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C & C Surf School

| On the beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
506-2656-0590
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Ranked #3 of 24 Activities in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics, Tours
Owner description: Full service Surf School in Playa Samara, Costa Rica. Beginner and advanced surf lessons, surf tours, surfboard rentals, surfboard repairs. Most... more » Owner description: Full service Surf School in Playa Samara, Costa Rica. Beginner and advanced surf lessons, surf tours, surfboard rentals, surfboard repairs. Most experienced instructors in the area (bilingual). Plus kayak/snorkeling tours, boogieboard rentals, fishing trips and much more. « less
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We recently visited Costa Rica for the first time and knew that taking a surf lesson was at the top of our list. We tried out C&C Surf School and had an amazing experience. Our instructor, Gatto, was amazing and eased our fears as first time surfers. He was very attentive and patient, and always made us feel safe in... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our family was in Samara for a few days and met the owner of C&C Surf School who encouraged us to sign up for lessons. We were so lucky to have Didier Castillo as our instructor. He was really thorough, taught us safety & etiquette as well as tailored for each of us the best way to get up on... More

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Johnstown, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have a had a few surf lessons over the years, but the lesson with Didier was the best. He taught me, my wife and my 3 (11,15,18) kids to surf, and did it in a way that made us all feel like we found a good friend in Costa Rica. Teaching us to stand up was pretty easy. He... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Our instructor, Didier, made the entire process approachable and fun for both myself and my girlfriend. We were both brand new to surfing. Didier promised us we would both get up at least once; he was more than successful. He spent a ~30 minutes on the beach covering safety basics and drilling us on Q/A as well as physical drills.... More

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Red deer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our instructor was excellent. I am not a strong swimmer or very confident in the ocean but our instructor was very patient and helpful with a good sense of humour. I took my the lesson with my daughter(10 years old) and husband and the instructor made sure we all got the most out of it. We all enjoyed ourselves.

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

C & C is not your typical surf school. They have some of the best surf instructors in the area, they give you friendly service, it is just fun to be around this place. I stayed in Samara for a couple months and this "area" around C & C was my go to place. They have an outdoor gym on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We picked this surf school as it was across from our hotel and recommended by them. Our instructor Didier was the best! He is patient, focused on safety and provides clear and easy to follow directions that can get anyone up on a board. We liked him so much, we went back 2 days later for another lesson which also... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Didier was my instructor for the day. I had an hour and a half surf lesson with him. I have had 4 instructed surf lessons two in Hawaii and two in Costa Rica, this one was the best. He taught me not just how to get up on the surf board but proper ways to get off it, safety in... More

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San Francisco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've had lessons from a few different teachers and Didier is the best one yet. He took a lot of time to lay the ground work and then had some really useful tactics for teaching beginners. His English is adequate and he's quite patient, attentive and encouraging. I recommend going with him if you're looking to learn or improve your... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Ask for Didier, he's super professional and patient - and always on time so don't be late!:) Awesome that you get to use the boards for free several days after, and the guys continue to give you tips and encouragement (which I needed:)

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