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Address: Calle del Morro S/N, Puerto Escondido 71986, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 954-582-2285
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Awesome Experience!! Highly Recommended

Had a great experience learning to surf with Rene. I started with 1 lesson and ended up taking 4 more. He speaks good english and has many years of professional experience to back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
DJayL
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Had a great experience learning to surf with Rene. I started with 1 lesson and ended up taking 4 more. He speaks good english and has many years of professional experience to back up his expertise. He took me from not having a hope of standing up to catching waves at the point 🏄👍 I recommend central surf to anyone... More 

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Port Clements, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My friend and I took a lesson from Central Surf and it was such a great time! The instruction was thorough, fun and safe. Rene speaks fabulous English and really communicates his passion for surfing well. I have tried to surf for a few years now, but never could stand up! Now I can, and feel confident that I can... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My girlfriend and I took 2 lessons with Rene and then rented boards from his shop. He was friendly, professional and took the time to direct us to good, beginner waves in town. He provided good quality beginner boards for the lessons, and provided useful feedback to help us catch waves. Both my girlfriend and I had a lot of... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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84 reviews 84 reviews
47 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This surf shop has been a long time in town. Angel the owner and local legend can hook you up with a good surfboard or great info about where to score good waves

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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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7 helpful votes 7 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 

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