This is something I wanted to do for SO long. I had been planning this entire surfing trip to Costa Rica, but my roommate/best friend and I had only been able to take a week off work, and when we got there, there were so many other things to pack in that we only ended up taking one surf lesson. But it was totally worth it!
Our instructor was the absolute coolest. He was so laid back (as everyone is in my favourite place on Earth, Puerto Viejo). He lived in the jungle. He didn't spend half the lesson on the sand teaching us techniques as a teacher may have over here. He got us right into the water and we both stood up after about 20 minutes! We rode little wave after little wave and it was truly awesome. Afterwards, our instructor ran up the beach and disappeared. He came back with a fresh pineapple and a knife, and cut it up for us right there on the beach. So perfect.