your body while in the water.
Next it is time to practice "pop-ups". After a few tries, you will be critiqued and corrected on your form to help you be more successful once you head into the warm Pacific waters. Once you master the "pop-up" it is time to head into the water. As you ease out into gently sloping, sandy bottomed beach, you will be guided by your instructor and assisted to your board. As a wave comes in, you will be cheered on to paddle your heart out and "feel" the wave under your board, at that time, you will know when it's time to put all that practice into place and pop up!
For those of you who have surfed before, feel comfortable in the water, and are looking to improve your skills beyond the "white-water" – look no further, the crew will get you surfing those green waves before you know it. The instructors will evaluate your skills and to make sure which beach is the best one for you and when you're ready, they will take you there.
There are several options in the area and the instructors enjoy nothing more than going to the beach with the best breaks. Once there, they will take you out into the water, perhaps on their own board by your side giving you pointers along the way, show you the proper technique for "duck-diving", and finally paddle out past the break and ride a wave like you've never done before! The instructors know the area better than any around – they know the ins and the outs of the best breaks and most of all, they love teaching you to become the surfer you've always longed to be.
What's Not Included
- Rash guard (recommended but not required)
Know Before You Go
Please wear sunscreen and plenty of it - the sun is intense here. We are happy to help arrange transportation, however, you will be responsible for the cost.