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Address: Meters West of Restaurant La Bahia 75 | Correos Playa Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 011-506-656-0055

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Excellent beginner school

I attended a 2 hrs surf school for beginners and it was outstanding. I took some lessons in the past but this one was the best one because the guy explained the basics and let us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2014
Giunkina1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

I attended a 2 hrs surf school for beginners and it was outstanding. I took some lessons in the past but this one was the best one because the guy explained the basics and let us practice in the sand to really understands the movements and DOs and DO NOT. Then we practice in the water for another hour. I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

My daughter took the 1 hour beginners lesson and felt it was terrific. The board was just right, Shagy, the teacher was knowledgeable and she made it up on the board! Great experience.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2010

Our family of 4 learned to surf with James at Jesse's Samara Surf School. James is the new owner of the school - he is as helpful and friendly as it gets. Excellent one-on-one instruction for a very reasonable price. All of our family: two adults, and two boys ages 10 and 12 were riding waves after a 1-hour lesson.... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2009

We stayed 3 nights in Samara and based on TripAdvisor recommends we set a time for our 6 yr old to take surf lessons. I was a bit unsure about this at first, but I was pleasantly surprised. My son had a great time and his instructor took such good care of him that I would highly recommed this to... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2009

If you want to try surfing - you need to read this and seek out Jesse's Surf School in Samara. Everything was perfect for the perfect beginners that we were! Our family of 4, 2 adults & 2 girls, 10 & 12 took lessons from Jesse's Surf School in Samara. It was so much fun and the instructors were excellent.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2008

My husband and I ended our trip in Samara and decided to grab a surf lesson... we had a beginner one in Australia a few years ago and needed a refresher... really, it was like learning from scratch again. It was great! We were up and catching waves on our own after the first hour (unlike our earlier experience). The... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2008

There were three or four surf schools in Samara - all fairly equivalent in price. Jesse's was a walk down the beach (further than C&Cs and other "in-town" ones), but well worth the stroll. A key bonus for me was the instructors - not only were they friendly and patient, but completely bilingual. I do not speak Spanish, so I... More 

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