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Address: Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 77403, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 0050627500758
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Description: We are located at the best surf spot in Puerto Viejo ( The Beach Break...
We are located at the best surf spot in Puerto Viejo ( The Beach Break). Our centre is fully equipped with various models of Banzaii,Premiere, and RRD Surfboards, available to rent to surfers of all levels.
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Great Surf Lessons for beginners.

I took a couple of surf lessons from Elma at Totem Surf School and was very happy with the lessons. Within about an hour I was standing on the board and catching waves despite the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great teachers with a lot of talent. We instantly managed to surf thanks to their help. The lessons were very enjoyable and it was definitely worth it!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I took a couple of surf lessons from Elma at Totem Surf School and was very happy with the lessons. Within about an hour I was standing on the board and catching waves despite the relentless Cocles beach waves - Elma was very clear and made me feel like I was in really good hands. I only wish I could've... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

These surf guides were introduced to us by our Geck Trails driver. This beach is so much nicer than Puerto Viejo beach. It's really surf focused. The guides are happy helpful people and make this an enjoyable experience. It is right on the beach look for the colorful surf boards. Know that the surf here in December and January was... More 

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Berkel-Enschot, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Owner is is a nice guy, easygoing. He has good teachers and lets you have the board for two more hours after the lesson. You can even choose to use these two hours on another day.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I felt the need to counter-comment to set a few things straight. These instructors are amazing, fun yet professional. Most if not every guy in Puerto refer to the women as "baby" or "honey" or "amor" .. that's just how they talk. They're not being demeaning or rude or "pervy". They are passionate about meeting people and teaching surfing. They're... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was the worst experience I had in Costa Rica. Where to begin... We paid the owner for our lesson, and he offered me my change once I had already put my belongings in the locker and we were heading to the beach, knowing I would not be able to accept it at that moment. We proceeded to do the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My boyfriend wanted to learn to surf, and so I booked a 9 am lesson with Totem surf. The price I was quote (via email) was $65 USD per person, but when you get there is it only $60 USD. For that price, you get 1.5 hours of lesson and then 2 hours of board usage. The waves are rough... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

The owner is amazing, especially with kids, so much patience and so kind. my 10 year old had never surfed before and was riding waves by the end of his lesson. Definately worth the lesson.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

My boyfriend did a surf lesson here - he had done a previous introductory session in Hawaii so had a few basic skills. He had a good time overall but was frustrated because the instructor took him to waves that were way too big for him and the instructor also seemed a bit more interested in selling him weed than... More 

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