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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Well, I already took many lessons: skiing, snowboarding, swimming. But instructor in this surf school is a best teacher I ever had. A lot of patience, a lot of knowledge. After an hour I knew all the basics needed to surf. I had a great time, and definitely price is worth it. There is a lot of focus on a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I came to Samara to learn how to surf. I decided to take the semi private lessons together with my girlfriend. First we learned the basic principals according to the international standard. Then we hit the water. Within no time we were both standing on the board and actually surfing. Thanks to the good instructions from Didier. We felt safe... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

While in Samara, my girlfriend and I wanted to try out surfing for the first time. A friend recommended we go see Didier, a surf instructor at C&C Surf School, who took great care in explaining all the basics of the sport to us. He started by explaining all the proper protocols to remain safe in the water and then... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

On a beautiful afternoon during the rainy season in Samara we set out to try surfing for the first time. We were introduced to the amazing Didier, who decked us out in rash guards and took us out to the beach. We learned all the important safety protocols, etiquette, types of waves, how to get on and off the board,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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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
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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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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
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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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