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Address: Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
Phone Number:
+1 787-366-1689
Fee: Yes

Puntas Surf School gives private and group lessons daily. Melissa Taylor...

Puntas Surf School gives private and group lessons daily. Melissa Taylor has been giving surf lessons in Puerto Rico since 2002 and created Puntas Surf School in 2007. She is still the only female instructor in Rincon and she has a team of guy and girl instructors so each lesson has all the help and information they can get! Nolan is her head instructor. He is very patient, informative, personable, and always has a smile on his face! The goal for Melissa and her instructors is to provide an educational, invigorating, and unforgettable experience in the surfing capital of the carribbean; Rincon, Puerto Rico. Our school provides lessons for beginners, intermediate, and those who just want to get to the next level! All ages are welcome and we provide a variety of different surfboards!

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Girls surf trip

This school rocks! Melissa and her husband Nolan, who own the shop and school, are so awesome. Nolan and another instructor Chris took 4 of us girls out who had never surfed... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

This school rocks! Melissa and her husband Nolan, who own the shop and school, are so awesome. Nolan and another instructor Chris took 4 of us girls out who had never surfed before and within a few hours had (most) of us up on our boards. Nolan and Chris were such great teachers, spending time with each of us to... More 

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I had the opportunity to have 4 one on one lessons with Nolan and have to say I learned so much. He was very knowledgable and focused on every aspect from reading the waves to slight foot placement changes. Melissa and Nolan were a great to work and there was always great communication from the introduction email. I will definitely... More 

Thank Troy E
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Puntas Surf School is the best! Nolan gave me a super lesson, I learned a ton, and appreciated his years of knowledge on the local surfing spots. My friend and I rented great quality boards from them for the rest of the visit. The new Surf Shop is fabulous! Melissa has a nice mix of local made jewelry, clothing, and... More 

Thank Lewes11
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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed at the Palmas Bungalows owned by Melissa and signed up to do a surf lesson while we were there. It was the first time for all of us and Chris and Sean made it great. They were very knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging. After our lesson, we ate lunch at Mi Familias pizzeria per a recommendation... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

We had six people with two instructors. The group aged from 8 to 45 of varying athletic ability. Chris and Nolan did a great job with each person at their ability. If we would have tried this on our own we would have been injured on the rocks and would never of caught a wave. Melanie did a nice job... More 

Thank Russ P
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Nolan was encouraging, positive, and clear in his instruction. I am a total beginner and had a semi-private lesson. He is a terrific teacher, and I would highly recommend him to newbie surfers.

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

We went to Puntas Surf School on a recommendation from a friend and they were incredible! Our instructor was Sean and he was awesome- so cool, friendly and helpful. They're clearly very knowledgeable and take you to whichever beach seems best for the day. So glad we tried it!

Thank Erin C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Bryan, Melissa, John & the resident MMA fighter gave us an amazing lesson. We had a group of 15 who were all beginner level. They were very professional, remembered all our names, and kept is incident free all afternoon. Highly recommend them. Truly passionate and gifted

Thank Keven B
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Melissa was great and flexible setting things up. Sean was a great instructor, safety conscious, fun, chill.

Thank RyanE2012
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

I took 4 lessons when I was in Rincon, and had both Nolan and Melissa as my instructors over the course of my visit. They provided constant feedback during my lesson and were incredibly attentive. I improved every single day and began to have more and more confidence in my surfing ability. Safety is important to them as well and... More 

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