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Tortuga Surf School

Calle Santa Ana, Avenida Pastor Diaz, Jaco 60101, Costa Rica
50688476289
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Ranked #1 of 65 activities in Jaco
Type: Surf Camps
Owner description: Tortuga Surf Camp is the choice for the traveler who wants to enjoy and discover the wonders of surf at an affordable price.Located strategically in... more » Owner description: Tortuga Surf Camp is the choice for the traveler who wants to enjoy and discover the wonders of surf at an affordable price.Located strategically in the south end of Jaco Beach, this calm mellow beach breaks will be the classroom where our ISA certified instructor will lead you trough the this Costa Rican surfing experience. « less
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Potomac, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

i had surf classes on saturday and sunday. I received excellent one on one instruction in a completely professional environment - i would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending mike and the school

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San carlos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Had a great time with Mike, Jessie and Rasta! I have surfed before a lot and these guys helped me strengthen my skills and give me so awesome tips. Had an amazing time and great conversations with the crew. Would do it again for sure.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I can't say enough good things about Michael and his Tortuga Surf Class. His instruction made my kids so comfortable and he made them successful. He goes above and beyond to give you a good customer service experience. I would highly recommend him.

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miami
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our family spent Saturday with Mike and his other surf teachers. We all got up on the boards (have the GoPro pictures to prove it) and had a blast. Mike's approach, focus on the 1 to 1 relationship between student and instructor and overall organization and vibe was outstanding. We will be back!

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I've been coached in sports my whole life and the team here were by far the best. The Tortuga team breaks surfing down into bite size chunks and have a great system to get you to learn them. Within 15 minutes I was up and surfing, but I continued to learn so much after that. There are a lot of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have been to 3 other surf camps and although I had a great time at all of them, I never felt the urge to write a review until Tortuga. A lot of people on here that said "there's a reason Tortuga is #1".. and I thought, "great.. what is it?" Didn't really find the answer then, but now, as... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very efficient and super fun lessons! You feel really safe in the hands of these guys. I learned so much in just two days and I wish that I could have stayed for longer. Once I felt comfortable on the board, they helped me challenge myself which led to immediate improvements in my surf.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My family took the surfing lessons. All of us had a great time. All the instructors were gracious, helpful and professional. The head instructor (Michael) was not only an excellent coach, but also a great host. The smile and laugh from my family during the activity with Michael and his staff was the result of their gracious coaching and hospitality.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had an incredible experience with Tortuga - I wanted to learn surfing as a new skill this vacation - from the fundamentals of surf safety, proper board positioning, paddling, pushing, rolling, to wave timing, turning, energy conservation, and feeling comfortable standing on a board. I spent 1 week with Tortuga on my vacation and learned a tremendous amount (while... More

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San Gil, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had 3 days in Costa Rica and wanted to spend it surfing and enjoying the Costa Rican wildlife - Tortuga surf school and its hotel Perico Azul were highly rated and reasonably priced so I decided to give them a go. So happy I did - the instructors are fantastic, really look after you and know their stuff, I... More

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