As a surfer for 8 years now, I have been able to put myself if different settings and situations to keep growing. I have surfed almost all of the beaches in the Dominican Republic, many beaches of Costa Rica, also in the US. This is an almost never-ending experience, it totally has its ups and downs, when it's going great, enjoy it, live it! when it's going not so great, I like to tell myself that it won't be forever and eventually it will get great again! Anyways I am sharing some tips and thoughts that I have adapted on myself and now I'm spreading the knowledge. -I believe style is everything. The best way to see surfing is to have fun and try to flow. This takes time to adjust and it just becomes part of you naturally. -Breathing, breathing is so important and I believe some of us often forget about this important action. Remembering to breath comes in handy and activates the brain so we can think and perform better. - When you get to the beach, study the waves and notice how they are breaking, also notice any current ... this is very helpful before you…
We Love working with kids, Airlie is one of our wonderful students. It was a bit of a process because she was shy with the ocean and a tiny bit scared. we are able to give her a proper theory and advanced coaching on her surfing. She got into it very fast and really went for it! Airly has the best attitude to learn and she was already at a point that she was having pure fun. From going straight down the line, to cross stepping! Wow, we really witness progress and it was awesome! Our lessons include Theory Warm up Ocean awareness tips Full equipment One on One instructor in the water Take your surfing to the next level, get loose and learn to have fun!
Our advanced longboard surf lessons are highly recommended if you are feeling stuck and really want to advance in surfing. Surf lessons in this type of softer beach is a plus that we have to offer. Perfect for the whole family. We make the experience worth it with professional coaching and getting into details. Jaco beach is perfect to practice new things and awesome for beginners.
One of the coolest advantages you have when booking with us is that we offer advanced surf lessons with Costa Rica Longboard Champ Daniel Alvarez. Its very normal to feel stuck sometimes in surfing, its always a good idea to receive professional coaching on details that you haven't noticed before. This is what our job is about, coaching you to become a better surfer, not only that, learning how to read the wave, forecast, to notice the type of conditions... We offer video coaching and one on one practice in the water. Its time to step it up! Become a better surfer!
Hola! We are married longboard surfers and our golden retriever Andy from the Dominican Republic. We owned Aloha Surf - Yoga - SUP in Punta Cana, Macao beach for 5 years. It was a very great experience where we learned a lot and gained experience. We had a beautiful surf spot for beginners in front of our school and the perfect cove for paddle yoga. With time we noticed that we needed to keep growing and gain more work experience, so we decided to Costa Rica. This process took us a while. Being here now has been a learning process! Already in so little time here we have accomplished so much and are very proud of it. We are certified as lifeguards, surf, yoga and sup instructors to provide the best service possible. We also offer all-inclusive packages with lodging in our beautiful casita called Casa Longboard. With goals and plans to keep growing as good humans, to help the community and also to grow a company. We enjoy to surf and study the beaches of Costa Rica and explore the nature side. Costa Rica is a beautiful country that has a lot to offer. Our lodge called Casa Longboard…
Our awesome guests, Francis, and Andrea enjoying our chillout area at Casa Longboard! our special guests from Germany were very excited to book with us, they took intense surf lessons and of course, explored Costa Rica Nature wise. The weather was beautiful during their stay. They had a really great experience with surfing, from being pushed to catching their own waves and learning how to read them. Francis and Andrea are a very cool married couple filled with life, they were always eager to get out there and explore. they wanted to see all the animals and see things they were not used to seeing in Germany, who could blame them? It would be very nice to have them back, Andrea is an osteopath and Francis is an Ear acupuncture specialist, they are hard-working people and decided to go all out during their vacation.
Beat the heat and dive into a waterfall. we have several waterfall tours available, Nauyaca waterfall is very special to us, its only 1hr and 30min from Casa longboard. 4 k hike to get there and then you find yourself with this amazing beautiful waterfall. the hike is not very hard however it does take some effort, we recommend taking snacks and water to hydrate on the way. When you get here, its very rewarding. The waterfall tours we are are extra cost, if you have any questions please ask away!
Costa Rica has so much to offer nature wise, sometimes its a matter of noticing. Between different types of beautiful birds and butterflies exists is a big variety! Respecting the wildlife is a must, animals are given space and we become aware of our surroundings, you never know what you might see around here. So please be aware! These types of monkeys are called White-faced capuchin, if you bother them they won't like it. However, they are not scared of humans and most of the times are looking for food. They are aware of us and the know whats up.
