11 November, 2018By - Joe B

TSE is the absolute BEST!

Tamarindo Surf Experience is the most legit surf expendition in all of Costa Rica! Johnny is an expert guide, he is familiar with every nook and cranny of the coast line. He took me to the best waves of my life and created an amazing ......

11 November, 2018By - Taylor N

Most Incredible Surf Trip!

The amazing guides at the Tamarindo Surf Experience helped to create the best surf adventure of my life. They know all the best waves and also the perfect conditions for each location, so we knew exactly where to go. These guys have ever...

9 November, 2018By - Mehdi N

Best surf experience so far!!!

I got picked up promptly in the coolest defender SUV ever and took a secret route to some really really fun surf. There was a photographer on the beach taking photos of the whole session as well which was cool. And once we were done ... ...

6 November, 2018By - edumbria

Great experience !!

Amazing surf trip!!. Super organized it. Great crew and waves with excellent conditions. We will come back the next year. This was the highlight of our vacations ! ... View Full review

24 September, 2018By - 145castaneda


I been surfing in another place but when I find TSE and they took me too the area for find the best waves just perfect,everyone has said a lot about this so I'll keep this brief because everything that's been said positive is absolutely ...

31 August, 2018By - natacha1232018

World class waves

my priority for the trip was to improve my surfing. I was worried going into it because my expectections were so high but staying at TSE is exactly what i needed to take my surfing to the next level. I never realized how fun the ... View...

6 August, 2018By - JL C

Epic Experience

We spent an incredible morning with Victoria, Ariel, and Jony in Tamarindo. Our group of four included my thirteen-year-old daughter, eight-year-old son and my eight-year-old niece. Focused on making the lesson fun while keeping us safe,...

5 August, 2018By - NYCTraveler1112

Would recommend TSE with no hesitation!

We scheduled a session with TSE and enjoyed it so much we cleared our schedules for a second day of surfing. I would not hesitate to recommend TSE to anyone whether beginner or otherwise. Our instructor for both days was Jony and he is a...

1 August, 2018By - Adrian3339

Best surf guys in Tamarindo

Travelled with my three sons 21,19 and 17 and had a great week . Tamarindo is a great surf resort but what really made the week really fantastic was Jonny, Victoria and Francesco from TSE . Not only great surf instructors ( they even got...

27 July, 2018By - Stacey B

Excellent Surfing!

We started out with 4 foot waves the first day to evaluate us - dad and daughter. We went to a nice secluded area the second day with 6 foot waves - we let the 8 foot waves pass us by. Chose a great location ... View Full review

26 July, 2018By - Talley G

Wow! What a great experience!

I recently brought my 16 year old son to Costa Rica on a surf trip and hired TSE as guides/instructors. I am an experienced surfer and was mainly looking for help finding the right spots and right condition. My son is less experienced an...

21 July, 2018By - Christian B

Phenomenal Surf Instruction – Best in Costa Rica

TSE is an absolutely great surf program that will get you results immediately on the first day. Johnny is an excellent instructor who picks you up from your hotel and brings you to the perfect spots. This photo is from the second session...

4 July, 2018By - Carson M

Surfing Tamarindo Beach and Playa Avellanas

I had a wonderful time with Tamarindo Surf Experience. While staying in Tamarindo, my wife and I booked with Jony twice. We were able to both dramatically improve our surfing abilities in the two lessons that Jony instructed us. Many sur...

2 July, 2018By - Tal G

Best surf experience in CR

Couldn’t ask for a better surf experience!!! From booking the lesson with Lisa, surfing with Johnny and Victoria on the camera for the professional photos. I reached out to TSE forgetting to mention that this wouldn’t be my first les...

28 May, 2018By - sabrinatimmer01

Good attention

My family and I enjoy with the safari tours. Them have lot activities. The restaurant and the ocean view were really nice! Wonderful food and good attention. Sabrina Timmer – Belgic ... View Full review

28 May, 2018By - spencerjohnson


The lesson and the experience was totally amazing! My kids and I enjoyed much with the instructor. He’s very professional and patient, very patient. My daughter in the beginning before surfing was a little bit afraid but his help and i...

