SurfX at Award-Winning Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Continues to Innovate with Elevated Guest Experiences in Some of the World's Most Famous Breaks

Renowned SurfX, a locally inspired outfitter, unveils new programs for surfers of all skill levels
January 12, 2023,
Costa Rica

The water surrounding Peninsula Papagayo offers limitless opportunities for surf enthusiasts staying at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica. From paddling into the first waves to catching a barrel, the SurfX team works with each guest to perfect their surf skills.  Every surf lesson starts at SurfX HQ at Playa Blanca, where guests meet their instructor, chat about the conditions, are matched with a board, and board a boat towards their surf adventure.

“We can't wait to introduce guests to the perfect breaks alongside Peninsula Papagayo,” says Hanna Storrosten, SurfX founder. “The beauty of surfing with Four Seasons is that afterwards, guests can unwind with a surf-inspired spa treatments, savour fresh local cuisine, or embark on a new adventure – on land or the water.”

Surf Lessons

Learn the building blocks of the sport with Surf 101. This beginner's class brings guests to the gentle waves of playa Iguanita or Playa Prieta for family-friendly fun. Beginner surfers learn on the sand, followed by paddling out towards their first wave. This introductory lesson is great for first-time surfers, or as a refresher course.

Once guests are ready for more, Surf Santa Rosa and Witch’s Rock awaits. Only accessible by boat, this break was made famous by the 1963 surf movie Endless Summer. With an ancient rock formation and rolling mountains as the backdrop, it promises nearly year-round perfect barrels for an unforgettable surf session.

Advanced surfers can dive deeply into two surf immersion programs that promise to elevate their skills and technique and connect them to Costa Rican surf culture:

Surf Boost is a two-day experience that offers surfers an opportunity to refine and sharpen their skills with new technologies that provide eye-opening insight. Expert instructors will meet guests on their surfing journey for in and out of the water coaching and training to enhance their surfing ability.

Jump in for a day-long road trip down the monkey trail to discover Guanacaste’s surf culture and pristine beaches. From little beach towns with consistently good breaks such as Playa Avellanas to local mainstays such as Playa Tamarindo, Surf Local offers an unforgettable discovery of Costa Rica. After waves and lunch, guests will look behind the curtain at Che Boards, a local surfboard shaper using his own balsam trees to create custom-made boards.

Surf Wellness

After a day out on the water, guests can treat themselves to an extensive array of wellness treatments designed by surfers to complement their needs.

From the Wipeout Massage to release tired muscles to holistic workshops such as Mind Over Matter breathwork or the Ninja Surf Flow to focus on balance, core stability and flexibility.


Celebrate surf culture with Shakafest, a pop-up event with interactive activities such as the ice bath challenge, pop-up workshops on balance boards tight rope walking, surf ninja flow and local designer trunk shows.