Kalon Surf School, Costa Rica: The steamy jungle of Costa Rica's south Pacific coast provides a lush backdrop here. Tuition focuses on long-term, sustainable techniques. Meanwhile, accommodation is in a luxurious mansion where rooms have ocean views, balconies and hammocks and the open kitchen provides cold beers, fresh fruit and three-course dinners.
Kalon Surf School, Dominical, Costa Rica (001 949 342 6216; kalonsurf.com). One-week packages from US$1,930 (£1,287) pp, all-inclusive.