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Montezuma Surf School with Chris Johnson

10 meters S. Hotel Luna Llena, Montezuma 61111, Costa Rica
506 2642 1256
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Ranked #8 of 23 Activities in Montezuma
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: From the moment many people ride their first wave, they are hooked for life. Our mission at Montezuma Surf is to Introduce, Educated, and Train all levels of Surfers from the vast knowledge we have acquired during Decades of Surfing . We offer Friendly, Certified, Bilingual Instruction, while focusing on your Comfort, Safety, and Satisfaction. At Montezuma Surf we pride ourselves on the level of commitment we have towards creating great Surf Adventures. The Southern Nicoya Peninsula, of Costa Rica, is a region unlike any other place on earth. When you arrive in this area, your senses will be flooded with natural beauty, and positive energy. Near the tip of the Peninsula is the slightly funky, and always lively town of Montezuma, a magical and unique Surf Destination. Being on a Peninsula is a great advantage for Surfing, as we can surf a wide variety of waves. And if the Surf is too small, too big, or too windy on one side of the Peninsula, we can usually find Perfect Surf on the other side.
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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Chris is a great guy and great instructor. We had a miscommunication and he was expecting us a month later. We adjusted and spent three days with Chris and his assistant Carlos going from complete novice to the ability to stand up. Having never done this before I had no idea what to expect. I was expecting an hour lesson... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Book this company! My wife and I happened upon this company by booking a trip package through our hotel. Our hotel hosts raved about chris and Carlos our guides. When we met them for the first time outside our hotel they exude "the Real Deal". We quickly learned that their surf style was matched with great experience. What made these... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

As a Jamaican who has taken surfing lessons before, you wouldn't think that a single lesson would take my breath away and leave me completeley astounded, but Montezuma Surf did exactly that. The first thing that any prospective surfers should know is that Chris, the teacher, is probably the most amazing teacher you will ever have. He is not only... More

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Chris Johnson, the founder of the Montezuma Surf School, has influenced me with his positivity and effortless way of guiding one through the simple and exhilarating experience of surfing the ocean. Chris is one of the most peaceful and fun-loving individuals I have met during my stay on the Nicoya Peninsula; I thank him for opening my eyes to "la... More

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Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

As an active, well travelled woman over 40, I never thought i would be able to feel the excitement of the waves beneath me as I am not very coordinated and I usually just watch the surfers from the shore. Chris Johnson with Montezuma Surf School was able to teach me a few very useful and simple tricks/techniqures to "popping"... More

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ft myers beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

When my babe & I were leaving for our annual trip to Costa Rica I decided this time to learn how to surf. This is huge for a person who swims like a rock. Wow did we get lucky with Chris who has to be the best & most fun instructor ever. We took off to the perfect spot, Playa... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Luckily, my friends and I met Chris while hitchhiking to Montezuma. We could immediately sense he had great energy and were eager to sign up for his surfing lessons. It was undoubtedly one of my best days on the Nicoya Peninsula- Chris drove us to Playa Hermosa in Santa Teresa, rated one of the best beaches in Costa Rica. It... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Chris Johnson with Montezuma Surf School is truly an awesome person and surf instructor. My 11yr. old daughter and I choose to spend our annual mother/daughter vacation surfing for an entire week in Montezuma. Chris was the 1st person I contacted regarding surfing the area and staying in the area. He was so so helpful in planning this adventure above... More

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Prior to surfing with Chris I had only surfed one other time. I tried to surf without any instruction and it did not go so well. Chris not only got all of us (there were 5 newbies) up an surfing waves but I could tell by how efficiently he paced his instruction that he could have made a surfer out... More

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Burlington, VT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

I had the greatest time surfing with Chris Johnson and his instructor Johan! It was my second lesson ever and it was so helpful. He was so focused on making sure each participant was having a good experience. His teaching on land was clear and his instruction in the water helped solidify my skills on the board. Then he built... More

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