2 May, 2018By - Edgard U


I am a beginning surfer. I made tremendous progress with TSE and now would feel comfortable paddling into a lineup in all but unfriendly break or large surf. I could not surf at the beginning of the week and was surfing unbroken waves by...

22 April, 2018By - lmballesterosletras

You could be live it!

The TSE is a professional team. They offer to your personal attention and guaranteed satisfaction. I had been in my first class with the better instructor and with an equipment of special technology for my level. I'm a total beginner and...

20 April, 2018By - Greg K

Oustanding Surf Experience

My family did a surf excursion with TSE at the suggestion of our friends in Langosta. The experience far exceeded our expectations. We spent half the day at Avellanas, which was great for getting comfortable surfing, and the second half ...

15 April, 2018By - carlos2907

Our 8 year old had a great surfing experience

Johny has the charisma, patience and experience to teach surfing to people of all ages. Our 8 year old had a great experience in Tamarindo surfing with Johny and some of our friends. We will be coming back and next time the whole family ...

8 April, 2018By - art g

Surfing at its Best!

It is cliche to say but it is true: surfing can change your life. It changed mine for the better and Tamarindo Surf Experience has been at the heart of that change. I never realize how addictive this sport could be until Jonathan started...

31 March, 2018By - shanemeek

Epic adventure

Fantastic guides beautiful beaches an amazing surf experience beginners to advanced Johnathan and Victoria can handle it all. Much better value than most of the guided trips in tamarindo ... View Full review

27 March, 2018By - Rick S

Best decision we made to go with TSE

Our surf lesson with TSE was FANTASTIC! We were picked up at the place we were staying Playa Langosta by the team promptly at 8 am and went a short distance to the beach where the waves were great for learning. We were a beginner ... Vie...

19 March, 2018By - jdonlin21

Best Teacher and Surfer!

Johnny is an incredible surfer and even better teacher. If anyone is looking for a surfing lesson, go to Johnny and Victoria because they will give you an experience you won’t forget! ... View Full review

19 March, 2018By - Gdonlin

Highlight of our trip!

Tamarindo Surf Experience provided professional, thorough and fun instruction to our 5 children, ages 15, 17, 19, 21 and 23. Johnny made sure each of them knew exactly what to expect, (safety, how to hold the board, what to do when you f...

19 March, 2018By - Sean D

Awesome experience

We were provided Johnny’s name and number by a local Costa Rican. We called with very limited time and Johnny and his team seemingly dropped everything to accommodate our family. He and Victoria were truly amazing. They were patient an...

15 March, 2018By - Peter_Ridge

Best family surfing experience!

A surfing adventure in Land Rover Defender 110 trucks to remote beaches with experienced surfers who are also amazing teachers! We had surfed before and just learned the basics. 2 hours with these guys and we were intermediate, surfing t...

12 March, 2018By - houstonsead

Fabulous Family Experience

Family with young teenager, first time surfing. Highly recommend all day experience. We had such a great time, we booked another lesson on a second day. Johnny, Victoria and Pablo were very professional, personable and excellent instruct...

11 March, 2018By - leilanyss

Turned a dream into reality.

My first reaction when I found TSE online was that it was too good to be true. The reviews were just too good, but there were so many of them i decided to take a chance and consulted my wife. “Go fo it” was essentially ... View Full ...

8 March, 2018By - Andy E

Great surf school for kids!

My daughter have had 2 surf lessons with Jony at TSE. He is very enthusiastic and make the lesson fun for the kids. It has been an excellent experience and we will be back for more lessons. ... View Full review

6 March, 2018By - Mark O

The BEST in Tamarindo

My girlfriend and I had an awesome surfing experience with TSE. I met Johnny while he was dropping off some clients and we were leaving an AirBnB in Playa Grandé. We hit it off instantly and it wasn’t until later in our chat that I .....

3 March, 2018By - hjalmer007

TSE, you're simply the BEST!

If you are looking to taking your surfing to the next level and have the best vacation of your life, TSE is it! The entire experience from beginning to end was outstanding. And then of course, there's the incredible surf instruction staf...

26 February, 2018By - Ronaldarturo F

Excellent option

It was an excellent experience, the best ones, they picked me up at my hotel and took me to a beautiful beach where I could surf and run waves in my first time, thanks TSE ... View Full review

25 February, 2018By - nwskoog

Hang loose!

