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Address: Beach Street Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 50626530923
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Description: This is not just a lesson: it is the first step in surfing. After years of...
This is not just a lesson: it is the first step in surfing. After years of experience teaching surfing we guarantee you will stand up and ride your first waves in just one lesson! If you don’t, you get a free lesson. Our lesson begins on the beach with some theory and practicing the right movements and the position you have to use on the board. Then we go into the water and start surfing!
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We have never really surfed before and we took lessons for two days with the Tamarindo Surf School. My husband and our two sons went the first day with Joseph for a couple of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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New York City, New York
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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My family of 5 took a surf lesson here last week. We booked the reservation in January with a credit card deposit. Upon arrival we were asked to pay for the lesson, told their credit card machine was broken and they could only accept cash. It being the end of our vacation we were short on cash and it being... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have never really surfed before and we took lessons for two days with the Tamarindo Surf School. My husband and our two sons went the first day with Joseph for a couple of hours in the afternoon, and he worked hard to help us catch waves. He took us to the far end of the beach where the waves... More 

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Oakdale, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

My 7 year old grandson is learning to surf here at CRSI and I am delighted with his program. The instructors are patient and good with the kids and safety is their biggest concern. I recommend CRSI for all ages.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Costa Rica Surf Institute (CRSI) works together with the Coastal Spanish Institute (CSI) where my family (wife and two teens) went for an immersion Spanish lesson in Tamarindo. I surf since I was 13 and now that I have kids 15 and 13 years old, I REALLY wanted to give my kids the opportunity to experience surfing. The truth... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Last year was the first time I had ever surfed in my life, so I wanted to make sure that the lessons I received were both informative, which I found at Kelly's Surf Shop. But this year, with a little theoretical knowledge under my belt, I wanted the same safety but for a better price. With only a handful of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I were in Tamarindo for vacation. We had not thought much about surfing but we saw so many surfers we decided to give it a try. We Lived it! I was able to stand up on my second wave and my boyfriend was able to stand up and call waves on his own. Our instructor was Christipher... More 

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UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

I took lessons here in September and also rented a board several times. I had a special price through the Spanish school I was at but I think the prices at this school compare favourably with all other schools and the instructors were very good- particularly Gerald. The boards were in good order and the service in the shop was... More 

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Arvada, Co, Usa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I highly recommend and would send my family here. Equipment was good, instruction was thorough. everyone in my group surfed!

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Fishkill, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

It is a great surfing beach, not one to swim and sun on.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Great instructor. Both of us stood up and actually surfed on our second or third waves. The class was great fun!

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