20+ Years of Surf Lessons

Choose your destination; Huntington Beach, California or Nosara, Costa Rica. Since 1996, we’ve kept it simple and consistent by focusing on muscle memory methods and coaching fundamentals known as our “nine steps of surfing.” Our nine custom surfing fundamentals or “steps” were implemented by surfing’s first professional surfer, Corky Carroll. A 3x U.S. surfing champion and 3x international surfing champion.

Costa Rica Surf Resort

Nosara, Costa Rica Surf Resort Palm Trees at Corky Carroll's Surf School

All Inclusive Surf & Stay

1-on-1 private surf lesson

4 minute walk to the beach

Large selection of surfboards

Original surf school in Nosara

Summer Surf Camp

Grom ripping it up during a morning session

Get Stoked in HB

For kids ages 8 +

Step-by-step surf lessons

4:1 Student-to-Instructor ratio

Fun, group setting

Junior Surf Camp

Learning to Surf at Corky Carroll's Beach Adventure Surf Camp

Beach Adventure Fun

For kids ages 4- 8

1:1 surf instruction

Gain ocean confidence

Junior Lifeguard Prep

Private Surfing Lessons

Costa Rica Surf Resort Private Lesson

Learn to Surf in Surf City

Open year round

Professional instructors

25 years of experience

Group lessons also available

Corky Carroll’s has a 5-star rating on Google & Yelp!! Surf City USA Rated us Number 1 surf school for 2018!!

We love this team, from the awesome owners to the great staff they hire. I have trusted them with my children’s lives for five years now and I never regret it. Beyond their skill level improving, my three kids love the instructors and always make great friends. If you want a fun and safe learning environment for your children, their surf school can’t be beat. Year after year, they impress me.

Sarah B.

This is our 10th year coming to Corky Carroll’s surf camp and we love it! My niece and nephew had the best week. The instructors are super motivating and energetic! Keith and Kelsey are amazing and make you feel like part of their surf family. The organization and daily routine is top notch. Each day is a fun filled adventure!

Nikki S.

A group of co workers and I had never surfed before. This is the place to go if you want to learn to surf. The owner is an awesome guy with a love for surfing and took great care of me and my friends. All we had to do was show up. They provided high quality wetsuits and surfboards. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to have a great time and learn how to surf!

Patrick D.