We have had the best families lately with the best vibes! Thank you to the Corder family for booking with us! Its been non-stop fun ever since. The Corder family is from North Carolina, Wesley is a retro surfer from all his life and his wife Jennifer longboard surfer is a Horse trainer and jumper, their children Airley and Corder are really cool kids, Airley takes the steps of her mother training to become a horse jumper and loves animals, she had a wonderful time surfing Costa Rica and gave it her best at all times in the water advancing many levels already learning how to cross step. Corder is super cool, look up the word cool in the dictionary and you will find Corders picture, he has a really great attitude, always stoked, loves to skateboard, surf and is fearless. They had a great time with our dog Andy also! We just didnt only surf, we had several nature adventures and hikes, exploring the beautiful costa rica, looking for animals and went to several waterfalls. it was a wonderful adventure! At casa longboard the enjoyed all of our meals, these kids can eat! It was a pleasure to have…
Big congrats to Daniel Alvarez for winning the title of National Longboard champ of Costa Rica! we are super stoked for this win. This is Daniels first year living in CR and already he has been able to perform with success. Its been a ride, sacrifices, working on flowing more, having fun, training properly and positive thinking! The final heat was intense with hard conditions, low tide and strong winds however the guys managed to make an exiting heat! Proud to be Dominicans and represent Thanks to our family and friends that have been super supportive and spreading good vibes, thanks to the Surf Federation of CR for giving Daniel the opportunity! much love
Check! Yesterday Brandon Sanford woke up determined to get barreled and so he did, several times! Great attitude, great wave selection, great timing! It was really cool to see our friend getting pitted. The waves are pumping Now in Costa Rica, don't miss out! From Longboard waves to sweet barrels. Brandon Sanford is a Surfer from the Dominican Republic, born and raised in Cabarete! He is also CEO of @dominicansurftrips, taking clients to the best surf spots of the Dominican Republic. Brandon came to stay with us at Casa Longboard, he has been surfing his whole life! Started boogie boarding when he was 4 and wrote his first wave on a longboard when he was 7 years old. Brandon is a shortboarder, he loves getting barreled, loves big waves and is currently psyching on longboard surfing. Brandon has the best energy and is very cool to be around and surf with! It was great to have you here with us, until next time! Good vibes!
Inside Casa Longboard! Beautifully decorated rooms with fresh light colors. Wake up to the sounds of nature, let go and relax. We really put a lot of love and work into this house and really take our time to clean it. Its very important for us that the house is in tip-top conditions for our guest. Master Bedroom- Fresh and spacious with a private bathroom, A king size bed, AC, big closet and TV available. Second Bedroom- Light curtains, the lighting in this room is very pleasant, AC Available and roof fan. Our kitchen- Fully equipped kitchen with complete amenities you need to prepare a nutritious meal We have a friendly workspace area you can use during your stay Our all-inclusive packages include -Airport transportation- Lodging- Surf lessons- Yoga lessons-Nature adventures-Meals. Are you ready to book Pura Vida Land?
After a wonderful surf training! Results after our lessons, surf level high! Awesome to work with such a cool group. This group had a very good attitude, gave it 100% and were able to have fun and catch waves. When you are learning how to surf, its all about having the proper equipment.
Taking it cool and calm. Detach and disconnect after an intense surf training! If you want to progress in the sport the only way to do it, its if you create a discipline and put in the hours, this way you will see results. it's pretty much how everything else works in life, are you ready to put in the effort?
Our guests Nicky and Josh are enjoying a wonderful vacation at Casa Longboard. Are you looking to relax? Well, we might have the perfect package for you. Relaxing vibes, vacation like a pro!
Surfer boys, we absolutely love working with kids, surfing is a wonderful discipline that creates agility, ocean awareness, consciousness and opens many doors. It's awesome to start at an older age, it takes sacrifices and commitment. However when you start younger everything is just easier, the best decision for the future! Pete, Alex and Jack surfing with Andy our surf dog Andy, Andy knows what's up, he's been on a board ever since he was 3 months old
Chill out spot! After a great surf session or a long productive day, relax and enjoy our hang out spot. Nothing but good vibes here. This is what you deserve, vacation like a pro. Ask about our all-inclusive packages.
Instructor Beth Alfonso. Love to longboard, true to this! Book us for an intense longboard coaching, step it up!
Coach Beth Alfonso working with Renata and Alex, mother and son. A big shaka to Renata for giving it her all in the water, the best attitude! We have been surrounded by lovely families these past days, can't wait to have them back! Surf like pros, book us now ! Family Vibes ! Ask for our all inclusive packages
Coach Beth, super stoked for my student, Irene, making progress! Productive day, worked on technique and style. Irene is a native Tica from San Jose that hired me to be her longboard Surf Coach. It's been very great working with her and she also gives me the opportunity to advise her on workouts for surfing, yoga and nutrition. All of this goes hand in hand and if you want to progress in the sport its very important to consider and change certain things. Her results have been very good she has the best attitude in the water. Book your Longboard Surf Coaching with us !
Daniel taking 3rd place in Santa Teresa! Very proud! Putting him in second place in the longboard surf ranking of Costa Rica. Great longboard surfing between the competitors and classic style. Santa Teresa was awesome! Loved the waves, the energy, and the trip driving there from Hermosa.
Casa Longboard Vacation Rental! Vacation like a pro! Stylish Casita with complete amenities just 5 mins away from firing waves in Playa Hermosa. Outdoor perks Pool area (stay cool) * We have a beautiful space for yoga and exercise. Don't want to deal with anything on vacation? Let us host you, ask about our surf - yoga-nature packages! Pura Vida.
Congrats to Daniel for 2nd place "Longboard category" in the Copa Surfing Republica at Nosara. The final had onshore conditions, it was great to see classic longboard surfing! The competition was held at Playa Guiones, great peaks, and really good waves for longboarding. Daniel is still in the 1st lead of the Longboard Surf ranking of Costa Rica
Daniel Alvarez took 1st place, longboard category, competing in the Copa Marley National Circuit at Cocles Beach, Costa Rica. This is a heavy beach break and the conditions were not easy with strong currents and open and closed barrels. It was very exciting to see all of the competitors killing it during the heats, gnarly conditions for everyone.
Daniel and Beth owned Aloha Surf-Yoga-SUP school in Macao Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for many years. Properly trained as professionals in the field. It was wonderful to be able to be a part of the client's experiences "the said" Macao is a beautiful bottom sand beach with crystal clear water, Daniel and Beth put a lot of work and effort into Aloha and now have decided that its time to keep growing and learning. Aloha is now Pura Vida Surf-Yoga-Nature