Exercise your mind, body, and spirit. School of the World’s expert instructors cater to all skill levels from beginners to advanced, and they have a lot of different combinations to choose from. The surprisingly affordable programs are offered in a week. This isn’t your typical vacation. This is a chance to have a vacation with a passion. Learn to surf, handle GoPro and Yoga, all in the beautiful tropical setting.
You will be staying in School of the World's lodging. The facilities include a common kitchen and dining area, a yoga studio, photo/video editing studio, 2 Spanish classrooms, offices, 12 guestrooms, a small swimming pool, and a relaxing garden. It is located in a quiet neighborhood close to the center of town and is just a few minutes walk from the beach, dozens of great restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and everything else you could need.
Beginners will learn the basics of paddling, standing, and turning, as well as wave selection and other fundamental skills from the instructors, some of the best and most experienced in the country. They have completed rigorous international surf instructor and ocean lifesaver training, so you will feel comfortable and safe in the water. In addition to the daily surf sessions, there will be land based balance training and photo and video review sessions.
If you are already a surfer? Then you know great surf is a recipe of a lot of elements coming together perfectly. The swell, direction, tide, wind, time of day, and season are all factors. Local knowledge is key to scoring great waves on vacation and having a great place to hang out between surf sessions is a big bonus. It's just a few reasons why surfers keep coming back to School of the World’s surf camp! Let the experienced Costa Rica surf guides show you the best waves around and help you take your surfing to the next level.
Surfboards are provided for use during class. However, to minimize the equipment loss and damage, School of the World does not loan them out after class. If you wish to surf outside of class time you will need to bring your own board or rent one from a surf shop in town. Please send inquiry for more details.
Our GoPro classes meet for aprox. 2 hours per day, Mon-Fri, and alternates between lessons and practice on campus, trips to shoot in the field, and editing in our digital darkroom using GoPro Studio and Adobe Premiere. You will learn shooting techniques, camera settings, how to use different mounts, dollies, and accessories, time lapse, speed ramping, and more. We suggest the two week program if you have time, because it allows for more time to learn editing techniques. Check out this GoPro music video that guests Dan Bailey and Lauren Chu made while at School of the World, it was featured as GoPro’s video of the day and landed them a gig on a travel TV show!
Our certified instructors blend a variety of styles (including Ashtanga yoga, Iyengar yoga, Anusara yoga, and Vinyasa flow) to make every day’s practice unique. Yoga classes are an hour and a half in duration each day, Monday- Friday.
The coastline is considered to be the most consistent for surfing in all of Costa Rica, a country that is blessed with warm water and waves all year round. The biggest swells tend to hit between May and December, but surfing is almost every day of the year.
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