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Denga, Santa Teresa: Address, Phone Number, Denga Reviews: 4.5/5

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Julian V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands141 contributions
Great lesson
Mar 2020 • Solo
Thanks to Carlos i had a great lesson! Introduction was calm and he took all the time i need. Very patient and talented instructor. The waves were nice! Starting at 7 is refreshing in the morning ;)
Written 6 March 2020
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Claus J
1 contribution
Con artists and Stoned staff.
Not a pleasant experience.
Jan 2020 • Family
they had success with putting extra goods in our bag and couldn't give us our money back when we found out.
The staff and hang arounds where quick to gather around us and made the atmosphere tense. We backed out and will not be back.
Written 22 January 2020
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Solange E
2 contributions
Carlos is amazing
Jan 2020 • Solo
Carlos was an amazing instructor! Very patient and gave awesome tips. I liked that he made me practice my pop up until it was sufficient before moving to the water. His tip about where my eyes look was especially helpful. In addition, he gave me a ride back to my hotel :) highly recommend, would do another
Written 11 January 2020
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Sven V
Monteverde, Costa Rica15 contributions
Awesome surf class from Carlos!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Today we had an amazing surf class from Carlos who is a very kind and relaxed guy working for Denga as instructor and co-worker in their shop.

We checked and grabbed the right boards matching our experience and some surf shirts from Denga. Carlos carefully mounted the boards on top of our rentalcar and we took off to Playa Hermosa.

At the beach we got a thorough instruction of the 3 steps from lying down to standing up. We practiced this for about 10 minutes and went into the water!

The next hour or so Carlos was continuously searching the right waves, positioning us, coaching us and sending us off on the waves! This went very smooth and after 2 tries we were both standing on our boards! Carlos kept coaching us on timing, balance and position on the board and we kept on going and going. We skipped the break Carlos proposed as we were too enthusiastic!

We caught a lot of waves and kept practicing and practicing with Carlos as our trainer in the water looking, positioning and coaching - helping us to start paddling ourselves and making progress.

It was great fun and we were very happy with Carlos, his patience and relaxed but serious attitude! He’s a great guy and we highly recommend Denga and Carlos!

🏄🏄‍♂️

Pura Vida!

Written 19 November 2019
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Ryan
London, UK3 contributions
Great surf school and shop !!!
Sep 2019
I had a lesson with Denga last week which was only my second time surfing. Daniel was an awesome dude to learn from !! Cool, laid back and happy to answer any questions, even after the lesson was finished and helped with local knowledge for other things to do in the area.

The beach is less than a 5 minute walk from the shop so you don't waste any time getting started with your lesson. We spent around 20 minutes learning about the board and how to stand before getting out in to the white water. Within minutes Daniel had me standing up and gave some great coaching which helped me improve as the lesson went on.

The shop is clean, modern and well stocked with a good selection from clothing, equipment, sun screen etc, even as a beginner it was fun to look around. I would definitely recommend these guys, they're all friendly, helpful and the shop is a lot cheaper than many other instructors in the area. I was offered lessons between $70 and $80 for 2 hours from other instructors, these guys charge $60 and provide a great service, definitely worth it. Cheers guys !!!
Written 7 September 2019
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Lara D
1 contribution
Awesome experience!
Aug 2019
Booked two clasess with Charly and had an awesome experience! He was really nice and helped me a lot. I would definitly come back! Thank you so much!
Written 30 August 2019
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Mark C
2 contributions
Surf lessons
Aug 2019 • Family
Booked surf lessons for our family of 5. Cesar the guy that seemed to run the shop was very friendly and said he would run the session with one other instructor. Cost was $250.
The next day 2 different guys took us to a nice beach (hermosa) but the lesson was very poor. Only 1 hr in the water with not much instruction, then I was told the transfer to and from the beach was extra! Felt like a rip off. I discussed this with Cesar later but no refund offered.
Written 4 August 2019
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StevenofBerlin
5 contributions
A Surf Shop for Surfers (and Anyone!).
Feb 2019 • Couples
Denga is truly a real surf shop.
Great surfboard rentals, equipment, lessons, clothing, ....and Repairs!

My wife and I are experienced full time Surfers. And we visit the Santa Teresa area often.
About a year ago my wife snapped her surfboard, and we had it repaired.
However the repair was not a good one. And it started to break again.
Denga was highly recommended by some of our local friends.

Visiting the Shop to bring the board in I was impressed with the shop in general, and in specific the quality and range of equipment (like leashes, fins, etc).

When we presented the board to the shop, there was a miscommunication from one of the employees, that caused a delay in completing the fix.

What's important in this, was once this was determined, they made no excuses, the Manager immediately jumped in to do the best with the circumstances, and the Owner completed the fix himself, in record time.
And better yet, the repair, which was complex, ... putting together two pieces into one .... was done perfectly! And exceeded our expectations.

Serious surfers in need of repairs or equipment should stop there first.
Those interested in surfing will find dependable information and services.
And those who are just browsing for surf styled clothing will surely find something the like.
Written 15 February 2019
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ebluesky
Washington, DC10 contributions
Awesome surf shop/board shaper/repairer
Feb 2019 • Couples
First-class operation. Had my board repaired a year earlier at a different place down the road...a bad break and a worse repair, so it failed after a couple weeks in the water. Denis stepped in and did an excellent repair...just phenomenal...and in a timely fashion. César in the shop was very helpful and communicative throughout the process. Friends of ours own Denga boards and they're beautiful and ride well. So grateful the community has this amazing resource!
Written 15 February 2019
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