Costa Rica is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and for good reason. Home to an astonishing diversity of plant and animal life, this eclectic country is a natural wonderland, home to gorgeous coasts, majestic volcanoes, beautiful beaches, and stunning cloud forests. And one of the most popular activities in Costa Rica is surfing on the unique waves found on the Pacific Coast.
The Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp (MASS) was founded in 2004 by a local Tico (as Costa Ricans are known) named Luis Gattgens. A lifelong resident of the Pacific Coast and an avid surfer, Luis founded MASS in order to share his love of surfing with people from around the world. Today, MASS has helped thousands of surfers of all ability levels learn to enjoy and master surfing using a combination of advanced wave mechanics and expert coaches who can help even beginners learn to stand up and ride on their first day.
Surfing has been enjoyed for hundreds of years by local people, and today it is recognized as one of the healthiest and most exciting sports around. Far from phones, email, and computers, there’s nothing but blue skies, gorgeous nature, and the thrill of the waves. Surfing helps build hand-eye coordination and can be enjoyed by both experts and first-timers alike.
Luis and the MASS coaching team believe that enjoying the sport of surfing should be part of a complete Costa Rica experience. Participants are treated to home cooked Costa Rican food, locally-grown coffee, and sparkling fresh-squeezed juices. MASS also arranges for exciting complementary activities like yoga on the beach, horseback riding in the nearby national park, paddle boarding, and hiking to hidden waterfalls.
When you book your surf lessons with MASS, you get access to secret surfing spots, including gorgeous private beaches and gentle waves perfectly customized to your surfing ability. At MASS, safety comes first, and every surf coach has extensive training on water safety. Every surfer gets personalized attention and detailed coaching to make sure that you feel comfortable and safe while enjoying the time of your life out on the water.
And when you book your surf lessons with MASS, you’ll be helping give back to the community. MASS has partnered with Global Vision International to help local at-risk children with one-on-one tutoring, mentorship, and encouragement so that they can stay in school and have a bright future.
If you’re heading to Costa Rica and want to experience the wondrous beauty and thrilling excitement of surfing, contact MASS today.