Learn to surf on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica´s most biologically diverse area

Surfing Matapalo

Learn to surf on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica’s most biologically diverse area. The water is a wonderful 85 degrees year around. Lessons are taught at Pan Dulce Beach. The wave is a perfect right point break for beginners – it is gentle & forgiving and makes learning fun without any hazards.

Whether you are 8 or 78, it’s a dream wave to learn on.
Our style of instruction is easy and adjusts to your ability level. In the first lesson you will learn to stand up and ride the wave and after that you’ll be catching your own waves and turning.

Meet Oldemar Fernandez

Oldemar Fernandez Cedeno, a.k.a. Pollo, was born in Golfito Costa Rica and raised in Matapalo. He learned to surf at the age of 7 on a piece of broken board left behind by a tourist and today he is known around the country for his big wave surfing and new age tricks.
Oldemar is the best and most qualified instructor on the Osa Peninsula. He began teaching surf lessons in 2001 and in 2008 he bought the surf school he had been working for and changed the name to Pollo Surf School. He is a very enthusiastic instructor and is great with kids. He is also CPR/First Aid Response certified and a licensed guide by the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism.

Pollo Surf SchoolHere’s some details on the surf lessons:

  • Price $55/person *this is the rate for either a surf lesson or stand up paddle tour
    There is a 2 person minimum for each tour.
    The minimum ages are: 8 years old for surf lessons and 14 years old for stand up paddle tours. *no max age:)

Get more info about Surf Lessons and Stand Up Paddle Tours on the school’s website: