Surf Guiding

Driving through the Nosara river on the way surfing

Surf Guiding Options

With an experienced surf guide by your side, not only will you surf the best breaks at the best times, but you’ll also have access to secret spots through local knowledge.

Surf guiding can also be combined with private surf coaching to make the most of the great surf in the area.  As with our private coaching sessions, a professional photographer/videographer can be hired on request to capture your surf guiding experience. All trips are surf dependent.

Guanacaste Peninsula Trips

Many surf spots are only accessibly by 4×4 so they tend to be uncrowded.  As with our private coaching sessions, our surf guiding trips are completely flexible.  We will advise the best times to hit the best spots, but we can go wherever, and whenever, you want (we can also surf a few spots in a day).  When it is time to refuel we can stop at one of several great local or beachside restaurants and cafes.  Guanacaste Peninsula trips can be booked as full or half-day adventures and we can leave as early in the morning as you like.

Surfing on the Guanacaste peninsula

Witches Rock & Ollies Point Trips

The Costa Rican surf was captured in the classic surf movie “Endless Summer 2″ with perfect, fun sized waves in tropical surroundings.  Because of this, many surfers want to experience the main surf spots from the film, Witches Rock and Ollie’s point.  Witches Rock is a world-class “sucky” beach-break and Ollie’s is a long mellow right hand point break.  Located in the remote Santa Rosa National Park, which has very poor road access (think mosquitoes, mud and serious problems if you break down), these breaks are best accessed by boat.  We will drive you up to Playa Del Coco at dawn to catch a boat to the surf and spend the day catching great waves. As with all our surf guiding trips, you will have a qualified and experienced surf guide with you at all times. This trip can be done as a day trip (with a very early start) or as an overnight trip dependent on your preferences.

Luxury Options

Experience a surf guiding trip in true style on the “Angels Way”; a 50-foot Fairline Targa Gran Tursimo. The ultimate luxury surf vehicle, this 3 berth 50-foot speedboat can be booked privately so you can get to the waves faster than anyone and in amazing comfort. This boat can do hotel pick-ups from the 4 Seasons and other hotels with boat access in the Papagayo area. We can also drive you to a suitable pick up spot if required (from Nosara). We can do guided surf trips to Ollie’s and Witches Rock with the option of an onboard overnight (or longer) stay to get the best out of the conditions.  Due to the speed and range of this boat we could even go for a quick surf in Nicaragua!!  The “Angels Way” is extremely comfortable and well suited for your traveling companions that prefer cocktails and relaxing.  The ‘Angels Way’ is also available for fishing and sunset cruises on request.

We also have a great relationship with a charter plane company which enables us to fly the length and breadth of Costa Rica and surrounding countries.  This gets us to the best surf in minutes rather than hours.  Its also a great opportunity to appreciate Central America from above.

Strike Missions

From May to August Central America gets good quality, long period south and southwest swells that can light up the whole Pacific coastline. However, for all the amazing surf this can create it can also max out a lot of spots. Or the local winds can ruin what would be a perfect swell. Guarantee that you score quality surf by being flexible.

After several successful trips in the last few years of this concept we are now offering a Coaching and Guiding service across Central America, chasing the best possible conditions.

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Surf and Fishing Trips

Combine a surf trip with some excellent fishing.  The nutrient rich waters of the pacific coast of Costa Rica are home to some fantastic fighting fish.  Between November and August huge Wahoo, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Marlin, and Striped Marlin are regularly caught.  Get on the water early and motor to some quality waves as you trawl for fish.  Find some great uncrowded waves only accessibly by boat and spend the morning in the surf.  Then enjoy an afternoon fishing with a cold beverage or 3.  Purely surf or fishing trips are also available on request.

Nosara Area Boat Trips

There are some great offshore reefs and points in the Nosara area that are only accessible by boat.  You can also access some great beach-breaks to the south far more quickly by sea.  If you have never surfed from a boat it is great experience and this is a good first time to try it in a safe environment.


Pavones is one of the longest left point breaks in the world.  When the right elements come together a fantastic 400m left comes to life! This is not the only gem in the area though, there are several other world-class waves in this region.  Pavones is down by the Panamanian border so there are 2 ways of getting there, overland or by plane. This is best as a 2 or 3-day trip as it is a long way to travel for a single surf.  We can arrange accommodation for you if required.


Be it a fun little sand bottomed point or barreling reef break, we will not only get you there but make sure you make the most of the experience.

We like to think of it as surf trip enhancement. Go to the locations you’ve always dreamed of with all of the surf stress taken away. Surf with a coach/guide by your side and benefit from video coaching. This way you can really work on improving your surfing and are able get the best out of any trip.

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