The Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp (MASS) is one of the best Costa Rica surfing school and camps in the country. With exclusive access to some of the best surfing spots on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, MASS has years of experience in helping both first-time surfers and experienced professionals enjoy the amazing waves that make surfing so special in Costa Rica.
MASS was founded in 2004 by a local Tico (as Costa Ricans are known) named Luis Gattgens, an experienced surfer who wanted to share his love of the sport with travelers from around the world. Gattgens and his team of professional surf coaches have deep local experience with the tides and weather patterns of Costa Rica to ensure that surfers get the most from their time in the water.
In their effort to be the best Costa Rica surfing school and camp in the country, MASS uses a combination of video capture and wave motion technology to provide individual, customized lessons to surfers of all ability levels. Whether you’ve never even attempted to surf before or want to take your surfing skills to the next level, the coaches and staff of MASS can help.
MASS has exclusive access to some of the best surf breaks in the country, including the uninhabited island of Isla Damas, the river mouth of the Quepos River, the tiny village of Dominical, and the top surf beaches in and around the Manuel Antonio National Park.
The MASS team of surf professionals are committed to the idea that surfing should be part of a complete Costa Rica experience. MASS offers a range of additional activities, including paddle board lessons, horseback riding through the jungle, white water rafting, kayaking, Nauyaca Waterfall tours, natural hot spring tours, bird watching, hiking, and deep sea fishing. MASS is located in an idyllic Costa Rican village, giving surfers the chance to relax and unwind after a long day out on the water with pick-up soccer games with the locals, Spanish lessons, yoga classes, and professional massages on the beach.
MASS is the ideal surf school and camp for anyone who wants to enjoy the ancient sport of surfing as part of a complete Costa Rica vacation. MASS works with each surfer to ensure safety, comfort, and lots of fun as they enjoy one of the oldest sports known to humankind. MASS provides individual, customized lessons appropriate to each surfer’s skill level and comfort in order to best enjoy the wonderful sport of surfing.