Learn to surf, make lifelong friends, and enjoy the tropical beach lifestyle.

While we're not a resort, we offer many of the comforts of one. Along with the relaxed vibe of a surf camp for 'grown ups'.

Our location in the heart of the Hermosa "surf zone" gives you the freedom to take full advantage of the best conditions. Check the tides, grab your board, let's surf!


It starts here.


I learned something from everyone I met over the course of my week at Shaka. Good people, the right kind of people. Rare types of people. You can travel the world and hope to find a place that consolidates experience and excellence with authenticity and then you find it... Mike and the team put their heart into it and take risks to make your dream come alive. He and they live the life they teach and show you...
— Ankur P, Shaka Guest

Who We are

Meet Mike and Frank and the rest of the Shaka family. These people are passionate about Shaka, surfing, and living a life guided by their dreams. It's real stuff.

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how we teach

Do you dream of learning to surf in the warm tropical waters of Costa Rica?    Then we are here to make it happen for you.

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Book Now

Head over to our bookings page to reserve your villa today. Traveling with young kids? Consider booking the whole of Shaka. We'd be happy to make that happen for you.

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Surf Your Mind

Special Event - 1-week Introduction to Mindfulness workshops, delivered by registered psychologist Michelle Wharton.

Come learn to surf, and learn to 'surf your mind'. Why? Because your mind deserves a holiday as much as your body.

Check out the Surf Your Mind website for prices and more details.