Meet the Team

We are a surf-crazed, Costa Rican-Swiss couple who fell in love with Samara a long time ago. Surf Samara was born from the idea of infusing the surfing experience with the cultural experience that is living in Samara.

An embracing community that will make you feel at home, Samara is in the middle of a surf-rich area where you will be able to improve your surfing while simultaneously immersing yourself in the Tico lifestyle.

We believe in creating rich and meaningful memories, and transmitting our surfing values, ideals and ways of engaging with nature to our guests in forms they can apply to every aspect of their lives.

We want to share our passion for waves and for this beautiful place with you. Pura vida!

The Family

Our two very friendly dogs, Morty and Pinto, are always up for adventures.

Our Place

Our place lies a little outside of Samara on a small hilltop, surrounded by a huge and beautiful tropical garden. The newly built pool is the perfect place to relax after your surf sessions.

Our unique, rustic treehouses are built on piles. From the terrace you can spot wildlife or just chill in the hammock.

Breakfast and dinner are served in the rancho, which is also a perfect spot for our yoga lessons. Cruise to the center of Samara or the beach on our bikes in about 5 minutes (1.6 KM).

Samara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Samara is located right on the coast of the Pacific ocean. It’s a small community, with only about 3500 people living there. Samara hosts a number of restaurants, surf schools and even a language school.

Samara, which is our surf camp’s home, is part of the province of Guanacaste. From the camp, it’s about a 4 hour drive to Costa Rica’s capital San Jose, and about 2 hour to the airport of Liberia, which also is the home of the national park Rincón de la Vieja.

When to surf in Costa Rica

The dry and wet seasons split the travel times for Costa Rica into two periods. Although it’s very enjoyable to visit Costa Rica all year, winter, meaning December to March, is the dry season and therefore the most common time for people to visit Costa Rica.

Winter brings more offshore-wind, so it‘s an often preferred time for guests to come surfing. April to August is the wet season and waves tend to be bigger that time of the year. Whether you’re a beginner, or an advanced surfer, there will be waves to catch all year.

The Weather

You can expect temperatures in the air up to about 40 degrees Celsius (104 F). Water temperatures in the ocean easily reach something around 28 degrees Celsius (82 F). No need for wetsuits!

Surfing here at Costa Rica’s western coast during winter is a very good choice. During dry season, wind conditions are especially good, because wind is coming right from where you want it for surfing; offshore.

Offshore-wind means, wind is coming from the shore, the coast, moving towards the ocean. This makes waves break slower and cleaner than other wind directions. Which in turn means you have smoother, calmer and longer waves to ride. Perfect for taking first steps on the surfboard!


C.R.E.A.R is a local non-profit working in the rural areas around Samara which seeks to provide the local children with activities and workshops for social, academic and career growth in a venue where they can explore their interests through creative art-education initiatives while developing skills that can expand their future opportunities.

A percentage of the cost of every surfcamp goes to helping C.R.E.A.R in continuing their amazing labor.