With 300+ days of offshore wind and un-crowded waters, nearly everyday is ideal for surfing in San Juan del Sur. For beginners and intermediate surfers, there are three breaks with soft rolling waves over a sand bottom. For more experienced surfers, you’ve got a Newport-style left wedge, and two points that are epic when conditions are right.
Within an hour of San Juan are five breaks along the Tola coast at our sister property, Playa Colorado. When you sprinkle in warm water, groomed waves, and empty beaches, you’ve got the makings of a world-class surfing destination.
You have yet to successfully paddle out along and catch/ride a wave to its logical finish. That’s ok! That’s what we’re here for. This category includes someone with zero experience as well as someone who is able to stand up and surf in the white water, while being pushed in or paddling into the whitewash yourself.
At Chica Brava, you’ll learn all the basics about water safety, how to pop-up on a board, wave formation, paddling techniques, catching waves, and the proper stance for riding waves. You’ll also get daily surf theory and video feedback from your surf sessions filmed in the water. The primary focus of the beginner package is to make every novice surfer feel comfortable in the water.
Private jungle villa 1,200 feet above San Juan del Sur