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Address: Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 6785-7984

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Amazing surf lessons with William

I've had a couple of lessons on and off before and decided to book with these guys while I was visiting Bocas. So glad I did! Had the best time on Carenero and William's the best... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
May L
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've had a couple of lessons on and off before and decided to book with these guys while I was visiting Bocas. So glad I did! Had the best time on Carenero and William's the best surf instructor I've had. Go out there with him and he'll help you catch the best waves, he knows it well. We stayed out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had my first surf lessons here: and the lesson started with the question; do you want a picture that says you surfed or do you actually want to learn how to surf? I reaaaally wanted to learn. My instructor, William, was rather though and was not fooling around. He told me the ugly truth that I had to fight hard... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This store has a very good location at the downtown Colon Island. I went there to fix my surf board and to rent one while my was getting fixed. I was very pleased with the service that an Argentine call Franco gave me, he was very nice and helpful. They do have a good selection to rent and sell. Good... More 

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Thank Jhony M
Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I was there for shopping, not for lessons. Franco was very friendly and helpful, not only when it comes to host you at the shop, but also explaining the surf landscape and spots! If they don't have what you need, they will do their best to help you anyways! Definitely a landmark in Bocas del Toro.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I always knew I wanted to try out surfing, I just never had the confidence to get up and do it! Upon arrival in Panama I promised myself I would book some lessons and was told the best place to do them was Bocas Del Toro. The thing I valued the most about this place was that it was less... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My 10 year olds had a fantastic time out with ESD today. The water was flat but the guys managed to find some small waves and it worked out great. Kids surfed and had so much fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first ever surfing lesson, and I stood up. William and Josecito were super helpful and made me feel comfortable and at ease straight away. Highly recommend, thanks guys.

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Thank Emma L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

William our surf instructor for our lesson was great. He took his time to make sure we knew the basics before we got picked up by boat to hit the waves. We highly recommend EDM Surf School and the instructor William! Thanks for a fun day!

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Thank Fredrik D
Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I took my first surf lesson in Bocas del Toro and I dont regreat, was able to stand up the first time and ended up taking 2 more classes. William the instructor is the coolest guy ever, he did a great job in the theory part and then in the water, I am very thankful to him, he showed me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

My very fist surf lesson with William and I stood up! William was super helpful and made me feel safe. Bibis beach is a great place to surf with good waves and beauty all around. I highly recommend William as a surf instructor.

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