2 Day Surf Clinic
The 2-Day Surf Clinic consists of six hours of surf instruction over the course of two days. In these two sessions we cover all the basic theory and explain and demonstrate the techniques necessary to get you surfing and keep you safe in the process. We maintain a 7:1 student to instructor ratio to ensure that each of our students obtains the attention and instruction they require. The two day surf clinic is ideal for students that wish to have ample time in the water putting the theory into practice. Both lessons take place at Playa Colonia inside the Marino Ballena National Park. Please note that we require a minimum of two people for a 2-day surf clinic.
|Price||$150.00USD per person|
|Duration||6 hours total (3 hours per day)|
|Student to Instructor ratio||7:1|
|Requirements||2 person minimum|
National Park entrance fees
Surf equipment + rash guard
Both days of the surf clinic take place at Playa Chaman, inside the Marino Ballena National Park. Day one of the surf clinic you can expect a lot of safety topics and theory, including:
Your instructor will talk to you about why Playa Chaman is a good beach for learning and developing your surfing ability, cover ocean safety, and go over the parts of a surfboard and the potential risks a surfboard may present. You will then learn and briefly practice how to properly and safely carry your surfboard. The first drill you will practice in the water is the surfboard management-and-control drill, which consists of walking your surfboard safely through the surf, catching white-water waves, and controlling your surfboard from the prone position. Your instructor will explain the drill on the sand and then demonstrate it in the water so that you can easily put this new knowledge to use and start developing your surfing ability.
After some practice catching waves in the prone position you will head in to the beach for a water and fruit refreshment and rest break.
Once you’re ready to continue, your instructor will explain and demonstrate the “pop-up” technique for standing-up on your surfboard and go over specific techniques to help you remain standing on your surfboard. They will also cover safety tips for performing a controlled dismount and how to fall safely in order to reduce the risk of injury. Before heading back into the water to try your hand at standing up you will practice on perfecting your “pop-up” technique on the beach.
The content of day two of the surf clinic will vary depending on the students’ progress and demonstrated ability from the first day, but topics that may be covered during the second day include (note: these may vary depending on ocean conditions):
Our surf clinics are designed to provide ample time to go over theory and put that theory into practice, so you can expect to get a solid foundation to continue developing your surfing skills and get you started on the path to surfing independently.
I should start by saying that literally every single experience with Bodhi has been incredible. Every instructor and leader at Bodhi is extremely friendly, responsible, and goes above and beyond to ensure the happiness and safety of their participants. At the surf lessons, Spencer and Luis were both incredible instructors. I did a week of classes with these two and I have nothing but positive things to say. Spencer and Luis are both expert surfers with a true gift for teaching.
As someone who has never been super comfortable in the ocean, I felt apprehensive about learning how to surf. Bodhi's week long curriculum is put together so well, with each day building on the skills from the previous day. I have taken surf lessons where instructors merely push you into waves, but this week was so much more than that! I am walking away with the confidence to now rent a board at any beach and apply the skills that I learned with Bodhi. The instructors well all helpful, patient and caring. Thank you Bodhi for helping me find my confidence and learn how to surf!
Yes they taught us to surf, but we learned about the history and wildlife in the National Park, the state of recycling in Costa Rica, and how to respect and give back to the ocean that gave us so much in our 10 days in Costa Rica. I can only imagine what the experience would be like if you spent a week with them and the Bodhi team. My wife, and two girls ages 7 and 9 had been looking forward to Costa Rica for 5 months. Travis and Luis did not disappoint- they were great guides, educators and coaches- we all got up by the end of our lesson. If you are thinking about the southern coast for a holiday, definitely think about Bodhi.
While staying at Bodhi Surf, we had one free day as a break from the surfing and yoga. However, we were fortunate to spend a few hours out in the ocean learning to body surf! The instructors take safety first and are truly passionate about both teaching and surfing, so you know you're in good hands. This experience complemented the surfing perfectly because it allowed me to better understand how to use my body in the water and the mechanics of the waves. Catching a wave using your body is both exhilarating and freeing. I'm not sure when I'll be able to surf next, but I can't wait to body surf next time I'm in the ocean. So happy I did the clinic!
I was lucky enough to experience a Body Surfing lesson with Hannah and Spencer at Bodhi and I thought I knew how to body surf until they showed me the proper technique! It was so AMAZING catching the first wave! I actually screamed because I was PART of the wave! Quite different from anything else I ever experienced! They are incredible teachers!