The Girl and the Sea Surf School at Nicoya

Roxanne Mercado
Roxanne Mercado
2021-04-13
Michelle is amazing! Very helpful and her guidance goes above and beyond a standard intro lesson. As a beginner who has surfed 1-3 times she was able to quickly point out the things I needed to work on after the lesson. Highly recommend 🙂
caroline ruffin
caroline ruffin
2021-04-13
Michelle was a great teacher! I am not experienced and by the end of the session I was up and riding the white water on my own! Can’t wait for my next lesson. Very good English and really good at explaining the basics. Thank you Michelle! See you soon
Heath Rauschenberger
Heath Rauschenberger
2021-04-09
We booked our trip through Pura Vida Adventures and Davide was such an awesome instructor for my wife and I. In a week, my wife was able to catch and ride her first wave and caught many more after that! He showed me the fine points of short boarding and I caught the biggest and best wave of my life. I don’t have a photo of that wave but here’s two from earlier in the week when I was learning. We will definitely come back!
Sarah Thompson
Sarah Thompson
2021-03-24
Omg Davide was an amazing instructor!!! He took the time to make corrections and adjustments to form, told us to send videos of us practicing so he could correct our form and let us know the best time of day to practice. Also the friendliest, lovely human you’ll ever meet!
Giovana Malufe
Giovana Malufe
2021-03-11
I can’t say how much I recommend Michelle and Davide works! I’ve been learning so much with them. It’s my first time surfing and I’ve the opportunity to work with both and it’s really beautiful how they complement each other in the way that they teach. I’m really happy and grateful for them to be my first teachers. You feel safe and they give you full attention during the class. They definitely love what they do and do it with care and responsibility. Highly recommend
Abby Bruning
Abby Bruning
2021-02-19
I spent a week with Davide and Michelle learning how to surf for the FIRST time and wow. These instructors were incredible. From giving me the tools I need to be safe to giving me the confidence to paddle out to the green waves and catch my first waves. I was SURFING on my own day 2 and catching my own waves on day 3. They gave me excellent tips and constant communication out in the water. I felt safe and supported the entire time. You won’t find better instructors in the area. Best of all, these people are beautiful inside and out. I came for instructors and feel like I’m leaving with friends.
Jon Virgilio
Jon Virgilio
2021-02-11
This is the first time I have ever posted a review on google, but I had to because of the outstanding experience. I have been surfing for about a year, mostly self taught. Davide was a great teacher and really got through to me in way no one else had. No matter if it’s your first time or if you have some experience like me you won’t be disappointed. He really has a passion for teaching the art of surfing. I really had a desire to be pushed and he pushed me hard, but only because he saw my drive to learn. In one lesson my surfing improved greatly by the end. My approach to surfing has changed because of one lesson. If you have never surfed a wave or if you are an intermediate trying to hone you skills, take a lesson. You won’t regret it!
Katerina Muradyan
Katerina Muradyan
2021-02-05
It was great to learn surfing with Michi. She is giving thorough explanation and really helps to fix that last thing that we needed to be better. She is cool and patient 🙂 she also helps to get the more adapted surf board. We really enjoyed the classes and made great progress
Max Blank
Max Blank
2021-02-02
Thumbs up for a great learning experience with Davide. As a scuba instructor I know when I meet an experienced instructor with top communication skills. Search no more, you’re in good hands here!

We are The Girl and The Sea Surf School


  • Michelle


  • Davide

Surf isn’t something we take lightly. It is our passion and our lifestyle. As surf instructors, we strive our best to give you an unforgettable experience in our surf school. Your security is always first, plus our surf lessons are designed to be fun and insightful. Our goal is to see you surfing and enjoying it so you continue practicing this amazing sport. We want to share the surf lifestyle with everyone.


Stuff we do

  • girls receiving a surf lesson

    Surf Lessons

    Our surf lessons are planned for first-timers to advanced students. Reserve your lesson here.

  • girls posing with shorts

    Beach wear

    We design the best clothes for water activities or just chilling on the beach. You can even customize our designs here.

  • sunset at santa teresa

    Photography

    Our photography service is about knowing the right moment and the right place to get the best photos. More information here.


Santa Teresa Surf Lifestyle and surf school

Check these videos to have a peek at the surf lifestyle in beautiful Santa Teresa, the best town in Costa Rica with the best surf school!!