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Address: Palm Plaza, Jaco, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2643-3844
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Description: From Grommets to Grandmas, Pro’s to “never done it”, we have you covered...
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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Learning to surf on SUP

I have a fair amount of experience paddling on an SUP in ocean conditions but have never surfed so I asked Chuck to see if he could give me a lesson in surfing on an SUP. Chuck... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have a fair amount of experience paddling on an SUP in ocean conditions but have never surfed so I asked Chuck to see if he could give me a lesson in surfing on an SUP. Chuck picked a perfect location and conditions for me to learn. He provided me with basic instructions on passing through the surf and then... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We are beginner SUP'ers, and went to Chuck for instruction. Unfortunately, Chuck had injured his back and could not teach. But, he made sure we did get the right person for our level of ability, and we had a wonderful time. Went out four times and became proficient enough to want to go back as soon as we can. Thanks... More 

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The staff was really cool, rented a 6'0 board from here. Good little board for the waves there. Little easier to rent one since the airlines wanted to eat us up for board fees since we came with a big group. Turned the board in a day early and they gave us money back. Check it out

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Alberto was very patient and helpful instructor. He made learning to surfing fun and effective for me and my teenaged son and daughter, none of us had ever surfed before. He made sure we understood the basics on land first and provided great tips and insights before getting into the waves. Never felt like he took any risks with rough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I rent boards from this shop every time i come back to costa rica. They seem to have the widest variety of boards to choose from in jaco. And not to mention the boards are of good quality and are in very good shape. The staff that work here, especially Nacho, really take their time and teach you about what... More 

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ponte vedra beach fl
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
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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 

Uvita, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 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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