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Central Surf Shop

Playa Zicatela | Calle del Morro S/N, Puerto Escondido 71986, Mexico
+52 954-582-2285
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- Jun 20, 2014
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English first
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had a great first lesson with Rene at central surf and wished we could stay for more days to get more lessons. Rene is a very experienced surfer and he speaks english. The lessons were adjusted to our level.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My boyfriend and I had so much fun at our first ever surfing lesson through this surf shop. We were the only two people at the lesson, so had lots of time practicing. The teacher did the lesson in English for us. He was very serious, but it was good because it helped us learn and we were standing up... More

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Pistoia, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I went to this surf shop because it was suggested by Lonely Planet, but I could not take more than one class. Rene', one of the brothers who run the shop, held the lesson and while bragging about confidence that one should have in water he much entertained himslef with my body, way beyond the purpose of keeping me safe... More

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Rene S, Gerente at Central Surf Shop, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear this As a beginner it is important to feel relaxed on the board and the ocean. So we use jokes with our customers to help them relax and break the ice in our group classes which you were part of. I am sorry if this was misinterpreted or lost in translation. Safety of our customers... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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20 reviews 20 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

After an okay introductory surf lesson we went back to the surf-shop with the surf-boards, checked that everything was fine and got our deposit back. A few hours later they come to our hostel, which was right next door and told us that there were a big scratch in one of the boards and we had to pay for the... More

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Central Surf Shop is the most legit surf school in all of Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido. I have lived in Oaxaca for over a year and have never been more impressed with a surf shop than I was with Central Surf. I went surfing with my boyfriend and his sister and we all had the time of our lives. Rene... More

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Rene S, Manager at Central Surf Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave feedback I am pleased to hear you had a great time in Puerto Escondido Look forward to surfing with you again amigo Central Surf Team More

Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I had surfed once before working with Rene, and it was the most demoralizing experience. I never stood up, crashed and burned in the waves, and really had very little interest in surfing afterwards. That is...until I met Rene. He was AWESOME! Super patient, speaks English, and really helps build your confidence. I went out surfing with my girlfriend (only... More

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Rene S, Manager at Central Surf Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave feedback I am pleased to hear you had a great time learning how to surf with us in Puerto Escondido Look forward to surfing with you again amigo Central Surf Team More

Overland Park
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Rene is the man to go to if you want to learn to surf. I'm 55 years old, lived in Australia for several years and the proud owner of an 8' mini-mal - but could never master the art of "getting up". My son is 14 and though interested in surfing, had never tried his hand. We signed up for... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011 via mobile

I did a few lessons with Renee Salinas and it was great. He's a very good teacher, he takes his time and has patience with you speaks English and gives you good feedback. We surfed a few different spots in Puerto. I developed a lot during my lessons and loved the experience! If I would have a surf lesson again... More

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Rene S, Gerente at Central Surf Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave feedback I am pleased to hear you had a great time learning how to surf with us in Puerto Escondido Look forward to surfing with you again amigo Central Surf Team More

Galway, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

Anybody looking for raw aggression/stupidity go here. Roberto Salinas has forgotten that he operates within the service industry. He gave the impression that his brothers have done well enough for him to behave with impunity. He stomps around like a half-witted silverback gorilla devoid of all the good spirit that was evident in 99% of all other Mexicans I met... More

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