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Address: Palm Plaza, Jaco, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2643 3844

From Grommets to Grandmas, Pro’s to “never done it”, we have you covered. 3...

From Grommets to Grandmas, Pro’s to “never done it”, we have you covered. 3 hours lessons at $65 per person which includes transport, guide/driver, instructor (Lifeguard Certified) and all equipment needed.Starts out with a half hour of theory and safety on the beach, then off to the water we go for 2+ hoursof the most exhausting and thrilling adventure you could ask for. Imagine, we have over 50 years total combined time in the water! After we wear you out and have shown you how to ride, quick trip back to the shop and we discuss abilities and assess the students equipment needs for future surfing. Equipment is available to rent of purchase should you choose.We are a drug free organization and proud sponsors of many of our best local surfers, not just a claim!Max 5 people per instructor.What do I bring?We supply the surfboards with leash, lycra surf shirts, and a ride to the spot we teach the lessons in. Bring swimwear (ladies should wear boardshorts, the waves will rearrange your bikini), towel, and… A BIG SMILE AND A POSITIVE ATTITUDE! Students should wear at least 30SPF waterproof/sweat proof sunblock, everyone gets a surfboard so you won’t be sitting around!Do you take pictures?As a surfshop we don’t! But if you would like to have all your fun and great surfing moments in pictures, let us know in advance and we will bring a photographer with us! Note: rates may vary.NEW!!! Frequent Traveler Board Storage. 10sq ft for $40/mo in secure warehouse. Room for 3 long boards or combination of items.

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Great place to get a surf lesson. The owner, Chuck, was very helpful and accommodating. Pablo taught my lesson and had me up in no time. Ask for Pablo!!!

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to get a surf lesson. The owner, Chuck, was very helpful and accommodating. Pablo taught my lesson and had me up in no time. Ask for Pablo!!!

Thank robogad
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I are first timers to surfing. We got 2-3 hours of surfing lessons each visit with individual attention and had an amazing time! We would recommend it to other beginners and even advanced surfers who just want to rent a board, ask for Pablo at the counter, he's super helpful and a great teacher! Thank you so... More 

Thank Lukas P
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Always a pleasure to deal with Chuck and his team.... We've bought boards here (best choice around) part exchanged boards and rented for friends... If you're in Jaco and in need of supplies or info they do it all here, surf, SUP, lessons, rentals and all with a friendly service and backed up with great knowledge.

Thank Shaunt61
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

My husband had a lesson from Tony when we arrived in Jaco. He was extremely patient and knowledgeable. We also rented a board, skim board and boogie board the week of our stay. They were very accommodating with everything and knowledgeable of the area. Nacho was always available for advice and the owner, Chuck, took time out daily to give... More 

Thank hortonhearslax
Texarkana, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Jaco Beach was great! If you want to learn to surf or have any surfing needs, check out Chuck's WOW Surfing. Chuck is so helpful and friendly and Pablo is so cute...the perfect teacher. They were our favorite part of Jaco Beach.

Thank heathhart2303
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time catching my first waves. Pablo and Marlin were great instructors. These guys surf every day in CR. Great guys, even hung out with them at a local hot spot after our afternoon in the water. Highly recommend their lessons.

Thank pope2001
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Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped in and was really impressed. Great selection of surf gear. Picked up some shirts and zinc. Then went back and rented boogie boards. Chuck seems like a really good guy. Check this place out for all you surf gear and lessons.

Thank Avalanche408
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Chuck is friendly and has a wonderful shop. Pablo Robles is an incredible instructor and has us surfing in no time at all. If you want to learn how to surf, visit Chuck at W.O.W. and request Pablo Robles!

Thank Robert M
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

Stopping in Jaco to visit Chucks W.O.W. Surf Shop is a must. The selection of boards, equipment, necessary clothing and accessories is second to none and the expertise and friendly staff is even better. On top of that the prices are more than fair and, if you're lucky, Chuck will share some of the local lore that only he can... More 

Thank PrincePerry
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Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Went into the shop by recommendation... found the staff friendly and helpful (Vanessa and Nacho)! I booked a lesson for the following day in the morning. I met with Pablo, and had an amazing 3 hour go...I even got up the first try! Pablo was amazing, both in coaching and personality. It was super fun, but that didn't end... we... More 

Thank Dennis E
chucksurfs, Owner at Chuck's Wow Surf Lessons, responded to this review

Guys thanks so much for the detailed and helpful review of WOW SURF ! I try to surround myself with good people and thats how I formed my Team here both in and out of the water ! Let me know when your ready to come back , and Im working on the riding school as we speak . property... More 

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