Outward Bound Costa Rica

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www.OutwardBoundCostaRica.org PO Box 1817-2050
San Pedro
San Jose
Costa Rica
+1 800 676 2018 info@OutwardBoundCR.org

Relish in world-famous warm water breaks on uncrowded black and white sand beaches in Costa Rica. In typical Outward Bound style, you'll surf by day and camp under the stars by night as you reflect on your leadership abilities and how the challenges faced in and out of the tropical waters help you confront the challenges that life presents.

Outward Bound Costa Rica offers courses for both the beginner and experienced surfer. In addition to learning surf technique, our experienced instructors will provide insight into ocean and coastal ecology, the physics of waves, lunar phases and weather systems. Surf famous surf spots throughout Costa Rica such as Witch's Rock, Playa Hermosa, Playa Grande, Playa Manuel Antonio, and Playa Avellanas, among others.

What is being offered in 2013?

Summer Surf Expeditions in Costa Rica

For those looking for the ultimate surfing experience in Costa Rica this summer, we are offering two surf-intensive courses: our 7-day Witch's Rock Expedition and 7-day Surf & Service Adventure. Students can either come for one 7-day course or combine both and catch waves in two unique surf breaks.

Our Witch's Rock Expedition is recommended for the intermediate to advanced surfer, or for students from our Surf & Service Adventure looking to continue to build on their surf skills.

In addition to catching waves, our Surf & Service Adventure students will help the endangered sea turtle population of Costa Rica.

Semester Courses in Costa Rica & Panama

Our 85-day Tri-Country Semester course includes a surfing expedition ideal for both beginners and lifers, as it integrates all the technical aspects of catching a wave at world-famous surf breaks.

Our campsite at Playa Avellanas

Looking to turn your passion for surfing into a career? Our Leadership Semester course is a 65-day professional training course for those looking to working in the outdoor industry. Earn your Waterfront Lifeguarding certification in addition to six other internationally-recognized outdoor certifications. Top students are offered internships during Outward Bound Costa Rica's high season. Learn how to apply for this course.

Leadership Semester students train for their Waterfront Lifeguarding certification at Playa Manuel Antonio.

The Outward Bound Way

Sunset at Playa Avellanas

Leave your distractions and worries behind. On our surf courses, your life revolves around the tide. We have a variety of surf spots throughout the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, so we can adjust our location to where the conditions are best. From our beach base in Manuel Antonio to campsites at a turtle refuge in Playa Tulin, you will never be far from the beach.

Feel at ease with our experienced surf instructors who have an inside perspective to the best surf breaks and uncrowded beaches. Every course includes at least one bilingual instructor who is a native Spanish speaker:

Surf Instructor Carlos Castro Montero

Surf Instructor Dunia Vargas

Surf Instructor Kai Lorusso

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Camping Somewhere to pitch a tent or park your camper van. Facilities vary but can include showers, barbecues, electricity and water hook ups as well as a shop and eating or picnic areas. Surf School Schools with qualified surf instructors offering lessons and courses with equipment hire to individuals or groups, whether you are a total beginner, an intermediate surfer or an experienced surfer looking to improve your ability. Accommodation Surfer friendly places to stay near some great surf spots. Including camp-sites, hostels, hotels, B&Bs and surf lodges. Local Information Information about the local area, not always from a surfers perspective. Surf Guide Surf Hire For surf hire, wetsuit hire, boots, hats, gloves, leashes and anything else you may need to go surfing. A range of surfboard hire is usually available, whether you want to rent an SUP, body board, mini-mal or short board. Food and Drink From restaurants and cafes to night clubs, pubs and bars and everything in between. Watersport Centre Could offer a wide variety of water sports activities from coasteering and sea-kayaking to sailing, wakeboarding, climbing or even power boating, not forgetting surfing, stand up paddle, body boarding tuition and hire. Surf Camp Surf camps can offer a variety of types of accommodation such as apartments, hotels, rooms, camping or dormitories together with food, surf lessons and group activities. Often included are guided surf tours of the best local spots along with surf hire, videos, photography, professional coaching and even some night life. Guided Surf Tours Experienced guides with local knowledge who offer surf trips and tours to the best breaks and secret spots by boat, 4x4 or bus. Womens These businesses specialise in working with women surfers or women wanting to learn to surf. Adventure Centre Offering a selection of outdoor activities such as climbing, abseiling, caving, coasteering, rafting or other group activities and sports.