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Why Surfing School in Costa Rica is Fun and Just Makes Total Sense


Surfing is simply one of those types of recreational sports that looks both greatly entertaining and effortless at the same time. When you see that moment when the professional surfer makes contact with that epic wave, it is a truly inspiring snapshot of what aspiring surfers all dream about the most. This may be an amazingly moving moment but for all of those surfers who are just starting out, it makes absolute sense to tell them that there is a lot of great skill involved with surfing. With every skill that we developed, it needs to take a little time and mastering which always calls for a great work ethic and lots of practice. This is why attending surf school Costa Rica is one of the best decisions that any surfer can make.

Luckily, surfing happens to be one of the most beloved sports in existence and because of that, there happens to be tons of great knowledge and tips that can be passed on to those who are eager to learn the sport. Costa Rica surf lessons will enable a person to learn the true spirit of the sport, along with the various special methods, tactics, patience and fortitude that it ultimately takes to become a fantastic surfer.

Learn the Appropriate Techniques to be the Best Surfer You Can Be

Costa Rica surf lessons show you just about everything you could ever possibly need to know about when it comes to all things surfing. You will be enabled effective learning regarding all of the basics surrounding the sport of surfing. You will also be lessoned on how to maintain adequate posture, techniques, the various equipment utilized and just about pretty much everything you would like to find out.

A Costa Rica surf school will also teach you all the vital safety measures, like what is the proper protocol to activate when you fall off a surfboard in the process of real life action. If you have any specific question regarding surfing, the instructor will be more than happy to fill you in on what you want to know and need to know.

If you were to take one thing from these highly important lessons, it would more than likely come from the instructor’s feedback in relation to what you are doing wrong and what you are doing right. That is when the surfing instructor will enlighten you on the things that you need accomplish in order to render essential surfing methods. If you ever find yourself totally unsure of what you are trying to achieve, you will always have the support around via an incredible and experienced staff to help you out and get you back on the right track.

Enjoy Meeting New People

Another thing that is really great about surf school Costa Rica is that you will be able to meet people who are within the same level of skill as you and not to mention interest, so it will also end up being a great experience from the social aspect. So, what you have to do is get signed up as soon as you possibly can and begin your road to becoming a fully well-rounded surfer that knows the in’s-and-out’s of the sport. All you have to do is just look at all of the surf school costa rica reviews, you can see right away that there are more than enough happy people riding the waves the right way.

A brief history of

Corky Carroll’s Surf School

Written by: Collin Walker


Everyone has a story on how they were introduced to surfing. Most of the time it involves someone who sets an impression on you, a character. Our typical family household was taken over by the surf business, here’s how Corky Carroll’s Surf School was created.
Rick Walker, my dad, had been commuting from Orange County to Los Angeles for the past 12 years working two jobs. The majority of his time was consumed by Life in Sports, a television show he produced. The show featured interviews with professional athletes from the past, present, and future. His goal was to grab the interest of not only the adults of the household but also the children. A sports show that families could watch together.
Life in Sports was not the success he anticipated, but the wave of change for Rick Walker, was soon to catch his attention.
I was 10 years old when I was converted to surfing. None of it was planned, it just happened. My mother’s friend invited me to join her son along with his friends for a week of learning how to surf. The man who taught us how to surf was a school teacher, ironically his name was Rick too. On the last day of our surfing week he arranged a BBQ at the beach inviting the parents.

 At the BBQ, my dad, Rick Walker, mentioned to Rick how he had tried surfing as a teenager. Rick suggested that my dad take the surfboard for a ride. My dad declined. Rick insisted, but my dad showed zero interest. Ready to show off my new skills, I voiced up. “ Come on dad, let’s go get one”

We rode our first wave together, and it took just that one wave for my dad to get hooked.

 By Monday of the coming week he ordered a surfboard and was surfing every morning before work. It wasn’t long until he couldn’t help but notice that his hometown had no surf schools. San Clemente had surf programs, but no surf schools in Huntington Beach!

 In October of 1995, at the Wind n Sea surf shop on Main St. Huntington Beach, Rick Walker approached Corky Carroll with the surf school concept, I don’t remember Corky’s exact words but his body language said it all. His arms stretched out wide and his smile seemed to stretch even wider. He obviously agreed to what my dad was proposing to him. I didn’t know it yet, but my world was about to change.

 I hadn’t yet seen someone glide across the surface of the ocean like he did. He didn’t even miss a wave, I thought to myself “This is why the surf school is called, Corky Carroll’s and not Rick Walker’s, this guy makes it look easy.”

My parents Rick and Karen took a risk and adventured into a new career path. We were not a typical surfing family, we were just a family, working together. They chose to name the surf school Corky Carroll’s, not only for his professional surfing accomplishments but for being a Huntington Beach surfing icon. He is responsible for the fundamentals and techniques that we are still using today. His professional surfing accomplishments include; winning over 100 surfing competitions including 4 time national surfing champion and 5 time international champion.

 Just as families grow and change, so has Corky Carroll’s Surf School. Rick Walker, our dad, announced his retirement at the end of this past summer. As of November 1st 2014 Kelsey and I are owners of Corky Carroll’s Surf School, an idea started from our parents, now a dream come true for my sister and I.

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