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First time surfers, we all learned to surf!

We were staying at Cala Luna and booked surf classes through the Surf Academy. Rudolpho and Victor... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Great surfing lesson

Victor picked us up from our hotel and drove us back after we had lunch on the beach. He was an... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Janet N
Weston, Florida
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Tamarindo Surf Academy is affiliated with the spectacular Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas, nestled in a quiet suburb five minutes from Tamarindo and on a secluded beach, Playa Langosta, which has its own set of barrels and A-frames for...more
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Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 8829 3195
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We were staying at Cala Luna and booked surf classes through the Surf Academy. Rudolpho and Victor picked us up and were our teachers that day. It was just our family, 2 adults and 2 kids ages 8 and 9. None of us had ever...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Victor picked us up from our hotel and drove us back after we had lunch on the beach. He was an excellent surf instructor. We booked the lesson for our two teenage daughters and they had a great time. Victor explained to them how to...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I booked a surf lesson for my four children on our first trip to Costa Rica this past December. I could not have been more impressed by the attention my kids received from their instructor. He stayed in the water the whole time and really...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The hotel made all of the arrangements. The instructor was amazing. He was patient, encouraging, and great at explaining what to do. My wife and daughter had never been surfing and he helped them learn and ride the waves. He spent extra time helping them...More

Thank john63eric
Reviewed 24 February 2017

if you would like to learn to surf this was a great experience, instructors were patient and accommodating. Beach area and waves were perfect for surfing and relaxing.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

The hotel I booked the lesson through made scheduling, transportation and payment extremely easy. I appreciated that my instructor was a professional surfer himself. He was knowledgeable and charismatic and encouraging. His quick but concise lesson at the start and guidance once we got in...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Unfortunately, I cannot remember the surf instructors name but he made it such an enjoyable experience for us! Neither my husband or I had ever been surfing before and our instructor was very good at getting us to understand the basics. My husband turned out...More

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Thank Anna F
Reviewed 13 January 2017

My two sons aged 12 & 8 and my husband had some surf lessons with Victor and his team for a couple of days. They are really friendly, encouraging and professional and they really add the personal touch. This is a good set up (and...More

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