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Tuesday, 19 June 2012 15:09

Private lessons

A great way to discover Costa Rica and it´s water is by the hand of one of our ISA & Lifeguard certified instructors. Our instructors are Costa Rican locals who have an amazing amount of knowledge of the ocean and love for what they do.

 

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 All lessons start with a drill on the beach where you will be introduced to the 101’s of surfing. These drills are based on the most important basics of surfing and special care is taken for security drills.

After arriving at the beach training area, located in the quite south end of Jaco Beach, you will meet your instructor and discuss the outline of the surf lesson. You will then be assigned a board to use during the lesson, as well as a rash guard if you need one. All private lessons are split up into three segments. The first is beach drills, where you will be introduced to the 101´s of surfing. These drills are based on the most important basics of surfing, and special care is taken for security drills. At the end of the beach drills, you will feel confident paddling, pushing, popping up on your board, and will be ready to get into the water!

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The second segment is in the water, close to shore and in no deeper than shoulder high water. Here, your instructor will lead you through the maneuvers you learned on the beach. You will get the feel of lying on your board in the water, paddling out, pushing over the tops of the white water, and finally, popping up on your board and riding the white wash to shore. If this is your first time on a surfboard, your first ride will be a magical experience that you will never forget!

 

We will then take a short break, giving you time to rest and take advantage of the complimentary refreshments. After you regain some energy, we will head back out into the water for the third and final segment of the lesson. This last segment will be determined by what your instructor feels is the best, and safest, choice for you.

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The waves in Costa Rica can be very serious at times so it´s important that you heed the advice of your instructor. If your instructor feels that you need some more time to practice riding the white water to shore, no worries!, he or she will continue to help you feel comfortable close to shore. If your instructor feels like you are ready to push your limits a little further and paddle to the outside (where the bigger waves break), than he or she will help you to get past the breakers to the calm open water. Once there, you can focus on catching a real Costa Rican wave, an awesome story to tell people about when you get home.

 

**ALL LESSONS REQUIRE PREVIOUS RESERVATION**

 


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Published in Surf Lessons
Monday, 18 June 2012 16:01

Meet our surf instructors

 Our surf instructors at Tortuga Surf School & Camps are multi-lingual and lifeguard water-safety certified. We have years of experience showing people how to surf, safely and having a good time.
 Combining a true authentic Costa Rican experience and lifestyle, with the most intense drills and programs to make of your experience something you will remember and carry on for life.
This are some of the most familiar faces on our camp and the people responsible for making your surfing training both fun and safe.




Celine Mounier
Surf Camp Manager -France
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 Celine Mounier grew up in south of  France's beauty cost, and moved to Costa Rica to pursue a physically fit and healthy lifestyle on our warm tropical waters.She is the manager and main leading person when it comes down to logistics and everything our guest would require at Tortuga Surf School & Camps, and is one of a few female lifeguard certified in Jaco Beach currently.

As a DJ her understanding for the music has allowed her to be a key part on the creation of our training programs and the musical way we use to transmit them to our students
 Shes devotes her attention and her love for music & ocean to her clients, making sure everyone gets a chance to surf and fall in love with the ocean.


 

 Michael Gutierrez
Surfing Director- Costa Rica
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This Lifeguard & ISA (international surfing association) certified water men, is our head instructor.
 Mike began working with tourists at a diving shop in Puerto Viejo on the Atlantic side of the country at a young age, and eventually moved to Jaco Beach in the search of waves and stayed for good do dedicate his life to surfing and teaching surf.
 Michael's lifetime water background as a diver and boat driver transmit with the year in his ability to surf a variety of conditions and types of boards, and talent for teaching,helping to quickly established Tortuga Surf School & Camps as the predominant surfing school for beginner to intermediate level surfers, in Jaco Beach.




Douglas Solorzano
Surf Intructor & Water safety-Nicaragua

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 Originally from our neighbor country Nicaragua and an amazing surfer, Douggy is our glue!, the muscle of the operation during the day & right hand to the main Surfing Director.
 Douggy is the man on charge of the water security, after to get an awesome wave this will be your go to guy when it comes to helping people back into the line up, always with a smile on his face and a warm tone he will lead you out trough thick and thin.


 Freddy Asofeifa

Surf instructor & water safety-Costa Rica

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Born and raise in Jaco beach Freddy is our inside man when it comes to local current and wave knowledge, his input is priceless to the program.

He is also one of our intense style instructors so if you would like to get your heart rate up and running Freddy is your go to guy on the line up.


Rolando Gonzalez

Surf instructor & water safety-Nicaragua

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Born in our neighboring country of Nicaragua and raised in Playa Jaco, Rolando is the our good soul and example boy.

Coming from really humble background he dedicates his life to volunteering on his church and as a missionary has being to several country's to help others, he is a solid paddler and a soft smooth instructor, with a giant smile always and millions of patience and wisdom to spare even at his short age.

 


 

 Pablo Figuls

Surf instructor & water safety-Costa Rica

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Originally from the capital of San Jose Costa Rica, this former professional and national champion boxing fighter is our clean healthy eater and the one who helps us leave our life's on a better much healthier and conscientious way.

Pablo is also a personal trainer and an amazing surfer and one of our most important key player at Tortuga Surf camp

 

 

 




 


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