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Address: Calle del Morro S/N, Puerto Escondido 71986, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 954-582-2285
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I've taken 4 lessons with Rene and it was really great! He is calm, experimented, and has a good pedagogy to teach you the right way according to your level, mindset and the water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I've taken 4 lessons with Rene and it was really great! He is calm, experimented, and has a good pedagogy to teach you the right way according to your level, mindset and the water conditions. Furthermore he always manages to keep your environment safe

Thank Julien543
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I had an awesome afternoon with Rene and Pasquale from Central Surf Shop. They were very patient and attentive to us and helped us both get up on our boards. They also took great care keeping us safe in the water and making sure we didn't stack into other surfers. Best bit was getting to see a... More 

Thank Madeline L
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 

Thank DJayL
Port Clements, Canada
1 review
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 

Thank Ruth B
Prince George, Canada
1 review
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 

Thank Ben K
Oaxaca, Mexico
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Pepe K
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Karina B
London, United Kingdom
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 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 

Thank Ali H
Pistoia, Italy
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4 reviews
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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 

3 Thank Magpy
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
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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 

9 Thank AlexanderHK

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