A friend of mine had just visited Tamarindo and recommended Mato’s surf shop for lessons. It was a great recommendation. They have excellent lessons for kids and are very experienced with working with younger children. I had heard of an experience with another family that the instructor they hired on the beach left his kids after an hour unsupervised. My son who is nine‘s instructor‘s name was Frank. He was great! Motto was a pleasure to met and has a really impressive line of his own surfboards, which were recycled from old boards.