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Gnarly's Surf School

Blvd. Kukulkan km 9.5 | Surfin Burrito across the street from Senior Frogs in Cancun's hotel zone, Cancun 77500, Mexico
1 707 849-6750
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Ranked #23 of 214 Activities in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: You and the ENTIRE FAMILY can learn to surf in Cancun, in ONE EASY LESSON! Whether you've never surfed before and have always dreamed of learning, or... more » Owner description: You and the ENTIRE FAMILY can learn to surf in Cancun, in ONE EASY LESSON! Whether you've never surfed before and have always dreamed of learning, or if you want to improve on your existing surfing skill set, the instructors at Gnarly's Surf School and the waves at the beaches in Cancun cater to surfers of ALL ages and experience! Cancun's beaches year-round beautiful blue waters have the best waves in the world for learning how to surf! Our classes and camps consist of a truly unique and personalized surf instruction, right here on Cancun's most beautiful beaches! Our professional surf photographers and experienced instructors are right there in the water with you, guiding you through every wave. The main focus of our sessions is surfing instruction and water-safety, while still having a blast! Gnarly's Surf School's VIP Packages are all-inclusive, including pick-up from the lobby of your hotel! All you have to bring is your positive attitude, and the sunscreen! We provide surfing lessons in different packages to accomodate individuals, couples, families, or other groups of the enlightened who want to learn this amazing art form. All surf lessons are custom; Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced, we will guide you through an amazing, safe, and life-changing adventure! Whether it's having the confidence to start surfing, or trying to attain a higher knowledge and skill-set to reach the next step in your surfing game, you will have exclusive surf instruction and an amazing experience on a beautiful beach in Cancun, and GUARANTEED TONS OF FUN!!! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Took a lesson last spring and was surfing in no time. Was back in Cancun this spring and surfed all week with one of his boards. Great rates on lessons and equipment. Uncle Gnarly is out there every day getting little kids and adults surfing. He is super energetic and enthusiastic about getting his clients riding. He taught me the... More

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I visited Cancun for the first time and on my husband's birthday he wanted to go surfing. He'd been before but I hadn't and was a little nervous about it. From the first time I talk to Uncle Gnarly on the phone, I got SUPER excited about this experience. This guy knows his stuff. He's surfed everywhere... More

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Nashville,TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had an amazing time with Gnarly my daughter and I both got up. He is an amazing teacher and full of stories! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

had an absolutely amazing time, my brother and I had never surfed before but we we're apparently naturals! An excellent teacher, keeps you motivated, helps you in every possible way and wouldn't let anything get in the way of teaching you to surf. A lot of fun with the Hawaiian style and was up and on the board in minutes!... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Gnarly was the best. Easy to learn from. Great instruction. Goes 100% above and beyond to make your experience a blast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

By far the best day yet of our 5 weeks in Central America. Learning to surf with Gnarly was unbelievable. Such a great bloke, superb way of teaching and incredibly supportive. Helped us with every single wave until we were ready to start catching them on our own, even then he kept his eyes fixed on us, signalling when to... More

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Cedar City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Uncle Gnarly picked us up at our hotel and brought us to his place for surf lessons. He was a very fun guy and worked diligently to get each person in our group up and we did! The surf was tricky for first timers compared to other places I have seen surf lessons given. He gave us some good advice... More

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

You have to learn to surf from Uncle Gnarly! What a blast. I personally recruited 3 other families at my resort to give it a try. He was patient, funny and super attentive. You couldn't ask for more in an instructor. We had a ball! Great for all ages and so so much fun! :)

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Santa Fe, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Life changing experience in Cancun. On our fifth trip to paradise, we finally found what we've been missing! Recommended for all!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I had my kids (7 & 8) and they an and unbelievable time with "Uncle Gnarly" He is great with kids and truly focused on safety and fun. I highly recommend him

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