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Great staff, options & prices for beach fun!

We rented surf boards, skim boards, bikes and bought T-shirts from the Banana Surf Shop. This shop... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stevensfam4travels
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Seattle, Washington
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Great place to learn how to surf

Melazzo and his team run a store right on the main drag in Tamarindo on Playa Tamarindo (Tamarindo... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
John L
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Playa Tamarindo | Beach Store : Next to Super Mercado Las Palmeras . Corner Store : in front of Hotel Zullimar, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rented surf boards, skim boards, bikes and bought T-shirts from the Banana Surf Shop. This shop has the best prices, options and staff in town. The owner is fabulous exuding Pura Vida. The bikes could use a little better maintenance but with the issues...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Melazzo and his team run a store right on the main drag in Tamarindo on Playa Tamarindo (Tamarindo beach). We had two instructors (Pablo and Gino) for a surf lesson for 5 people. They did a great job. I had been to Tamarindo beach one...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Don’t rent a surboard from small peddlers on the beach. At Banana surf club, surfing is more than a lifestyle!! They also sell cooool shirts, dude :)

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

had 2 adults and 4 kids to surf. 2nd time to this location. clear instruction but made it fun. takes their time. good critiques and no pressure situation. and took plenty of time with the family while on the water and made time for each....More

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Our instructors were Rollo and Kurt (perhaps Kirk? Sorry I did not ask for certainty). They were both very good but I must give more props to Kurt. I don't know if he is a regular instructor but I would highly recommend requesting him if...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Rollo taught me to surf in a couple of hours just days after my 50th birthday! Even if you think it's impossible, I encourage you to give it a shot. They'll probably get you up...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 27 December 2017

I paid for my mom and I to do the lesson but it ended up just being me because mom chickened out when it came time to hit the water. Our instructor was Manuel. HE WAS AMAZING!!!! For 2 hours he coached me in the...More

Thank Khrys R
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We checked out Banana Surf School after not being totally happy with another school. It was absolutely worth it. Our instructor Kurt was a very friendly guy who really helped us to improve our skills. He corrected even little details when we were surfing and...More

Thank BenCologne
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

My sister and I took a surf lesson and had a great time. Our instructor was patient, fun to hang with for the afternoon and gave us some tips for places around town, etc. With so many places to choose from for lessons we got...More

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Evi G, Surf instructor at Banana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Thanks for this amazing rewiev . We are happy that you and your sister chose Us for your surf lesson . Gracias y Pura Vida πŸ‡¨πŸ‡·πŸ„πŸ˜„πŸ‘Œ

Reviewed 2 October 2017

My kids and I try to surf when we can when we travel. Note - we are new to surfing. We talked to one of the guys a few days ahead of our day we set aside for surfing and he told us it was...More

Thank Ben R
Evi G, Director General at Banana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for review We are glad you all are happy with the surf lesson . Kurt is a great instructor . Pura vida !

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