Why Private Surf Coaching?

Olympic athletes, golfers, football players, baseball players and even little league players have a coach. Actors, singers and dancers also have coaches/trainers. Corporate executives have career counsellors and business coaches/mentors to help them succeed. You can get financial counselling, marriage counselling....and even dating coaches!  The surf world has recently embraced coaching too and most of the top professional surfers now have their own coach, even John John!

Why should I chose private coaching over a surf school or surf camp?

Avoid the crowds of a large group and learn at your own pace without getting left behind having or waiting for others to catch up.  Most surf camps have one coach for every 5-20 surfers, but with private coaching, the focus is 100% on you and your progression. Perfect for surfers with busy lifestyles, private coaching provides intensive coaching to maximize your learning curve. 

Where can I stay?

This part is up to you, but we can help advise you on the best options available.  One of the real benefits of not being at a surf camp is you can decide to stay wherever you like; be it backpackers, boutique hotel or gorgeous vacation rental with a private chef. We will pick you up and drop you off to your accommodation before and after sessions so you don't have to worry about transport.

How long are the surf sessions?

Each coaching session is 2.5 hours long. With 2 hours spent in-water and 30 mins dedicated to video analysis. This is flexible though - if we have a day with great conditions we will spend more time in the water and make up theory at a time when the conditions are not so good. You can also book a second surf for an additional cost. 

How many people will be surfing with me?

We specialize in private coaching so if you want it to be just you, it will be just you. We will never put you with strangers or surfers of a different ability. If you’re coming to Costa Rica on your own, then you will book your private coaching for one. If you’re coming with a friend or two, then you can pay an additional fee and share your coaching sessions with a friend. Surfers must be at the same surfing level to share a coaching session.

What's included with my lesson?

You will have an experienced and fully qualified private coach, a ride to and from the beach or reef break, 2 hour of in-water coaching, and 30 minutes of video analysis. All customized lessons are tailored to your specific needs. 

How much does private coaching cost per session?

Coaching is priced per person and is depend on whether your private lessons are one-on-one or with a couple of your friends. Please contact us for a quote.

How much do Strike Missions and Worldwide coaching sessions cost?

We charge a flat rate daily fee for Strike Missions and Worldwide coaching. This fee includes 3-5 hours of in-water coaching and video analysis. All other fees are paid by the client, including: flights, boats, taxis, car rental, hotel and food.   Please contact us for a quote.

How do I book?

Contact us to request a quote and we’ll take it from there.  50% of the booking cost is required to reserve and the remainder of the cost can be paid in person or after you sessions are completed. 

What days are you open?

We coach all year round, but certain locations are better during certain months. Nosara, Costa Rica is best in November-April, Maldives is best April-October, Peru is best March-August, Europe is best in September and October, Fiji is best March to May and August to October and Indonesia is good all year long.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

Your payment will be fully refunded if you advise us a minimum of 30 days before your coaching sessions are due to begin. If you cancel with less than 30 days notice we will keep your deposit unless we can find someone to take your place - if we fill your spot, we will refund you in full. 

Are there any special requirements to learn to surf?

Surfing is done in the water (yep, really), so you must be a confident swimmer and able to tread water.  A reasonable level of fitness is also required – for example, you will need to be able to push yourself up from a lying position to standing on a surfboard. There are several things you can do to get yourself “surf fit” before learning to surf, check out our Preparation page.

What kind of boards do you have for me to use?

We have a range of beginner and intermediate boards, but we would recommend that surfers bring their own boards.  This takes out the variable of learning/getting comfortable on new equipment and means you can get the most of your coaching while you're with us.  There are always rental options available, please let  us know in advance and we will search out a suitable board for you to rent. 

What should I bring to my lessons?

It really depends on where you're travelling to and what time of year it is. For Strike Missions and Worldwide Coaching we will help you get prepared.  For coaching in Nosara, it’s nice and warm in Costa Rica so all you’ll need is a rashie, your boardshorts/bikini and lots of sunscreen! There are also plenty of surf shops in Nosara where you can easily purchase these items. 

How do I get to Nosara?

See our guide on Getting To Nosara.