What is CrossFit?


Known as functional fitness, the CrossFit philosophy is all about moving your body in a variety of ways at high intensity, all of which can be done in every day life. 

Merging several sports together - gymnastics, running, weightlifting, etc.- the workouts are designed to fully encompass natural movements of the body. 

Simply put, CrossFit's speciality is not specializing.Each class is designed to enhance every area of fitness: flexibility, strength and endurance. But the real motivation comes from your fellow classmates - those members in the gym who are pushing themselves as well. With like-minded people in each class, the workouts become fun, as well as motivating. This is when the gym becomes a community. 

Check us out!


If you aren't familiar with CrossFit, come try a class! We have many classes scheduled each day, and our small class sizes ensure you will get an intimate experience. 

A certified CrossFit coach is right beside you every step of the way, helping to improve your form, ensure the movements are performed correctly, while also giving you a boost of encouragement along the way.

If you are practice CrossFit regularly, come check out our gym. We've got classes every day.

Our gym is located in the idyllic Playa Potrero, on Costa Rica's Gold Coast.  We are one block from the beach, so come and enjoy a dip in the Pacific Ocean after you work out.

About the Coaches


Nick and Sam started Pacific Wave CrossFit just up the road in Tamarindo, in July 2016.  After falling in love with CrossFit in Belgium, this Spanish/Scottish-English duo decided to call Costa Rica home, and bring their love of CrossFit with them.

Gary and Rachel started doing CrossFit in Maroubra, Sydney, Australia.  They left their CrossFit community when they departed Sydney to travel the world with their two daughters, and decided to call Costa Rica home in August 2016.  

After training with Nick and Sam for almost a year they have joined forces to open CrossFit Surfside.

Nick, Sam, Gary and Rachel are all certified CrossFit coaches, giving this gym a definite international flavour!