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Address: Playa Espadilla Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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+506 2777 4842
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Surfing - Live It! Learn It! Love It!

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Best way to learn!

So as a last minute idea I saw the MASS surf school just before we departed for Manuel Antonio. A quick email to Luis and he recommended a trip to Domenical for my three kids (all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ross P

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So as a last minute idea I saw the MASS surf school just before we departed for Manuel Antonio. A quick email to Luis and he recommended a trip to Domenical for my three kids (all first time surfers to learn). A few emails later and everything was set. We were picked up on time by three of the guys... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We started our day w/ some beach instruction and then...right in the water. A beautiful day on a great beach...we had one on one instruction both out and in the water and they made sure...we 'got up'! We had a varied group of adults, down to small children and they adapted to all of us. They taught us for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We spent two days learning how to surf with this very nice group of instructors. The first day, they took us to a beginner surf spot in Dominical. We did pretty well at this location as we had all done it once before in Southern California. On the second day, we went to a secret surf spot that required taking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

My daughters and I had a surf lesson with Ronald and Nathan. After going over basics on the sand (surf terminology, how to paddle and get up on the board, etc) we headed out to the waves. With Nathan and Ronald's guidance and help, my daughters and I were up on the boards on the first wave! I had never... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear that your experience was so positive. We vow to get everyone up and surfing and it's great to hear that our instructors achieved this on the first try. Our instructors are truly incredible and that's what makes the experience with us so great. You can surf with anyone but not everyone will get you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Ronald showed us the basics on the beach, then we went directly in the water to surf, and I was surprised how fast it took for us to be able to stand up and catch a wave! We learned how to stay balance on the board, and the next day he showed us more how and when to catch a... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. As you said, we do get everyone up and surfing. With us you truly realize your dream to surf. It is also always great when we can surf with our people for more than one day so we can work to perfect their skills after the initial lesson. Love... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I had a great time learning how to surf with Ronald ! He is a great teacher! This was my first surf class ever and I manage to stand up on the surf board thanks to its tips! The team around is very nice and very enthusiastic, Alfonso, Luis and Edwin! All of them are ready to make sure you... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

Very happy that you enjoyed it. We do have a great team that makes sure that each person comes away surfing and most important of all with everlasting memories. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went with a group of kids (10 kids) to have surf lessons with MASS. The kids had the greatest time. Almost all of them could stand up on the board after some time. The instructions were very clear, we did a warm-up on the beach with some stretching and the surfinstructors were great with the kids. They made sure... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that the kids enjoyed this. We did this lesson as part of our on going community service efforts. This was a lesson to local kids in our area. We give such lessons throughout the year to give back to our beloved community. This is a project that is near and dear to our hearts... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I had a wonderful time learning how to surf. This was my first time, and I had some experience with snowboarding and skateboarding. There were some similarities such as turning and maneuvering the board, but it is a little different with the aspect of getting to your feet. Once I got up I didn't have much of a problem. The... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you! This is our exact goal with every customer - to adjust to their prior skills and level of adventuresome spirit to get each person up and surfing. Glad we could get you surfing in not time while enjoying a beautiful place. More 

Baltimore, MD
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I choose MASS because it was highly reviewed and was not disappointed. This was my first surf class ever. I was a little nervous at first, but quickly became comfortable. There is a short instruction period on the beach before you hit the water. I was lucky enough to be the only person for my timeslot, so I got three... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you very much. It is very important to us as an organization to react to each individuals needs, wants and level. We DO tailor each and every lesson (no matter how many students we have) to the individual surfer. Our goal is to get every person up and surfing and to spread our love for this fantastic sport. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This was a bit different from my only other experience surfing. The waves were bigger than I expected and it was a little hard to get my board out there. Once my friend and I decided to take turns being in the water with our surf instructor, we had a blast! I definitely recommend this approach if the waves are... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

We absolutely adjust to every situation whether it is the swell or the individuals preferences or levels. And as a result we get everyone up and surfing. We are different than other surf schools and the results show it. So glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! More 

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