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Learn to surf with Olympic Surfing Coach

Rincon, Puerto Rico

Experience hosted by Robert

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

When we arrive at the break, you will have a few minutes to check out the beach while I'm preparing the equipment. I will introduce myself, discuss my qualifications and confirm that you are comfortable with the surfing conditions.

Beginner lesson includes:

30 minutes beach orientation
90 minutes in water surfing
Equipment (appropriate board, leash & rash guard)
Gentle, beginner friendly wave

Before jumping in the water, we will spend 20-30 minutes on the beach learning and practicing the techniques you will be using. We will cover the basics of paddling, popping up and controlling the board. You will learn about the local breaks, the current conditions, channels, ocean safety and proper surfing etiquette.

Now it's time for a major adrenaline rush! We will paddle out to the lineup, using chest lifts and "turtle rolls" to pass the white water. I will be with you in the water, assisting with paddling and providing an extra push to help you catch the wave. I encourage my students to practice wave selection and timing, while providing feedback throughout the lesson. My goal is for students to catch waves and to be one step closer to surfing independently.
Other things to note
Surfing is for every body - it's challenging, humbling and satisfying! My most successful students are enthusiastic and open to learn.
When we arrive at the break, you will have a few minutes to check out the beach while I'm preparing the equipment. I will introduce myself, discuss my qualifications and confirm that you are comfortable with the surfing conditions.

Beginner lesson includes:

30 minutes beach orientation
90 minutes in water surfing
Equipment (appropriate board, leash & rash guard)
Gentle, beginner friendly wav…

Robert's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    We will supply surfboards, rashguards, and life vests (if necessary)
From $121
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Robert

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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ISA & FSPR certified surf coach and instructor; Adaptive Surfing Coach; Olympic Surfing athlete Lima, Peru 2019, 40 years experience in competitive surfing and coaching.
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Where you'll be

We will meet at The Lighthouse to assess the local surf breaks appropriate for the lesson. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rebecca
March 2021
Roberts surf lesson was amazing! He did a great job of teaching us surfing basics and my partner and I got up on plenty of waves with his help. The session was definitely a work out, so be prepared to put in the work in order to ride some waves. The oyster stand near the beach after the lesson was and added bonus.
Roberts surf lesson was amazing! He did a great job of teaching us surfing basics and my partner and I got up on plenty of waves with his help. The session was definitely a work…
Brittaney
March 2021
The experience was amazing. My daughter loved surfing a lot. As her mom i felt she was totally safe being taught by Robert.
Ashley
March 2021
This was an amazing experience. It wasn't like the other surfing instructions I've had where the instructor just pushes you into the wave. Robert makes you paddle and actually learn. I feel like a few more times out there and I would know how to surf. Great experience will call Robert again when I'm back!
This was an amazing experience. It wasn't like the other surfing instructions I've had where the instructor just pushes you into the wave. Robert makes you paddle and actually lear…
Jennifer
February 2021
We had a great time with Robert learning to surf. He was especially good with our 11 year old. We would definitely recommend surfing with Robert while you are in Rincon.
Annez
February 2021
It was my first time surfing and I had such a great time! The instructor was knowledgeable very thorough and I felt comfortable going into the waters with him. I was able to ride a few Waves even for my first time! I highly recommend and will book him next time I’m in Rincon. A la proxima!
It was my first time surfing and I had such a great time! The instructor was knowledgeable very thorough and I felt comfortable going into the waters with him. I was able to ride a…
Yury
February 2021
Una experiencia ESPECTACULAR! Robert is not only a great coach but an awesome person. So much fun hanging out with him. He made sure we felt comfortable and safe before getting in the water and hitting the waves. My 13 y/o son had the best time. We all did. I would definitely recommend this experience with Robert to anyone looking for surf lessons. GREAT TIME! Muchas gracias Robert.
Una experiencia ESPECTACULAR! Robert is not only a great coach but an awesome person. So much fun hanging out with him. He made sure we felt comfortable and safe before getting in…

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 8 and up can attend.