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Banana Surf School

Playa Tamarindo | Beach Store : Next to Super Mercado Las Palmeras . Corner Store : in front of Hotel Zullimar, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 8660 0322
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Great surf instruction

We checked out Banana Surf School after not being totally happy with another school. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BenCologne
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Cologne, Germany
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Great day!

My sister and I took a surf lesson and had a great time. Our instructor was patient, fun to hang... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
amanda_r_t
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Toronto, Canada
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Playa Tamarindo | Beach Store : Next to Super Mercado Las Palmeras . Corner Store : in front of Hotel Zullimar, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We checked out Banana Surf School after not being totally happy with another school. It was absolutely worth it. Our instructor Kurt was a very friendly guy who really helped us to improve our skills. He corrected even little details when we were surfing and...More

Thank BenCologne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I took a surf lesson and had a great time. Our instructor was patient, fun to hang with for the afternoon and gave us some tips for places around town, etc. With so many places to choose from for lessons we got...More

Thank amanda_r_t
Evi G, Surf instructor at Banana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for this amazing rewiev . We are happy that you and your sister chose Us for your surf lesson . Gracias y Pura Vida πŸ‡¨πŸ‡·πŸ„πŸ˜„πŸ‘Œ

Reviewed 2 October 2017

My kids and I try to surf when we can when we travel. Note - we are new to surfing. We talked to one of the guys a few days ahead of our day we set aside for surfing and he told us it was...More

Thank Ben R
Evi G, Director General at Banana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for review We are glad you all are happy with the surf lesson . Kurt is a great instructor . Pura vida !

Reviewed 20 August 2017

As a surfer for many years the first thing I do when I land somewhere with surf is rent a board if I don't have one with me so I naturally looked around at the places with a big internet presence like Witch's Rock and...More

Thank revegroendyke
Evi G, Gerente at Banana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017
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Pura vida ;D

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Being an avid surfer I visited many surf shops in Tamarindo. Banana surf school offers friendly service and a great selection of quality boards, gear and apparel. The boards are only $10 a day, (half the price of Witches Rock),and you can keep them overnight...More

Thank Suzanne G
Evi G, Surf instructor and shop service at Banana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Pura Vida πŸ˜ŠπŸ‡¨πŸ‡· . Hopefully will see you back again for more surf πŸ„πŸ‘Œ

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Tamarindo for several days and rented boards from Banana Surf Club. $10 per day for a board was a great deal. They let us keep them overnight so we could use them at dawn which was great. Awesome selection and the owner, Gucci,...More

Thank dbwatts11
Evi G, Surf instructor and Shop service at Banana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you guys Pura Vida πŸ˜ŠπŸ‡¨πŸ‡·πŸ„

Reviewed 30 April 2017

This shop is the place. The instructors are top-notch and speak english. They are tireless to assure that you have a great time AND learn how to surf! Price is rght. Mauricio was fantastic and we surf now due to his diligence AND good humor!

Thank allani28
Evi G, Surf instructor and shop service . at Banana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Pura Vida πŸ‡¨πŸ‡·πŸ’ͺ

Reviewed 23 April 2017

If you're looking for surf lessons in Tamarindo, I definitely recommend Banana Surf School. They have instructors for all ages and levels of surfing. Manny was patient, helpful, fun, and kind with our children who have both surfed before. It's been two years since their...More

Thank Jen R
Evi G, Surf instructor and shop service at Banana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks! Pura Vida πŸ„πŸ‡¨πŸ‡·πŸ˜Š

Reviewed 3 April 2017

we had a great time and would love to go back! Our guide was fun and knowledgable. we both were able to get up on the board and surf for the first time.

Thank owenfam_love
Evi G, Surf instructor and shop service at Banana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great ! Welcome to our world Surfing it's super fun Hope to see you both back for more surf Pura Vida πŸ„πŸ‡¨πŸ‡·πŸ˜Š

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

They got us up on a board within hours. Listen to them on the tides. It will make a world of difference when learning.

Thank jason r
Evi G, Surf instructor at Banana Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks We always prefer to do the surf courses at the best time . There are a few factors like wind and tides that will make your experience unforgivable πŸ˜ŠπŸ„

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