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Uvita Surf Lessons with Bodhi Surf + Yoga

Uvita, Costa Rica
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About Uvita Surf Lessons with Bodhi Surf + Yoga
Uvita Surf Lessons by Bodhi Surf + Yoga was established in 2010 and has instructors who, together, have over 50 years of combined surf and bodysurf experience and more than 30 years of combined instruction time. Our instructors excel at providing students with the theory and then helping students put that theory into action, but they don’t stop there. Each of our instructors is knowledgeable about the area, has a passion for surfing and bodysurfing, and most importantly a sincere desire for helping others start their own path to becoming a surfer. Bodhi Surf + Yoga Camp is an award-winning Certified B Corporation and 1% for the Planet member company! Choose Uvita Surf Lessons by Bodhi Surf + Yoga for your private or group surf lessons or clinics as well as bodysurf clinics!
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Brad Dean wrote a review Yesterday
Uvita, Costa Rica7 contributions
My wife and I initially took a beginners course with Bodhi and were immediately impressed with their professionalism, experience, and ability. They took two people who were sedentary office workers for the last 20 years, and had us up on the boards riding waves on the very first day. Unbelievable! BUT...the real magic came with our follow up lessons about a month or so later. We were committed to surfing and getting better, and went out 2-3 days a week on the regular. Something was missing and we felt like we hit a wall in our learning curve. So, we went for a tune-up lesson. We took our lesson with Travis and with a review of what we were doing, a little bit of psychology, and some well-crafted instruction, it felt like the ocean just opened up to us and became our own private playground. In just a couple of hours we were surpassing our previous capabilities by an order of magnitude. Bodhi applies such a deep understanding of physicality, mobility, as well as psychological and spiritual balance. This holistic approach allowed us to not only excel in our learning curve much faster than anticipated, but also got us genuinely enjoying the process along the way. Go sign up with Bodhi now and you can thank me later. :)
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Travis B, Owner at Uvita Surf Lessons with Bodhi Surf + Yoga
Responded today
Thank you jetpropelledca for making time to send your kind words. We love seeing our students succeed inside and outside of Mother Ocean. Surfing is so much more than just standing up on a surfboard and we sincerely hope you continue approaching your learn to surf journey using the physical, mental, and spiritual lense. Pura Vida!
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Freddy Kristine wrote a review 3 Mar.
Washington DC, District of Columbia3 contributions
From beginning to the end, the student-centered service was incomparable! Of course they want you to be able to catch a surf and stand up on the board, but Bodhi instructors also care about teaching beginner’s all the tools you’ll need to go out there and be confident on your own (like how to read waves and surfer etiquette). The fun educational bit about Whale’s Tail National Park (where the lessons are held) are much appreciated for a nature-enthusiast like myself too! I was pretty nervous getting out there but I felt safe and supported. 2 days isn’t enough, so stay longer if you can! I was WFH for the month in Uvita and Bodhi was happy to work with my schedule to figure out when I could get out there. Also, my fiancé had shoulder problems during our Uvita WFH trip and Travis, the instructor and co-founder, was very helpful in getting us local massage/medical contacts in case we needed it. We really appreciated that act of kindness - which everyone who worked there exuded. If you’re still perusing and comparing other companies, look no more and book with Bodhi!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Travis B, Owner at Uvita Surf Lessons with Bodhi Surf + Yoga
Responded today
Pura Vida, freddykristine! Thank you for sharing your experience. Making sure our students feel safe and confident is extremely important as we strive to teach you the knowledge, skills and right attitudes to get your surfing independently. We look forward to spending more time with you in the future during a week-long Bodhi Surf + Yoga camp. Thanks again for choosing to spend your time with us!
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Natalia S wrote a review Feb. 2021
Uvita, Costa Rica1 contribution
I just completed five days of surf lessons with Travis and I can’t express my happiness and gratitude for the experience I just had! From day one he made me feel comfortable and I didn’t expect to learn so much about the whole process. From the importance of observing the ocean, to paddling with a smile...this was not just a surf lesson, this was the beginning of a new chapter in my life. Gracias!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Travis B, Owner at Uvita Surf Lessons with Bodhi Surf + Yoga
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Thank you so much K6119TVnatalias for deciding to make the 5-day commitment. We love sharing our passion, knowledge, and skills to help develop responsible surfers who can grow to surf independently. Stoked to have helped inspire a new chapter in your life.
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Maki wrote a review Feb. 2021
5 contributions
The Bodhi community is so kind and wonderful. Everyone made me feel welcomed, I felt like a part of their family. Their smiles never leave their faces and the time spent together is filled with laughter and pure joy. You can tell they love what they do. Every time a surf or yoga session would end, I would be so excited for the next time I would be able to see them. They cheer you on and push you to get progressively better and better each time you are with them, they want to see you overcome each obstacle, they do not treat you like a customer, they motivate you as a friend would. Travis’ surf team was supportive of everyone and cheers can be heard all around for the waves caught, it was an amazing environment to be around. Pilar’s presence would instantly make me feel at ease, her daily speeches before and after yoga resonated with me so much, it really felt like she was talking to something deep inside of me, and would brighten my spirit with the touch of her lovely words. I was able to do poses I never would’ve thought possible for a inexperienced yogi like myself, but she told me I absolutely can, how strong my mind is, and she was absolutely right. I had a true golden moment with her, and she made me feel so good about myself for breaking out my comfort zone and accomplishing the poses. Could not say enough good things about everyone there. I can confidently say if you choose Bodhi, they will make you feel good inside and out. Thank you to the team for the amazing everything!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Travis B, Owner at Uvita Surf Lessons with Bodhi Surf + Yoga
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you, Makilc. We enjoyed having you join us for our 5-Day surf program. We are also glad you took some yoga and enjoyed the combo. Next time we will see you for one of our weeklong camps. Smile while you paddle!
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Stephanie O wrote a review Feb. 2021
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Bodhi surf instructors do an amazing job of meeting you where you are while also supporting you in meeting your goals and finding whatever that next level of surfing is for you. The combination of teaching and coaching has helped me learn and improve upon the mechanics of surfing, reading the waves, and putting it all together to more confidently and consistently catch blue green waves. Because of the foundational knowledge, I feel like I know how to stay safe while also continuing to improve on my own. The love and appreciation the Bodhi crew has for the ocean and this special place really comes through, and it's an added bonus of the experience. I will keep coming back! I highly recommend Bodhi - whether you have never surfed before or you have experience and want to get to your next level.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Travis B, Owner at Uvita Surf Lessons with Bodhi Surf + Yoga
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Stephanie O we are thrilled to learn that we helped you learn and improve upon the mechanics of surfing, reading the waves to surf more confidently and consistently. Catch blue green waves and turning down the face of the wave is an amazing experience and we are glad to have shared that with you. Smile while you paddle.
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