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El Tubo Surf is a surf school based in Playa Dominical, a Costa Rican beach often referred to as a surfer’s sanctuary. The school was founded in 2005 and since then it has earned itself a well-deserved reputation for unsurpassed services and professionalism.

It is owned and managed by a Californian surfer called Justin Hague who happened to visit Dominical and was immediately transfixed by its Pura Vida atmosphere. Specializing in surf lessons, tours and packages, surf rentals as well as various other activities, El Tubo Surf is an excellent place to learn how to surf, improve your surfing skills and have a wonderful time.

Surf Camp Packages

El Tubo’s surf packages are perfect for getting accustomed to surfing, local culture of Costa Rica and popular activities. The school features a number of surf packages that include a trip to several places in Southern Zone of Costa Rica, transport services, airport pick ups, accommodations in a villa or a house, complimentary breakfast, and surf lesson 5 times a week conducted at different beaches and quite a few other adventurous activities. The packages are geared towards all kinds of vacationers; be it a family with children, a couple, backpackers or a group of friends traveling together. Although the packages are pre-designed, the surf school offers flexibility and allows guests to customize them.
The surf packages are a fusion of splendid things. Depending upon what you choose, you can enjoy yoga and healing in tranquility, waterfall and wildlife tours, fishing, ATV tours, river paddle-boarding, revivifying massage sessions, diving and snorkeling, horseback riding, rafting and kayaking, zip line canopy tours, canyoning, skate-boarding and a chance to discover the wild nightlife of Dominical.

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El Tubo Surf takes you surfing to the best surfing destinations of Costa Rica. Learn how to catch and ride the waves with a professional surf guide at various surf points such as Matapalo, Pavones, Witches Rock, Ollie’s Point and even secrets spots. The tours are conducted by a highly experienced set of surf instructors who are well-versed in teaching all aspects of surfing, know tips and tricks and possess the ability to handle types of surf breaks and conditions.

Lessons and Rentals

If you are on a short trip and don’t have enough time to travel, then you can take daily surf lessons. Surf lessons are available in both group and private form. In group lessons, a strict ratio of 3 students per one instructor is followed. There is a mini surf package that lasts for only 3 days and involves surf lessons and trips to the waterfall.

El Tubo Surf offer surfboard rentals in a very reasonable price. There is variety of surfboards including longboards, funboards, fish, and short boards.

Contact El Tubo Surf

Location: Playa Dominical, Province of Puntarenas Costa Rica
Phone Number: +(506) 8312-7677

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  1. Cameron Dunlop says:

    thumbs up for Dominical. But avoid South Wave Surf Shop. Committed fraud on my credit card.

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