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We’re a Surf School located in Las Terrenas (Samana, Dominican Republic). We welcome surfers of all levels and offer the following services: Surf Lessons for all levels Day Trips to Surf Spots around the area Surf n’ Stay accommodation packages...more
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Playa Bonita, Las Terrenas 32000, Dominican Republic
+1 829-410-4949
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Very helpful staff and great boards to ride on! Had a good time chatting with the owner and got some good tips for things to do in town.

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Let start by saying Johannes is a fantastic instructor. My wife who had never surfed before was in exceedingly attentive care by Johannes and his staff. He explained things very clearly and demonstrated every skill. Then he would help get learn the basics of each...More

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Johannes K, Inhaber at Pirata Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

We are happy that you were satisfied and would look forward to seeing you again! Thank you for choosing Pirata Surf School!

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Our family of 4 had a wonderful 5 days of lessons with Pirata. Johannes was really helpful responding to my (likely neurotic) questions ahead of time. When we arrived at Samaná, our car rental was not available (see my other reviews on this!!) and Johannes...More

Thank ACanadianreviewer
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Pirata Surf School is the place to go if you want to surf in Las Terrenas, are a beginner and want to learn, or know how to surf and want to improve your technique. I went to Las Terrenas with the intention of getting out...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience! Johannes was super knowledgeable and professional. Learned a lot from him and Saori. The place is safe too. Loved it and will definitely go back when I'm in the area.

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We can't say enough about our experience at Pirata Surf School! To begin...parking is in a very safe and monitored parking lot. The beach is breath taking and there is no need for water shoes or life jackets as the bottom is completely sandy, the...More

Thank Christina W
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Johannes prevented us from paddle-surfing because of the wind conditions. It didn't look bad to me but he is the honest expert. Others would push the limits to get your money. We went back the following day and it was lots of fun. When you...More

Thank J A
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Playa Bonita in Las Terrenas is amazingly beautiful beach and surf spot and Pirata Surf School is THE place to get your lessons or board rental. The place has good vibes, great board selection for all levels and very professional instructors. I loved the place!...More

Thank Marcel1981
Johannes K, Inhaber at Pirata Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

We are glad that you liked your stay here and i hope that we can soon catch some waves together again. Take care!!!;)

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Really good boards, great enviroment and super friendly staff. Highly recommended. Big thanks to the surf school manager Johannes, you're the man!

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend really wanted a surf lesson during our trip to the Dominican Republic. Even though our resort was ~45 minutes away, Johannes (the owner) greatly helped us plan our day. The lesson was excellent (quite clear and efficient), the waves perfect for the level...More

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