The the guides that picked us up were patient, extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The surfing instructor was great with my son and I. Great morning! ... View Full review

21 February, 2018By - MartinRoskilde

Great fun

Me and my boy had great fun in the waves with the instructor Jony and we would hire him again if our next holiday goes to Tamarindo ... View Full review

11 February, 2018By - braun c

An amazing, wonderful experience

My coach for this amazing experience identified the weaknesses on the first wave and corrected them in the first session. We built from there. I progressed in each session and overcame the backslide in my ability because I did not know w...

8 February, 2018By - el Oasis P


The lessons are professional, fun, the service is just awesome !! The best !!!!thanks for your smile, your attention, ... and the beautiful pictures !!everything was perfect ..I recommend 100 % for everyone, my kids 7 years old love them...

4 February, 2018By - caseymalleo

best surf instructors in town!

It was such a pleasure taking lessons from TSE. I was picked up, learned about the proper board for a beginner(such as myself) and all of the safety precautions. I was taught in accurate detail of how to pop up correctly, stay loose, hav...

1 February, 2018By - fabio g

TSE is well organized

I'm 48 and have been surfing on vacation for eleven years. The past couple of years, I didn't get much surfing. To reboot my stoke, and get some technique corrections and ideas about where I am going with my surfing, I spent several less...

29 January, 2018By - S8501ZJjosem

If you're thinking about, just do it!

I have tried many surf schools and guides around the world and in Costa Rica Jony and his crew are very professional and knowledgeable. they select your lesson location carefully. they understand where to find the best waves in a variety...

26 January, 2018By - Rob P

world class team

Big thanks to these guys looked after us for 5 days great coaching and greatfun Victoria's photographs make us look like pros Jonathan had us riding waves within an hour ... View Full review

22 January, 2018By - victoria g

A fantastic Experience

I put my friend in some lessons and now she asks me when the next surf trip is! She is stoked, which is good for us both, and about my lesson The video analysis was humbling learning on my curve, this gave a big confidence ... View Full ...

21 January, 2018By - samantha k

TSE it is absolutely the best in the business.

The TSE learning experience it is absolutely the best in the business. The entire week is very well structured to ensure that you achieve your surfing goals, regardless of your level of expertise. You have one surfing sessions each day, ...

20 January, 2018By - Phil S

Best surfing experience ever!

Short version: TSE provides the best possible surfing experience because they transport you to the least crowded and best waves for your abilities (which is unique), have very good equipment and great instruction. Every aspect of the exp...

2 January, 2018By - CharlotteHaley3

If I could give more stars I would!!

We surfed with Jonathan and Victoria for our whole week trip and it could not of been better. Both myself and my partner was complete novices and was up riding waves on the first lesson, which we both did not think was possible!! Jonatha...

31 December, 2017By - violetochika

Excellent surf experience

As a beginner I wanted to have a teacher that would teach me technique while being patient. Jonathan has both. Had 4 lessons and all were great. He and Victoria come to pick you up at the hotel and bring you to the beach. Both ... View F...

30 December, 2017By - Cedric H

Awesome !

Great family experience with tamarindo surf experience ! Jonathan and his team did a great job teaching us and our 3 kids (12,10 and 7 years old). They have great spots and provide high quality lessons. Highly recommended ! ... View Full...

28 December, 2017By - ryan w

¡Pura Vida! Yeeahhh buddy!!

There is no better way to title my experience with Jonny and his company; these guys took us to some insanely nice and uncrowded breaks, and really showed us the local way! My poor planning combined with a little luck landed me with what...

16 December, 2017By - A TripAdvisor Member

12 days of unforgettable surf

First, I only thought I’d use a guide for a few days; that was until I met Johnathan and his other instructors. He is warm and relaxes you with his laugh that is really contagious. I promise after 30 minutes you will be laughing and .....

13 November, 2017By - Cortney J

The Top Surf Lessons

After taking several surf lessons with other instructors in Tamarindo, I was so fortunate to happen upon TSE. This surf experience blew all of the others out of the water! We were able to visit quieter beaches with almost no other surfer...

