At Corky Carroll’s Surf School, our goal is simple: to provide an exciting, safe, instructional surfing experience for any skill level. We achieve this by combining ocean awareness with expert knowledge and proven techniques in a fun, educational environment to help every student become a better surfer.
Who we are
Corky Carroll’s Surf School is a 2nd generation, family-owned and operated business that has been providing professional surf instruction for over 20 years. Our original surf school was opened in 1996 out of Huntington Beach, CA. Two years later In 1998, the business expanded to include an international location in Nosara, Costa Rica and was founded as the very first surf school in that area. With a surf camp in Costa Rica, the family decided to open the doors to their nearby private property, introducing an all-inclusive “Surf & Stay” vacation experience to travelers and surfers visiting the area.
After the original owner Rick Walker announced his retirement in the summer of 2014, the business was passed on to his children Kelsey and Collin, who continue to own and operate the schools, along with their spouses.