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Address: | On the beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2656-0590
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Full service Surf School in Playa Samara, Costa Rica. Beginner and advanced...

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.

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Best surf school!!! Pura vida!!!

This is an amazing surf school...Marcelo not only taught us how to surf, but he informed us about his culture and his awesome country! What a generous person! Thank you to all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
JoshMalek
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Gatineau, Canada
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Gatineau, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing surf school...Marcelo not only taught us how to surf, but he informed us about his culture and his awesome country! What a generous person! Thank you to all the C & C team for making us feel part of their family! My surfing skills have improved, I can't wait to go back to learn more. Gracias... More 

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Thank JoshMalek
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Didier is an amazing surf instructor. His passion is obvious as soon as you meet him. I am a female in my 60's and had the best experience. I'm not sure who was more excited when I successfully stood up and rode the waves - me or Didier. Every part of my experience was excellent. This is one of the... More 

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Thank PSW420
Innisfil, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to learn how to surf this is your place, perfect for beginners. If you really want to get it figured out you should plan on taking a couple private sessions, they're worth every penny and one session leaves you wanting more. Marcelo is an amazing instructor and taught me a lot in and out of the water.... More 

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Thank Trevor E
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I visited in January 2016 and took 3 days of lessons. We had Paul as an instructor. He was amazing and was really invested in helping us learn to surf. We had so much fun and would recommend it to anyone! We were up and surfing on the first day and improved our technique throughout. We are... More 

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Thank Zachary L
London
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and i took a group lesson (we were only 3). Didier gave very clear explanations and went through the security first and foremost! Once you have a lesson you can use the board for 5 days and we really felt part of the C&C family. We could also leave our stuff at the club, take a shower and... More 

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Thank Emandflo
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our girls wanted to learn to surf. Didier explained the terminology and how the waves should look to surf them. He made this into a game called skip or catch. He explained the mechanics on land with the girls and then in the water. Safety was top priority and he made sure they could handle the board in the waves... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great lesson, thanks Marcelo! The part on land seemed a bit slow at first, but they know what they're doing: There's some important info there and you realize once you get in the water how good it was that they covered and practiced everything, and you're ready to catch your first little wave right away without thrashing about and struggling... More 

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Thank Lindsay R
Beloeil, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Marcello, very fun and professionnal, really enjoy! That's the place to go to learn basics of surfing. Will come back

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Thank pcouillard
Novato, California
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My boyfriend and I took a surf lesson with Didier. It was so clear, he built on information well, repeated important key points so we would remember them, watched us diligently and was so utterly good and helpful! I highly recommend this surf school and I suspect the ISA membership makes a difference with their standards.

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Thank ronitsadventures
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

C&C instructors were great! And it was my first time and the instructions were crystal clear, good tips, also some tips about how to practice, improve and take care of the board. Finally, we came back the day after and the following, and we could use the boards for free and the instructors were still giving advices. Trust me, the... More 

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