Initiative Surf House long term training program 

Playa Guiones, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

(December – April )

Located in Playa Guiones in the Guanacaste region. It is one of the most consistent beach breaks in the world. We are surrounded in close proximity by other high quality waves. The town of Guiones is a very safe and well developed with a strong family style community residing year round.

This project is available for up to six students under eighteen years old and is a long-term project aimed at aspiring competitive junior surfers. This is an opportunity to combine a surf-coaching program with home schooling whilst getting some awesome winter waves (Summer of course in Costa Rica).

Surf coaching will revolve around daily video analysis sessions and target specific drill style sessions. This will include contest and heat training and tactics with the opportunity to travel to and compete in the Costa Rican National Tour. There will be plenty of free surf time too and also guided trips to other of the better local waves. Fitness training will be also included into the training program. We have also teamed up with some local professional photographers which we will find time to work with

We have our maid to care for the house and provide all the healthy filling Costarican style meals. Included in the cost are three meals a day, plus snacks, fruit and drinks. We also are employing a qualified tutor/teaching aid to provide support and back up to the schooling . The tutor will be with us 3 hours a day 5 days a week (Mon-Fri).

Alex and Ane will be living in the house, acting as coaches, mentors, and parental guardians.

Preference will be given to those who want to sign up for a longer-term project, i.e. 1 month or more.



5 days per week surf coach program

Qualified Tutor to aid with home schooling

Weekend/day trips to other spots

Video clip and  professional photos

Weekly Yoga class

Daily Spanish conversational class

Transport (plus airport transfers)

Food for three meals a day at the house plus snacks and water/drinks

Maid (cook and prepare all meals washing clothes, clean/maintain house.)



School fees

Meals/food out of the house.

Spending money

Overnight travel to other destinations i.e. for contest weekends (budget plans worked out contest by contest basis).

Contest fees

This is just an outline of the project, if you would like to discuss anything further and need more details please don’t hesitate to email us at If you want to set up a phone conversation we can of course do this too.