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Chuck's Wow Surf Lessons

Palm Plaza, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Ranked #20 of 66 Activities in Jaco
Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
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Owner description: From Grommets to Grandmas, Pro’s to “never done it”, we have you covered. 3 hours lessons at $65 per person which includes transport, guide/driver, instructor (Lifeguard Certified) and all equipment needed.Starts out with a half hour of theory and safety on the beach, then off to the water we go for 2+ hoursof the most exhausting and thrilling adventure you could ask for. Imagine, we have over 50 years total combined time in the water! After we wear you out and have shown you how to ride, quick trip back to the shop and we discuss abilities and assess the students equipment needs for future surfing. Equipment is available to rent of purchase should you choose.We are a drug free organization and proud sponsors of many of our best local surfers, not just a claim!Max 5 people per instructor.What do I bring?We supply the surfboards with leash, lycra surf shirts, and a ride to the spot we teach the lessons in. Bring swimwear (ladies should wear boardshorts, the waves will rearrange your bikini), towel, and… A BIG SMILE AND A POSITIVE ATTITUDE! Students should wear at least 30SPF waterproof/sweat proof sunblock, everyone gets a surfboard so you won’t be sitting around!Do you take pictures?As a surfshop we don’t! But if you would like to have all your fun and great surfing moments in pictures, let us know in advance and we will bring a photographer with us! Note: rates may vary.NEW!!! Frequent Traveler Board Storage. 10sq ft for $40/mo in secure warehouse. Room for 3 long boards or combination of items.
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ponte vedra beach fl
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Chuck Many thanks again for helping out a couple of families from the US feel like we were right at home. Great selection of old man performance Walden long boards, as well as shorties for the family rippers. it is quite evident that Chuck not only has a passion for surfing, but for the community and people of Jaco as... More

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chucksurfs, Owner at Chuck's Wow Surf Lessons, responded to this review

Your welcome we were glad to have you ! PURA VIDA More

Gurnee, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Definitely the highlight of a week in Costa Rica. Alberto was very patient, thorough and a fantastic teacher. Really couldn't ask for anything more.

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chucksurfs, Owner at Chuck's Wow Surf Lessons, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review you guys and Im glad you had fun with us here at Chucks WOW SURF ! More

Portland, Oregon
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I rented a board here for a couple of days to enjoy the beach break in Jaco. Chuck's has a good selection of both epoxy and fiberglass boards. The problem for me was the customer service. It seemed like a chore to answer a few questions I had and find some wax for the board I picked out, which barely... More

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chucksurfs, Owner at Chuck's Wow Surf Lessons, responded to this review

WOW just what I didnt expect to get for a review ! . We here at WOW SURF try to be helpful friendly and of course courteous with all our clients . Our team is for the most part on it in all cases [nobodies perfect] and we try to have a smile and greeeting for you as you walk... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Ok so about four months ago I stopped in here to look around cause a buddy of mine said I should. Came out with the sweetest 9' 6" surfboard I have ever ridden. Received a discount for paying cash and all is well. Made the return trip today cause the last big swell broke the board. Not to worry Chuck... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My 15-yr-old son and I took a lesson from Alberto on a Saturday morning then played pick up soccer with him in the afternoon. Great, patient, accommodating, knowledgeable instructor. Money well spent.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were in Jaco March 2014, and took two lessons with Alberto. He is super professional, careful and fun. We learned how to surf in one afternoon. He took us far out and adjusted us so that we could surf the bigger waves and not be scarred of them or intimidated. There were only the two of us and he... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had a fantastic time with Alberto, our group, including adults and tweens/teens went back multiple days. Alberto was patient and helpful, everyone was able to 'get-up' and 'catch a wave.' Several even managed to get up on their own by the time they were finished. Alberto had those of us who went multiple times on 'harder' boards and learning... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

While Chuck himself gave my husband and me paddle board lessons,other members of our family reunion, including "tween" age kids learned to surf with Alberto and one other instructor. Both of our groups had a really positive experience. For SUP, it was just us two and Chuck, so lots of personal attention. He even pointed out some local marine life... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I took a one day surf lesson from Alberto. It was a fun experience, he is a great teacher. After a lesson on solid ground, i was able to stand up in the waves. Staying on the board was another matter! It was fun and I will do it again. You have to try surfing if you are staying in... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We were in Jaco for the first time with our 2 young kids, We decided to take surf lessons. We stopped by WOW surf shop. The owner Chuck was very friendly and told us Alberto was a great teacher. We booked lessons for the following day. Alberto was great. He was patient and a great teacher. We all were able... More

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