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About Playa Negra SUP Wave Riders
We are an accredited ASI SUP School (Academy of Surf Instructors: the world's leading surf and paddle training and accreditation organization), and are fully immersed in the world-wide SUP explosion offering private or group lessons, SUP River (wildlife) and ocean tours and wave-riding clinics to improve your skills. We sell quality SUP boards and paddles and rent bikes equipped with board racks. Check out our website!
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Ondine C wrote a review Nov 2020
Boynton Beach, Florida77 contributions17 helpful votes
While staying at a beachfront hotel in Playa Negra, my husband (a skilled surfer) and I decided to schedule an SUP excursion. We were pleasantly surprised when the guide who came to get us (Kevin) was the same man we had seen for several days riding the waves with his SUP board. Kevin and Joanne took us to a nearby estuary, and although we didn't see a lot of wildlife, it was serene and beautiful. We weren't new to SUPing (I have mainly done flat water SUP) but Kevin gave me great tips to improve my skill and I am now inspired to try SUP wave riding. Kevin and Joanne are a calm and delightful couple, inspiring examples of great health and Pura Vida for those of us who are no longer 20 years old
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Am S wrote a review Mar 2020
Denver, Colorado5 contributions
This was my first time paddle boarding and Kevin did a great job preparing me. All I had to do was show up, they had everything else. What's so great about this company is that it's locally owned and they live the local life. Kevin and his wife are environmentally conscious and pack the tour with information about the Eco system and animals. He also takes pics of you in action so you really don't have to worry about anything but standing up! Thanks for a great experience!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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kkbousquet wrote a review Feb 2020
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Kevin and Joanne were phenomenal! We had a wonderful time on our first river SUP tour. It was so thoughtful of them to take pictures too, which were wonderful! Very knowledgeable about the surroundings which made it more interesting! Thank you, Kevin and Joanne!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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BigJohnW wrote a review Feb 2020
Staffordshire, United Kingdom45 contributions15 helpful votes
We contacted Kevin before we came to Costa Rica and he gave us excellent advice. When we arrived we were able to get straight into the lessons. Accompanied by his lovely partner Joanne, who stayed on the beach and took action photos. I can tell Kevin is a master of his craft and a great teacher. He established our standards and gave us great and inspiring lessons. I'm not a hot shot by any means, I'm a beginner, but if I was needing someone to help me sort out techniques and take me to the highest levels, Kevin would be the guy! Oh, we had fun too, and Joanne (who knows everyone here) filled us in on places to go.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Beth B wrote a review Feb 2020
Arvada, Colorado10 contributions5 helpful votes
Kevin and Joanne are experienced guides with a wealth of knowledge about the various flora and fauna in the area. I first booked a SUP tour with them for a retreat I hosted back in July of 2019, and returned this month with both of my teenage boys to do jt again. They loved it, both of them said it has been one of their favorite excursions in Costa Rica so far. It’s such a cool experience to paddle up the estuary while the birds are calling all around you, the tide is coming in and all you hear is wind water and wildlife. Peaceful and fun!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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