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Address: 300 meters north of the crossroads, Santa Teresa 0001, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2640 0391
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Fee: Yes
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Nalu Surf School & Shop offers professional surf lessons 1, 3 & 5...

Nalu Surf School & Shop offers professional surf lessons 1, 3 & 5 day courses for all ages. New and used boards for sale. Ding repair, surf tours by land and boat, surf clothing and accessories. With 12 years experience in the area and 29 years surfing experience we will help you with all your surfing needs during your visit.

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Best surf school!

Ben was awesome, he got us to stand up on our first lesson, he was super patient and showed us a great time!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tulum, Mexico
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Tulum, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben was awesome, he got us to stand up on our first lesson, he was super patient and showed us a great time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had booked a surf & yoga retreat with Horizon hotel and they had arranged the surf lessons with Ben. I have taken some surfing lessons before and Ben is definitely one of the best instructors I've had so far. He observed quite a few things that helped me improve what I had already learned but also challenged me to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want someone who is good natured, knows all the local breaks and technique tips then Ben from Nalu Surf is your guy. Ben has a high level of patience and focus to provide valued feedback to assess and improve your surfing. He is honest and committed to helping you build your confidence and challenge yourself. Ben has lived... More 

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beit yanai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

very experienced staff good service and good prices . also good staff for beginners and experienced surfers as regards to local conditions

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

it was my first time surfing, I took several private and group lessons with different instructors. I couldn't believe the progress made just in one week of learning. Thanks to my instructor - Edgardo, I was able to stand and surf quite with confidence. He knew how to choose the right spot, and corrected me in my technique. The school... More 

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Ben is extremely professional and nice. Makes you feel very comfortable and it's very important for beginners. The instructors were very good and other personnel in the shop were kind and helpful. Prices are fair, and the boards are in good condition. Highly recommended. Have fun!! Santa Teresa is the best! Pura Vida :)

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Pharr, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My experience in Santa Teresa was highlighted with meeting and surfing with Ben! We will return and specifically go to Nalu for surf adventures!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I rarely write reviews. Have taken multiple surf camps / have had at least 5-7 prior surf instructors around the world. Ben is one of the best - if not the best I've had. Surf instructors previously in Hawaii, California, Bordeaux, Tamarindo, Dominican Republic--he is definitely the best I've encountered. Helped with fundamentals and made things significantly more fun. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

I wanted to take only one surf lesson and ended up taking three lessons. Edgardo is a great teacher. You can tell that he was born and raised there and knows the area really well. He's a very calm guy and takes his job very serious. He knows a lot about surfing and all around it which was extremely interesting.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just came back from our second trip to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. I must be honest, Ben and his staff at Nalu are why we came back and will continue coming in the future. Ben is an excellent instructor for any type of surfer (beginner intermediate or advanced). The reason I say this is because if... More 

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