In 2004, Armel Menendez a waterman came to Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica in search of the perfect wave, and never left. After working for over 10 years as a Surf instructor in many different surf camps around the world, Armel finally decided to take his love of surfing and share it with the world. That was when, in the end at 2012, Soul Surf Surfing School was established, always keeping the commitment of love and respect for Mother Nature and the people.

Armel is a professional swimmer born in Cuba where he developed all his passion for the sea and its animals! Big wave surfer and waterman, he spent more hours on the water doing what he loves. Our school is located in the beautiful and small town Playa Hermosa of Jaco, on the central pacific of Costa Rica. Playa Hermosa is famous for having some of the best and most amazing waves in the world – but don’t be fooled by its reputation, as there is always a spot breaking perfect smaller waves like Jaco, Esterillos, and Playa Agujas ideal for beginner surfers beach breaks, point breaks, and reef breaks.

… From the first timer to the advanced surfer, we will deliver the surfing experience of your life!

Surf, surf, surf – the surf in Costa Rica is legendary and there are conditions to suit all levels of surfers – from gentle beach breaks to world class snarling reef breaks like Salsa Brava on the Caribbean side. There is surf all year around. The Soul Surf Surfing School team has more than 10 years’ experience and will ensure that you spend more time in the water at the right spot.

Soul Surf Surfing is the perfect option if you want to focus on surf with a comprehensive service including surf lessons, Stand Up Paddle (SUP) tours, board rental and coaching for all levels available.