As an active, well travelled woman over 40, I never thought i would be able to feel the excitement of the waves beneath me as I am not very coordinated and I usually just watch the surfers from the shore. Chris Johnson with Montezuma Surf School was able to teach me a few very useful and simple tricks/techniqures to "popping" up and maintaining my balance as the waves brought me and the board to shore. His professional teaching ability to break it down and get me up was wonderfully exhilirating and made the highlight of my whole trip. I travel to Costa Rica every year and I will certainly attend Montezuma Surf School again and again. The locations that he chose and took our group to are beautiful and make for an excellent adventure in and of itself. I surfed several days in places called Playa Grande, Playa Los Cedros, Mai Pais and also Santa Teresa. When you get to Montezuma ask for Chris Johnson, he truly is the best. See you next year Chris!