Learn to surf with the best surf legend in California.

Costa Rica ➝ Guanacaste ➝ Nosara

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Join Richard and his experienced staff for a week of immersive surfing in the tropical waters of Nosara, Costa Rica. Explore one of the world's Blue Zone areas, known for fostering longer and healthier lives among its residents.

Nosara offers the perfect setting for a surf and yoga retreat, with warm tropical waters, abundant sunshine, offshore winds, and consistent waves. The tranquil surroundings and proximity to some of the best surf spots make it an ideal destination. Embrace the Blue Zone lifestyle and rejuvenate your body and mind.

Richard's Surf School, established in 1978, operates year-round in Santa Cruz, California, along the breathtaking coastline of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Experience the thrill of surfing in the renowned World Surfing Reserve, where the instructors are not only passionate surfers but also experts in providing a successful learning experience.

Whether you're a first-timer or looking to fine-tune your skills, our surf lessons cover a comprehensive range of topics:
- Ocean awareness and safety
- Recognizing potential hazards
- Proper paddling and push-through techniques
- Correct stance and body mechanics
- Surfboard maneuvering

Surfing is not just a sport; it's a form of meditation, allowing you to be fully present and immersed in nature's splendor. The afterglow of each session brings tranquility, washing away anxieties and worries.

The Surf School caters to beginners and first-timers, ensuring a solid foundation in the "sport of kings." Additionally, experienced surfers seeking skill refinement or competition-level coaching will find their diverse team of world-class instructors ready to guide them to the next level.

- Weeklong retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica
- Warm and sunny weather with consistent waves
- Blue Zone experience for enhanced well-being
- Surf lessons led by expert instructors
- Tranquil moments of yoga to complement the surfing adventure