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Puntas Surf School

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Address: Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-366-1689
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Puntas Surf School gives private and group lessons daily. Melissa Taylor...

Puntas Surf School gives private and group lessons daily. Melissa Taylor has been giving surf lessons in Puerto Rico since 2002 and created Puntas Surf School in 2007. She is still the only female instructor in Rincon and she has a team of guy and girl instructors so each lesson has all the help and information they can get! Nolan is her head instructor. He is very patient, informative, personable, and always has a smile on his face! The goal for Melissa and her instructors is to provide an educational, invigorating, and unforgettable experience in the surfing capital of the carribbean; Rincon, Puerto Rico. Our school provides lessons for beginners, intermediate, and those who just want to get to the next level! All ages are welcome and we provide a variety of different surfboards!

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Excellent first time surf lesson

Went out for my first time surf lesson with Nolan. Nolan is informative, patient and most importantly, positive. He gave tips and was a great communicator. Will definitely be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Nicholas M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went out for my first time surf lesson with Nolan. Nolan is informative, patient and most importantly, positive. He gave tips and was a great communicator. Will definitely be taking another lesson with him next time. Thank you Nolan!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sent my wife and 2 adult sons here for 4 days of surf lessons last week. Melissa was very accommodating and flexible when discussing what would be needed and was willing to tailor the lessons accordingly. Nolan was the lead instructor and they found him to be an excellent teacher. They also enjoyed Sean who was very " laid back... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're interested in trying surfing, I'd highly recommend this school! I'd never surfed before taking classes with this school and I was a bit nervous. But the instructors made me feel completely comfortable and safe. They knew just which waves to send me out on and were extremely positive and encouraging the entire time. Their primary concern was the... More 

Thank KLM0711
Flanders, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of surfing with Nolan, Rod and Chris back in April of 2015 and the experience for the kids was so awesome that we came back for more in December. I have 3 boys ages 15, 13, and 10 and the 6 or so hours they spent in the water with those guys in April stared an... More 

Thank jose121971
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

My wife, 10 year old daughter and I took lessons for 3 days from Melissa's talented team of instructors and had a blast. The highlight of my vacation was surfing with Sean for 3 days. I've caught the surfing bug for the past 3 years and try to take a lesson wherever we go. Sean is the best and got... More 

Thank Lewes11
Lakewood, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We did a family vacation in Rincon, nine of us took surf lessons. We had a blast! Our three instructors worked hard to get us ALL up. They were knowledgeable and gave simple feedback that kept frustration at bay. We rented a surf board from them for the next 2 days. Nolan and Melissa were very easy to work with.... More 

Thank Cilla M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I took two private lessons with Nolan who was very knowledgeable and professional. He explained everything thoroughly and gave me great tips on how to improve my surfing. I highly recommend Puntas Surf School.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Nolan has the two qualities you need in a good teacher: enthusiasm and unending patience. Coupled with a good knowledge and professionalism he couldn't have made my introduction to surfing any more enjoyable. Well organised and encouraging. I was also really impressed that he didn't send me out on the original day we booked when the weather was too rough.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I had a one-on-one lesson with Nolan today and it was excellent. I had never surfed before (or done any similar sports, for that matter) and Nolan did an outstanding job getting me up and surfing. He was patient, supportive, had great feedback, and I'm looking forward to surfing with him again! Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Rincon and surfed with various different teachers. And while there are many good ones, Today was the best lesson I've ever had. Many thanks to Nolan for being attentive and really educating us today! We're definitely coming back

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