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Dominical Surf Lessons

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Address: Jaco and Dominical beach | Jaco & Dominical beach, Jaco, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 8853-4860
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Description: Daily Surf Lessons/Surf Camp Packages/Advance Surf Coaching. Certified...
Daily Surf Lessons/Surf Camp Packages/Advance Surf Coaching. Certified Surf Instructors and lifeguards, 100% Costa Ricans! English/Spanish spoken. We have been teaching for over 8 years now, providing our students with supreme knowledge and safety, we are ranked within top 10 competitors of the National Surf Competitions. Why Dominical Surf Lessons? Because we are professional, responsible, patience and have the experience that you are looking for. LEARN RIGHT, LEARN WITH THE LOCALS!
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The perfect initiation to surf

Debbie is an awesome teacher! As a group of 6 belgian friends we were surprised to find out her assistent-friend was flemish :-) As we all were beginners, they took us to a more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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New York, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I primarily booked lessons for my 2 roommates who's never surfed before and booked an intermediate one for myself since I haven't surfed in about 5 months. My roommates were in the white water the whole time and had a blast. I had a great time as well but my paddling was not up to par so I couldn't get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Debbie is an awesome teacher! As a group of 6 belgian friends we were surprised to find out her assistent-friend was flemish :-) As we all were beginners, they took us to a more quiet beach, 10 minutes out of dominical. Already with the first wave some of us were able to stand on the board! Talking about some good... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Debbie is awesome! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for surf lessons in Costa Rica. This was my second year to hire her and, again, could not have been more pleased. She made our trip a success. She, again, proved to be timely, trustworthy, proficient, and professional. Could not have asked for more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Debie out did herself with her incredible communication, knowledge of the area, surfing knowledge, as well as very organized. We have been surfing different locations in Costa Rica for over 5 years now and she is by far the best guide and instructor we have ever had. I highly recommend using her and will continue as long as we do... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I recently returned from a 4.5 day surfing trip to Costa Rica. We hired Debbie to help coordinate our trip as well as provide group instruction for myself and 3 other members of my family. All I can say is "Wow"! Debbie is great at what she does. She is a true professional, focused on making your surfing experience the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Debbie and her staff were very patient and awesome with our group! Natie and Morey were great teachers and really supportive of everyone's individual levels. Definitely recommend to everyone, especially families with children.

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Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

i am finishing up a surf camp with debbie in dominical ...she is hands down the best surf instructor i ever had and i had a few! (sorry guys ;)) ... after first lesson with debbie i immediately extended my stay in dominical to get as much of her time as possible -- it feels like she really cares about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I took 2hrs private with Dominical surf lessons two days in a row. We had surf before and wanted to work on new skills. Debbie was actually REALLY helpful right from the start. Quick and helpful with email. We didn't actually took lessons from her, we surfed with two of her instructors, both of them were FANTASTIC.... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Surfing with Debbie was truly the best. She and her other instructors knew all of the techniques and were very helpful. My dad, sister and I were all surfing within the first half hour. All of the instructors knew English very well so communicating was very easy. I would recommend lessons from Dominical to everyone of all ages.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We are so happy to have met Debbie and taken surf lessons from her. She's very knowledgeable and makes the whole experience so easy and enjoyable, we all were able to ride green waves on our second day of lessons! She makes sure to take you to beaches with the right waves according to your experience level, and she is... More 

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