Challenge yourself through varied adventures that include a week of catching waves on Costa Rica’s famous surf breaks.


Hike + Surf – 3 Weeks

From the depths of the jungle to the warm Pacific coast, this course will challenge you physically and reward you with the spectacular diversity of Costa Rica. Sleep under the stars and trek to rural homestays where you won’t just interact with Costa Ricans, you’ll live like one. Participate in a waterfall rappel, visit a conservation project, and head to world-class beaches where you’ll learn to surf from the pros. There, become First Aid & CPR certified and ride the waves that have made Costa Rica a world-class surf destination.



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Caribbean + Surf – 3 Weeks

Dive below waves, then learn to surf them in this action-packed program. Begin by exploring Panama’s coral reefs and earning your NAUI scuba certification as you dive alongside tropical fish and explore a sunken shipwreck. Serve local communities in meaningful service projects before returning to Costa Rica for a final week of surf, sun, and exciting training. Earn your CPR and First Aid Certifications to ensure your safety in and out of the water. Experienced surf instructors will help perfect your form while catching waves, testing your tenacity in this final stage of your adventure.



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