From Sunrise to Sunset, the Best Surf Shops in Costa Rica Rock

Costa Rica's best surf shops know just how to feed the surfer soul's need for cool gear. Find all the myriad accessories of the country's favorite water sport, from boards of all sizes, including boogie and SUP (Stand up Paddle) to wax, rash gaurds, and flip flops at these especially awesome surf shops. At Witch's Rock Surf Shop, you can bring in your board for a custom design by a Costa Rican surfboard artist, and pick up handmade souvenirs locally made in Tamarindo, before or after you ride the wicked waves in this notoriously gnarly neck of the woods. Down the way at Kelly's Surf Shop, sign up for a surf lesson with some of Costa Rica's finest surfers who gladly share their wave-riding wisdom with any and all who want to learn a thing or two. At Kina Surf Shop in Santa Teresa, you can replace your tattered two-piece with a cool locally made bikini, and then tear it up on one of their boards for rent or sale. In the laid back town of Nosara, stop by Coconut Harry's for an excellent selection of surf boards and accessories, and refresh with a chilly craft beer while you browse.



In Pavones, also known as "Turkey Town," there is but one surf shop- in fact, it's the only one for miles in this remarkably undeveloped region of Golfito in Southern Costa Rica; thankfully, Sea Kings Surf Shop has pretty much everything a...  Read More



The biggest surf shop in Jaco Beach, Chuck WOW's may also be the best; the folks here refuse to carry sub-standard products and take pride in American sourced inventory that keeps locals and tourists in the highest quality surf gear. If you need...  Read More



This one-stop surf shop in Nosara actually has two stops, one for board rentals and lessons, the other a retail outlet for purchasing supplies and surf clothes- both are worthy of the high praise they receive from those who've been there and...  Read More



As Tamarindo's oldest surf shop, Iguana holds bragging rights to teaching more than 80,000 surf lessons (but who's counting?!), and offering more than 150 boards to rent, but Iguana's most recent foray into tours are perhaps its most exciting...  Read More

Santa Teresa


Since 2006, 360° Surf Shop has been catering to Santa Teresa at the most popular beach access spot at Plaza Brunela. The retail shop has all the bells and whistles you can think of for a well-rounded surf experience, from astro-decks to fin...  Read More

Santa Teresa


"Al Chile" is Costa Rican slang that means something like "for real," and that pretty much sums up the philosophy of this laid-back surf shop that also offers a surf school and a surf camp, all helmed by an experienced surfer who loves the sport...  Read More



Neptuno's is a fine place to rent boards, take surf lessons, or sign up for a surf package, which includes accommodation, while in Tamarindo. Whatever kind of board you're looking for, they're sure to have it here: long boards, short boards,...  Read More



The Witch's Rock Surf Shop, located within the Witch's Rock Surf Camp near the entrance to Tamarindo, has everything you might need while surfing in town, or anywhere else in Costa Rica for that matter. From the shop you can also book surf...  Read More



Kelly's Surf Shop brings the newest boards and a new level of surf style to the surf shop scene in the bustling surf town of Tamarindo. Started by a couple of Canadian sisters who fell in love with the sport and the country, these two have made...  Read More

Santa Teresa


In the surf village of Santa Teresa, Kina Surf Shop has carved out a place for itself with excellent service, a great selection of boards, bikinis, and gear, and "satisfaction guaranteed" surf lessons for all levels. The owners hail from New...  Read More


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