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Choco's Surf School

Frente Sheriff Rustico, Playa Samara 9485, Costa Rica
+506 8937 5246
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Good, safe lesson for a beginner

This is the second time I took a surf lesson (Maui was last year) and instructor Marco communicated... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
margy g
Victoria, Canada
Lessons Day 1. Free board Day 2.

There is only high tide to surf in Samara. This is once a day (unless you are willing to surf at... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Kiev, Ukraine
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Professional, bilingual, local surf instructors. All instructors are certified by the International Surfing Association and are licensed in Ocean Rescue and CPR. Fully Insured. Safe and fun lessons for grommets to grandparents, beginning to advanced. Come and ride the waves with us! Surfboard and Boogie board rentals by hour/day/week/month.
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Frente Sheriff Rustico, Playa Samara 9485, Costa Rica
+506 8937 5246
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time I took a surf lesson (Maui was last year) and instructor Marco communicated clearly, was thorough, friendly and confident in helping you understand and feel safe. Lots of time on the beach as the first part of the lesson before...More

Thank margy g
Reviewed 11 May 2017

There is only high tide to surf in Samara. This is once a day (unless you are willing to surf at night). Choco's was recommended by our Airbnb host. The lessons were good. My 20-year-old son and 22-year-old daughter had two great days in a...More

Thank liftoph
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We loved to surf here and the instructor we had was great. If you do have young kids though there is a hour long demonstration (which is good but pretty long). We still loved it and will go back if we return!!

Thank _averymaesullivan
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had an amazing time. Staff super professional, very friendly to our children (5 & 8). We all had a blast. Thanks Manfred for this amazing week !

Thank anne-claire K
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I shopped around a little before finally deciding on Choco's. This was the friendliest welcome I received and it happened to be slightly cheaper too ($40 for 90 minute lesson and 5 hours board hire) Its definitely worth getting a lesson to learn about the...More

Thank DJGR
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Although they offer a class as well as private lessons, I would definitely recommend a private lesson for $15.00 more. Instructors are patient, kind, and knowledgeable. If you have any kind of athletic ability at all, they will have you surfing the first day...awesome!!

Thank Carol33364
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My 14 year old son was part of a group lesson. After about an hour of instruction on the beach, the instructor went into the water and helped them. The lesson produced immediate results: my son got up on his second try, and all the...More

Thank Curlgolf
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed a couple of days in Samara and my girlfriend wanted to try surfing (I did a little before). She booked a lesson, I just rented a board...We ended up returning the entire next week and went surfing every day! Lesson was good, good...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to learn from a professional surfer then search out Choco! He offered to take my husband out tomorrow morning to go find some bigger waves!! Awesome!!! Great service!! Highly recommend!

Thank 5252Motorsports
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My boys learnt to surf with Choco's. I was really impressed that they talk about how to behave in the water with regard to other surfers and swimmers, as well as how to stand on a board. My boys learnt quickly with Marco who was...More

Thank saap63
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