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Address: Main Road, Tamarindo 4023, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8829 4610
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WaVes Costa Rica is run by local surfer Andrea Diaz and her Family. Andrea...

WaVes Costa Rica is run by local surfer Andrea Diaz and her Family. Andrea just placed 5th in the world at the ISA Masters World Surfing Games July 2012 & have been running the Quiksilver & Roxy Surf camps in Costa Rica for 10 yrs. With more than 20 years surfing experience and vast knowledge in the sport and the local breaks; born and raised in Costa Rica, with a fully bilingual staff. Thriving to deliver the most personalized attention, we take our commitment to your surfing experience seriously.... Not only do we want to teach you how to surf, but we want to be your Costa Rica surfing mentor. From the “pop-up drill” to the “waveology” to knowing every “secret spot,” our certified, professional surfing instructors and guides will be by your side through every step of the surfing process. After all, with a combined 20 years of instructing experience we know what it takes to make a happy and successful surfer. .. Passionate about surfing!!!! For surfers by Surfers.WaVEs CR the best surf school in the area.

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Best Surfing Experience Ever

Andrea gave us the best surfing experience we could have imagined. After originally scheduling our lesson for the morning, she explained that the surf was going to be too rough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 May 2015
Adam M
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Andrea gave us the best surfing experience we could have imagined. After originally scheduling our lesson for the morning, she explained that the surf was going to be too rough for the four of us beginners. We rescheduled for later in the day when the waves were going to be more manageable. We greatly appreciated her advice and flexibility so... More 

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Quantico, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

Andrea, did a great job of putting together a few fantastic days for my son. Seeing him having so much fun with the other kids was fantastic. Andrea, gave him helpful pointers for surfing as well as drove him & the other kids around to different surf spots. Having that many kids in a vehicle is a challenge few could... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Andrea genuinely cares that you have confidence in your knowledge and skills to surf. This explains why so many are able to get up on the first lesson. I wholeheartedly recommend her as your instructor!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

I was in Tamarindo with 3 other friends and we took a full and then half day lesson with Andrea at Waves. We understood that the lesson would be more of "coaching" rather than having someone stand there and hold our hand, push us off so we could catch the wave, etc. Even as the beginner of the group, I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

We were invited on a vacation to Playa Negra, and really wanted to get a lot of surfing in. Not knowing the area, and not really being experienced surfers, we knew that we wanted to have someone help guide us. Andrea came recommended by a surf instructor that I knew. She was incredibly helpful. She acted as a surf guide... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

My husband and I booked our trip to Tamarindo specifically so that I could learn to surf. We booked a package deal with Waves and Best Western Vista Villas. Our hotel stay was great but our surf lessons were just okay. Our surf instructor, Challo, was very nice but didn't really speak English. Unfortunately my husband came down with a... More 

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WaVesCR, Owner at Waves Costa Rica Surf Adventures, responded to this review

I am so sorry that your experience with us at Waves Costa Rica did not meet your expectations. It is our policy to spread the surf lessons out among all our instructors, and I do my fair share of instruction as well. However, the week you were here, I was out of town, on a pre-arranged assignment, and left your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

Definitely learned a great deal from the guys coaching us! Throughout the week they brought us to three different locations, with a variety of waves, and were very helpful with providing tips and encouragement. Definitely recommend them!

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Andrea does such a phenomenal job explaining the best method to get up and ride a surf board. I’ve never been surfing and I was doing it on my first day. Plus, she is such a vibrant instructor that builds confidence in her students. I whole heartedly encourage anyone of any age to seek her for lessons. Andrea made a... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

I decided to try surfing when my 21 year old daughter said this is the Costa Rican adventure she would like to experience for her 21st birthday. I told Andrea in advance that I would need a lot of patience as I am NOT a natural athlete. She was as good as her word that she would make sure I... More 

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Portland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

Honestly, I have nothing to compare this experience to. I definitely wish we could have communicated better with our instructor. I couldn't ask him any questions about when to catch the waves, etc. Out on the water, he would tell us to paddle hard and he would give us a shove, then yell when to stand up, but I could... More 

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WaVesCR, General Manager at Waves Costa Rica Surf Adventures, responded to this review

We are sorry you had such a bad experience with our instructor, it's the first time this comes to our attention that he has poor english, and that he was not attentive with you, as it is our philosophy to WaVes Costa Rica. We made a desision to let him go because we want our instructors to be of the... More 

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