Costa Rica is a Spanish speaking country. It’s also a country that is known for its incredible surf conditions and waves. Aside from general perks to being able to speak the local language in a country you’re visiting, it can also enhance your trip in ways you probably haven’t thought about.
The greatest and most unique aspect of our Spanish courses is the fact that we teach beyond a textbook. We insert our students into the community and allow them to practice the language with local speakers. We also weave our lessons into the additional courses and programs that students sign up for. Our goal is to allow you the opportunity to apply the language to everyday situations and real-life experiences.
If you’ve been following us at all you’ll know that surfing is an everyday situation here at School of the World! We’ve gathered some common phrases and questions that will help you talk to the locals about the conditions of the ocean, whether or not it’s safe for you to surf and where to go to catch the best waves.
Pura Vida & Vamos a Surfear!
Speak Spanish Like the Locals!
Spanish: ¡Hay Mucho Viento/ Mucha Corriente!
English: There is a lot of wind/current!
Spanish: ¡Las Olas Estan Muy Huecas/Empinadas!
English: The waves are very hollow/steep!
Spanish: ¿Quieres Surfear?
English: Do you want to go surfing?
Spanish: ¿Me Puedes Mostrar Los Mejores Lugares Para Surfear?
English: Can you show me the best surf spots?
Spanish: ¿De Qué Tamaño Es Tu Tabla?
English: What size is your surfboard?
Spanish: ¿Qué Tal Las Olas?
English: How are the waves?
Spanish: ¡Está Algo Picado!
English: It’s a little choppy!
Spanish: ¿Cuándo Hay Marea Alta/Baja?
English: When is the low tide/high tide?
We believe that being able to speak the local language only enhances your experience in the waves.
Combine Surf and Spanish for the Ultimate Trip!
Split your day between surfing and Spanish lessons with our combined program package.
You will receive surf lessons from the best instructors in Jacó and language courses that meet International university standards for Spanish study all in a fun and relaxing environment. Our two program combo is a great option if you’d like some structure in your day while also having plenty of free time to go on adventures, relax, continue studying and making the most out of your time in Costa Rica.
Check out our Surf + Spanish combo course and Pura Vida!