27 October, 2017By - Tina A

Unforgettable surf experience

I was recommended to surf with TSE after I had already taken a lesson with another surf instructor, so I didn't know if it was going to help me progress or not. What I didn't know was that I was making so many small mistakes ... View Ful...

27 October, 2017By - Kenji-Leta


I got a surflessons with my girlfriend and Jony was our teacher. Of all the lessons I followed this one was the best yet! ... View Full review

26 October, 2017By - julianfrei

Tamarindo Surf Experience

TSE was recommended to us by a teacher at our school. He told us that Jonathan is the best surfing instructor in Tamarindo and that he is just amazing. Because of that our expectations were super high before the first lesson but I must s...

26 October, 2017By - the0hu

Absolutely amazing

The TSE is just a complete professional and a very good surf school! The surf instructor Jonathan picks you up wherever you want and he is the best surf teacher I've ever had. He is accompanied by a professional photographer who takes am...

26 October, 2017By - bbdeluca

My Fave For Catching a Wave

TSE is my favorite surf outfit in Tamarindo. Here's why: Before we even got in the water, the instructor took his time with us on the sand to access our skill levels, make sure we knew what to do and ask if we had any ... View Full review

23 October, 2017By - mauriekeppend

Pura vidaaa

spent the weekend with them! Had so much fun! Good surf lessons with a great teacher! So Nice couple ... View Full review

14 October, 2017By - sarahwyseur


One word: amazing! I have surfed before and had other surfteachers in Tamarindo as well, but no one is as good as Jonatha. It was truly one of the most amazing surfsessions I had in my life. They also take amazing pictures of you while ....

14 October, 2017By - fredriksensimon

surf with TSE!

Jonathan and Victoria are really kind and talented surf teachers, and surfing with them is a true pleasure, because they care about their clients progression and learning, and they help you when you need it. When i surf with TSE they pic...

11 October, 2017By - julianfree

best in tamarindo!

I went there with a friend and we had the best time ever! The teachers are very professional and their knowledge is incredible. They taught us so much in just one lesson and most importantly they are very friendly and cool to hang out wi...

11 October, 2017By - maede00

A great experience

Jonathan and his girlfriend are just amazing! We drove to a beach where we were completely alone and the waves were absolutely perfect for our level. He introduced us into the world of surfing in just one hour and was an amazing teacher!...

9 October, 2017By - KPsrT


First time I surfed and it was a great experience! Thanks to TFS I had a really good course and that motivated me to continue with them! You can not go to Tamarindo and miss it. I highly recommend it to anyone of any level! ... View Full...

8 October, 2017By - Larissa H

Great experience!

The lesson was great and fortunately the waves were perfect for beginners. I highly recommend to at least try surfing when you are in Tamarindo. ... View Full review

1 October, 2017By - Veruuu5

The best!

Thank you so much! I had 1 lesson with Jony and Vicky and I already love surf! It was so much fun and they are really good teachers! They took me to the beach where were perfect waves and everything showed me. I am glad ... View Full review

30 September, 2017By - Naim Rino N

Best Surf Instructor in Tamarindo!!!

This instructor is the greatest one by far and learning is guaranteed. Attention to technique and to the student are what make the experience with Jony truly enjoyable. They are also amazing for renting the boards as they will deliver th...

28 September, 2017By - Joecirigliano

Solo first time surfer !!!

Jonathan and Veronica thank you so much for the incredible experience! You're a fantastic dou and great at what you do!!! Travelers if you're going to Tamarindo and plan on surfing TSE is a MUST!!!! Very professional and informative. The...

28 September, 2017By - Valérie B

Surf lesson

My friends and I had such an amazing time thanks to Jonathan and Victoria! We went to a beautiful beach and we had so much fun. It was my first surf lesson in Tamarindo and I will definitely take another one with them. I highly ... View ...

28 September, 2017By - Robin K

Excellent surfteacher!

It was my first time I took a surf course, but I definetely recommend these guys. They were awesome! Really nice teacher, great for beginners. Very patient! Thanks a lot! Robin ... View Full review

24 September, 2017By - Christine B

Awesome surf lessons with Jonathan and Victoria

My friends and I were completely new to surfing and booked our first lesson with TSE. We had such a good time we booked a second lesson right the next day! Jonathan is always super friendly, very patient (even when I had a bad day ... Vi...

