The Shack Surf School
The Shack Surf School
4.5
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The Shack Surf School is located at Bai Dai Beach which is 23 kilometers South of Nha Trang at the Shack Restaurant and Bar. We offer lessons for all experience levels and have over 18 boards to choose from. Our instructors are experienced surfers and fluent in English. In addition to surfboards, we also rent Stand up Paddle Boards. We also serve up GREAT FOOD. Please contact the Shack's website for more info and to arranged discounted transportation.
Nha Trang, Vietnam

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Anri
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
We had an amazing snorkeling and scuba diving adventure with these guys! The staff is incredibly friendly and attentive. We were well informed and taken care of every step of the way. Totally worth it and great value for money!
Written 13 February 2021
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MadisonbGalbraitj96
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
My girlfriend and I just got into Nha trang early this morning and spent most of the morning catching up on sleep from the nightmares of the night bus. We went onto trip advisor and found "the shack" it looked nice and all reviews were good so we decided to give it a go. To get there by taxi cost us $362000 (dong) which was puzzling as one of the reviews said it cost 250000 but once we got down to the shack and talked to the owners they were kind enough to offer us a lift back to our hotel once they had closed. This lead to a few beers and a lovely afternoon on a very nice beach. Would definitely come back just to say hello to the staff again!
Written 12 April 2016
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Remi B
Ares, France40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
A great place to relax and have drinks served by the adorable young french couple who owns the place. Take a surf or a paddle board while waiting for the fresh seafood lunch which you will grill on your own BBQ.
Not many waves when I was there, but go in the fall for great surfing. If you're a beginner, Céline will teach you and you will end up standing on your board at the end of the day!
Written 20 June 2014
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Suzannie_Vancity
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2011
My very first surfing experience was in Vietnam with Brian at Shack Surf School. Brian was so patient and kind. He made learning how to surf so easy! He explained everything so well and made sure that before the end of our 1 hour session I was up on the board almost every time! I wish I didn't live so far away, so I could go surfing again, I LOVED IT!!
Thanks Brian :)
Written 29 May 2011
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Annie Farley
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
Went on a snorkelling/ scuba trip. It was great and the guys on the boat were so friendly and made a cool vibe. The shack itself is at a very beautiful part of the beach (I think the best spot along the beach) so worth a visit!
Written 13 February 2021
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phred7
Japan22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Headed up from hcmc to da nang and read reviews on this place. It is a shack...nestled between many similar at the n end of the beach. We are here in December (surf season for the region) and it seems off season for the place (few visitors).

Roman was the consummate host.

He has a decent selection of boards short and long and many "fun board" models. His rental rate is very cheap (paid $3.50 for boogie board for the day).

Board rentals a few bucks an hour. Glad I did not haul mine along.

The break is a beach break...so the sets were closed out but seemed like fun ones on occasion. Spent the day pushing my son into the shore break so did not surf. Plan to return before we leave. His place was that good.

Call him to arrange transportation. $25 round trip from the city

Written 24 December 2014
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Shontel80
Siem Reap, Cambodia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
After reading the review on tripadvisor we decided to take a taxi to the Shack while staying in Nha Trang. Our taxi driver ended up dropping us off at wrong place and told us that The Shack was closed. He of course dropped us to another beach shacky style restaurant with a similar set up (all the restaurants face the water with reclining chairs to lounge in) and the staff tried to lure us to go there but we were determined to find 'The Shack' as we had read about the great food. So we headed on to the beach in search for it and initially we were bitterly disappointed. The sand is covered in all types of litter which was extremely off putting. But we perceived and hunted up and down the beach until we stumbled across The Shack and we were delighted to see that that end of the beach was much cleaner.The private beach in front of The Shack was in fact spotless with no rubbish on the sand and the food and drinks were great. We hired a double tube and despite the fact that we only one child in our group of 4 we still managed to spend hours playing on it. We also got chatting to some other travelers and had an absolutely fabulous day. It was well worth the drive.
Written 2 May 2014
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Sharon W
Istanbul, Türkiye16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2012 • Friends
Fantastic times at Tippy's Surf Shack - we spent two full days there and would have slept there had there been hammocks! Got a surf lesson form Tippy - my first ever - and it was great, very well explained and there was a full safety explanation as well. Food was excellent - really nice fish tacos and fresh fish and chips. Definitely recommended - the beach was private-ish, more than in Nha Trang township, nice vibes... worth renting a bike and biking out, it's pretty easy to find. Enjoy!
Written 27 June 2012
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nachoussia
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
One of the owners was very rude. The spot is very beautiful and away from everything. Mayor constructions are been built along the beach
Written 18 May 2018
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jco631
70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
I went over there to rent a board and surf on my own.
It was perfect, you can chose the board you want between a large choice and go surfing as you want.
Perfect spot and good waves when I was there.
Written 14 April 2018
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