About Us

The Ultimate Surf Retreat

Mucho gusto! We provide a fun surf n’ stay experience with personalized surf coaching at our all-inclusive resort in Nosara, Costa Rica.

Sunset Playa Guiones Nosara Costa Rica

What We’re About

Pure surf. Pure fun. Pure life.

We’re all about sharing the surfing lifestyle with others. We combine the Costa Rican motto of “pura vida” with professional surf coaching to create stress-free, laid-back, fun experiences for all ages and ability levels, both in and out of the water. We want our guests to feel less like they’re staying at a hotel, and more like they’re hanging with friends and family on a surf adventure. Surfing is our way of life, and we are passionate, excited and grateful to share all it has to offer with you.

Charley and Weylen paddling
Playa Guiones Surf Lesson High Five
Stoked surfers at Playa Guiones
Woman surfing Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica
Vintage Collin and Charley Walker at Playa Guiones

Our Story

Paradise Found

It all started in 1996, when California surfer Rick Walker teamed with Corky Carroll — the first pro surfer — to form a surf school in Huntington Beach, named after the legend himself. As things took off, they organized surf trips to idyllic Costa Rica. Loving it so much, Rick opened a surf n’ stay there in 1998, inspired by the “secret spot” surf camps every surfer dreams of. Today, Rick’s kids keep the stoke pumping, with Kelsey and her husband managing stateside in HB, and Collin and his wife Yaya hosting at our resort here in Nosara.

Our Team

Meet Your Surf Crew

Collin and Yaya Walker with their kids

Collin & Yaya Walker

Collin and Yaya are the gracious hosts of our resort. Born in Southern California, Collin’s interest in surfing was the catalyst for our surf school. He later moved to Costa Rica where he took over the reins and met Yaya. A true tica, Yaya was born and raised in Nosara. For them, our resort isn’t just a business, it’s their home. And they and their kids — Charley, Weylen and William — would love to share it with you.

Kelsey Coleman

Kelsey Coleman

Co-owner | Trip Coordinator

Patrick Robles surf instructor

Patrick “Pato” Robles

Surf Coach | Media Guru

Oscar Vargas surf instructor

Oscar Vargas

Surf Coach

Doyls Rojas

Doyls Rojas

Surf Coach

Kai Surf Videographer in Nosara

Kai Lopez

Surf Videographer | Guide

Jerry Corky Carroll's handyman and surf trip guide in Nosara

Jerry “Resina” Rosales

Handyman | Guide