24 September, 2017By - Tabea B

First Surf Lesson

The surf teacher kindly picked us up at our Hotel and drove us with his partner to a beach that was a little bit hidden but with less people than on the main beach. We were a group of four an everybody got a surf ... View Full review

24 September, 2017By - LeaaaNa

first surfing lesson

We went on our first surfing lesson with a group of 6 people. Everything was explained very well, first on the beach and then in the water. There was enough time for everyone and they were pretty nice. We went again the very next day ......

19 September, 2017By - Janice G


We had the best time with Jonathan !! He picked us up at our place and we then went to Avellanas beach which is so beautiful ! I recommand Tamarindo Surf Experience to everyone around town ! ... View Full review

10 September, 2017By - Cortney J

My Favorite People!!!!!!!!!

I started out brand new to this sport and learned so much more with TSE than any other instructors (I had tried 3 other independent instructors)! So, I was surprised when they told me I was advancing quickly! They were so encouraging and...

24 August, 2017By - Pinosegura

Best surfing experience

This isn't just a surf school, every team member goes the extra mile to ensure a perfect experience. genuinely a world class place and experience overall ... View Full review

21 August, 2017By - Ricardo P

The best

The best experience ever. Really good instructors, very friendly and nice. They take you to the best beaches in guanacaste and the best part they take you on a LAND ROVER DEFENDER ... View Full review

15 July, 2017By - Veronica C

What a wonderful experience!! Pura vida!

We had such a great day surfing with Victoria and Jonathan in Tamarindo. They did a great job teaching us the art of surfing while making the sport fun and exciting. I definitely plan on going back for more lessons the next time I'm in ....

11 July, 2017By - joeym263

Surfing Pictures….Amazing!

We took some surfing lessons and Victoria took some amazing pictures of me and my daughter surfing for the first time. So glad she did....there was no way to capture what she did. i would recommend her to anyone! Thank you again Victoria...

10 July, 2017By - Olivia P

A great Tamarindo Surf Experience

My friend and I had a private surf lesson with Jonny and it was brilliant. He was a fantastic teacher and got us both standing on the board - something I'd never managed before! Victoria is so lovely and took some great photos of us. ......

9 July, 2017By - Charlotterobson87

Great fun – highly recommend!

My friend and I had a lesson this morning and it was brilliant! We are both beginner surfers and Jonny was a great instructor, patient and really helped us individually. It was great fun and well priced. Victoria was so lovely and took s...

3 July, 2017By - Jessica K


Myself, my husband and our two friends took part in a surf lesson with Jonny. It was one of the highlights of our holiday and we had a brilliant time. Jonny was a lot of fun, took his time and made sure he met all ... View Full review

29 June, 2017By - robsonbear

Surfing with Jonny

Thank you for a brilliant trip today. Our first time surfing and Jonny was helpful and patient with us all and got us all surfing. Brilliant experience and would highly recommend, we can also remember our experience with the good photos ...

28 June, 2017By - Erikawoching

The best experience

My daughter (10) spend several days learning how to surf with Tamarindo Surf Experience. She had such a good time and of course, learn to surf. I was pleasantly surprised how much help and attention they were able to give her in the wate...

21 June, 2017By - Ariel N

Awesome Instructors

I had a great time learning how to surf and laughing with my instructor 🙂 I'm a slow learner but today I caught on quickly thanks to the efficient three step technique! Thanks Johnny! ... View Full review

4 June, 2017By - Matt B

Learned How to Surf !

Had a great experience with instructors Johnny and David. World class instructors that are very detail orientated, have a great personality, and willingness to help struggling beginners such as myself. They got me up on a board within a ...

1 June, 2017By - Brett N

TSE was the highlight of our trip!!!

I was down in Costa Rica for a bacholor party with a intermediate surfer, two novice surfer's and someone that never surfed before. Jonny was able to accommodate everyone with the proper boards, instructors and locations for us all to en...

26 May, 2017By - Katarina J

A Trip of a Lifetime

I had a really amazing time learning to surf, Everything is very organized. I worked with Jonny and he's the best coacher I've ever had, and I'm not just talking about surf. In all the lessons he gave me precious tips, sometimes only sma...