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Chuck's Wow Surf Lessons

Palm Plaza, Jaco, Costa Rica
506-2643-3844
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Ranked #14 of 62 activities in Jaco
Type: Surf Camps
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,... more » 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. « less
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Dominical
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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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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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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Spent 10 days in Jaco in November with friends. My fiancée and I had got a lesson from Alberto a year previous and had a great experience so when we came back with friends we went to see Alberto at Chuck 's to get a group lesson for everyone. As expected, Alberto was great and everyone had a great time.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Was in Jaco for the first half of our Honeymoon. Chuck and his staff were great and rented me a brand new 7S Superfish. They set it up as a quad for me and it rocked. Service was friendly and great. I highly recommend Chuck's Wow Surf to anyone travelling to Jaco. They have a wide variety of board to... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Rented from Chuck's two years ago, last year and will again this year in a few days due to not being able to bring my own (longboarder from FL,surfing since the 60's). Returning for the 3rd year to this shop must mean it has some excellent qualities; such as the knowledgeable staff, supplies, location, etc. Love the place!

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