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surfing in tamarindo costa rica

About Us 


Join us for surf lessons & adventures in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with Tidal Wave Surf Academy 


Welcome  To  Tidal Wave Surf Academy! 

     We’re Alvaro and Loren, and we're excited to be your guides on this incredible journey of surfing and adventures.
Located in the beautiful Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica, our academy is not just a surf school, it's a gateway to
adventure and a community where everyone is welcome.


I'm Alvaro, originally from Venezuela, where I began my surfing journey 19 years ago on the waves of Chirimena. Surfing became my life's passion, leading me to travel in search of the perfect wave and eventually bringing me to the enchanting shores of Tamarindo. Here, the idea of Tidal Wave took shape as I started teaching surf lessons, driven by a desire to share the exhilarating feeling of riding a wave.

Loren, my partner in both life and business, first came to Tamarindo as a surf student and quickly fell in love with the sport—and with me. Together, we discovered a shared passion not only for surfing but for exploring the globe, seeking new adventures, and making new friends along the way. This bond and shared vision led us to create Tidal Wave Surf Academy, a place where we combine our love for surfing with our spirit of adventure.

At Tidal Wave, we believe in more than just teaching you how to surf. We're here to share a lifestyle, to explore the natural beauty of Guanacaste, and to help you find joy and balance in the rhythm of the waves. We are committed to fostering a supportive environment where surfers of all ages and skill levels can learn, grow, and find their own connection to the ocean.

In addition to our surf lessons, we also offer exciting surf and adventure trips around the world. These trips are perfect for those looking to expand their horizons and ride waves in new, exotic locations. Each
 trip is an opportunity to explore the world, meet like-minded adventurers, and create memories that last a lifetime.

Whether you're picking up a surfboard for the first time or looking to refine your skills, we invite you to join us for an experience filled with fun, learning, and adventure. Come find your flow with us and embrace the Pura Vida lifestyle.

See you in the water!

Alvaro & Loren

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