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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

I cannot say enough about our experience at Surf Simply. These guys really know their stuff and Ru has assembled a fantastic group of staff and fellow coaches to execute a very well-conceived program and schedule. The villas are not luxurious but they are very nice and certainly comfortable, the food is absolutely outstanding and the coaches, process, and overall... More 

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

The week spent at Surf Simply was superb. Detailed coaching,daily viedo feedback allowed us to correct our bad habits and see improvement in the next day's session. Family style meals fostered a close camaraderie for all the guests making the surfing experience all the more enjoyable. The coaches "know" their trade craft and were able to consistently provide a easily... More 

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Miami
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

If you are serious about surfing, Surf Simply in Nosara, Costa Rica is an excellent place to improve your surfing skills, meet interesting people, and have lots of fun doing so. By “serious” we mean ready and willing to push yourself mentally and physically (even when you are getting beat down by the pounding whitewater) to get that indescribable reward... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Just came back from first visit to SurfSimply. I had very high expectations and they were exceeded. I knew they took a different approach to surf coaching. I didn't realize how good 'different' could be until they laid it out. I now understand WHY they're teaching the techniques and how to apply them. The instruction approach is only half the... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2013

The entire trip was fabulous! the surf instructors were very knowledgeable and helped you every step of the way! the food was way better than I expected! Costa Rica is gorgeous. great trip to take with a group of friends.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

I have been to SurfSimply twice, spending a total of 3 weeks with them. I just came back from another surf camp which I went to solely because I wanted to experience different beaches. Since all my prior surf trips had been at Surf Simply, I was expecting a similar experience. It turns out that Surf Simply is truly an... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

This place is fabulous ! The people, the coaching,the fun and supportive atmosphere, the food, the break, the yoga - all of it. If you want to increase your skills several levels, or learn from scratch, this is the place to go. They take a professional and analytical approach to surfing, and show you what you are doing wrong and... More 

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Haleiwa, Hawaii
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2013

This was our second visit to Surf Simply. There really is no other place like it! If you want a week of great surfing this is the place! First time surfers to long time surfers will benefit from the outstanding coaching team and their dedication to improve your surfing. Mix an outstanding coaching team, an amazing chef (Sarah), great accommodations... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2013

went here for a week of coaching and there isn't in my opinion a better place to improve your surfing skills then Surf Simply. All aspects are great from seamless pickup at airport to accommodations,meals.lectures and best of all the great instructors that Ru has gathered. they absolutely know what they are doing and do it well and make the... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2013

If you want to improve your surfing and have a really fun group experience Surf Simply is the place. The detail and clarity of instruction, focused on how a surfboard works and physically what you have to do to get it to perform, is amazing. My coach Harry made be aware of my mistakes and specifically how to correct them... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surf Simply has broken the surf camp mold by providing coaching of a standard one would usually expect to receive in more mainstream sports. The makes of the Surf Simply podcast (available on iTunes) offer all inclusive package from their beautiful boutique surf coaching resort in Nosara, Costa Rica. You stay incorporates not only - video analysis, theory sessions on everything from board design to surf forecasting, pool training and in water coaching during your two fun surf session each day; but also transfers, accommodation, yoga classes, massage, fresh home cooked food and a variety of destinations in the evening from beach BBQs to stunning cliff top restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surf Simply

Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Surf Simply Costa Rica/Nosara
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