Costa Rica is a world famous surfing destination. Professional surfers are seen in Jaco regularly. Ever wonder what it would be like to harness the power of the ocean's waves? While nearby Hermosa beach offers world class competition waves, Jaco beach offers easier waves suitable for beginners and learners with the potential to progress to intermediate waves if you are learning quickly.
This Jaco Surf video shows two nice long waves shot with our gopro camera. We used a cartoon filter on the video to compensate for water spots on the lens.
Surfing is a way of life for many here in Costa Rica. Your instructor, an ex-professional surfer, will explain, then show you everything you'll need to know to surf safely. You will probably be able to stand up on the board on your first day out and if you keep after it you may be able to ride green water waves and even make some turns in a week of progress. This is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, but not really suitable for children younger than 8. Good swimming skills are helpful, but because the waves break very close the shore, it is possible to try out surfing the whitewater without even getting in over waist deep! Don't forget the sunscreen!