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Topic: Where should beginners surf?

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Where should beginners surf?

« on: December 01 2005 19:12:00 »

I have always wanted to learn how to surf so my friend and I are were thinking about going to a surfing school for a week.  Do you think this is a waste of time?  We have been looking at the Safari Surfing School in Nosara.  The all inclusive package if $2,500 (includes airfares to San Jose, airfare from San Jose to Nosara, two surfing lessons per day for a week, accomodation, breakfast and dinner, and other extra stuff.)  Do you think this is worth the money?  Also, does Nosara have beautiful beaches?  Clear water?  Tropical?  Any other suggestions as far as beautiful beaches?  What about surfing on the Carribean coast?  Is it better than surfing on the Pacific coast?  Is the water on the Carribean coast prettier?  I need suggestions!  Where should we go?!


Eric Champoux

RE: Where should beginners surf?

« Reply #1 on: December 01 2005 22:12:00 »

you should definetly calculate
airfare 400
airfare to nosara 120
surflessons 420 board included (very generous---by a board)
accomodation 210
breakfast 30
lunches 50
approx 1300 $ !!!
what would you do with the extra 1200 $ get a longboard an another week in dominical !!!

Nosara is beautiful and perfect for surfing. there is a ton of surfing spots on the pacific , why not get a rental car and visit them definitely have a great budget.

see ya in CR



RE: Where should beginners surf?

« Reply #2 on: December 02 2005 01:12:00 »

I dont agree with the flight from SJ to nosara.  All you need to do is rent a car and drive to the coast.  There are also plenty of great spots for beginners around that area as well.  In San Jose just pick up a road map and do it up,,,,,kind of makes it more of an adventure as well.




RE: Where should beginners surf?

« Reply #3 on: January 01 2006 19:01:00 »

I've been to Nosara, and its perfectly great for beginners... my dad traveled along with my brother and me, and had an absolute blast surfing the small stuff.  I personally would have loved for him to take up the surf school in Nosara.  Sounds like a deal.  The water is fairly clear, and the weather is good, though the roads can truly be a real buger if you go in the rainy season.  If you were looking to save some money, then I would fly to Liberia, a smaller airport which is only about an hour and a half from Nosara compared to fighting the terrible traffic of San Jose, but hey, thats just me.  Hope you enjoy the trip and love surfing.



RE: Where should beginners surf?

« Reply #4 on: January 18 2006 22:01:00 »

$2500!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! are you crazy!!!! i live here , my friend i´m sorry to tell you but is a scam..!!! at least i see it veryyyyy expensive and  is a week!!!!!!



RE: Where should beginners surf?

« Reply #5 on: January 25 2006 14:01:00 »

I am going to Costa in May for a month and a half and I am only going to spend half of that amount. If the instructors are Hamilton or Slater then I would do it for that price, but probabaly not......

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