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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 #12 of 23 Activities in Montezuma
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: From the moment many people ride their first wave, they are hooked for life. Our mission at...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Our experience with Chris was incredible. He's not only an awesome & super nice guy, but a great instructor who made us feel comfortable in the water. Our favorite memories from our entire week vacation were spent with Chris, especially during post-lesson sunset bonfires. These experiences were the highlight of our trip. Chris goes out of his way to make... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

thank you Chris for this amazing experience at playa hermosa and the great surf we had. We loved the bonfire and watching the sunset and the scenery was just marvellous. Thanks again for this great trip and we hope to visit soon as soon as we get back to montezuma!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

I have to agree with all the positive posters about Chris' surf school. I spent three days with Chris and Johan and it was great, these two guys are cooler than the other side of the pillow. The instruction was fantastic and overall an extremely great value when you considered the board rentals and transportation costs that are involved. Just... More 

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Dundas Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

If you ever wanted to learn how to surf, Chris from Montezuma Surf is the man. He keeps it safe, simple and fun. Chris was always upbeat and available while taking great photos of your wipe outs and catching a wave. I will be back in April to further my skills and you can bet it wii be with Montezuma... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Chris was great... he took us to the other side of the peninsula to catch the sunset at Playa Hermosa. He teaches you how to surf without making it feel like a lesson. He gets so pumped to see people succeed - in catching that wave - it's really a great feeling to be around.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

As a teacher myself, I appreciated the way Chris taught us with a specific plan, giving us oral instructions, drawing diagrams in the sand, and getting us to practice on the beach before hitting the waves. Safety and comfort is paramount and he made it seem easy! We both had great success and loved the whole day. Highly recommended!

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Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Chris is like a family friend you have known for years. He is very enthusiastic about ensuring you enjoy the most from your surfing adventures. We arranged surfing for our family of 2 adults and 5 kids (ages 6, 8, 10, 11, 14). Chris was professional in his teaching approach. He made sure we were not only safe but also... More 

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Albany, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

My 13-year old daughter took a surfing class with Chris - I went along to watch and hit the beach. Chris is one of the most natural teachers I've seen. He has sound technical knowledge of surfing and is able to translate that into meaningful instruction. As others have pointed out, he is not a "clock watcher", but takes a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

If you want to have a first class of surfing, and obviously more advanced ones in the area, Chris is the guy to make it happen! He doesn't look at the clock all day even if its supposed to be a 2 hours class and you can feel he's just there cause he loves surf and want to share this... More 

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Stowe, Vermont
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

4 adults and 5 kids aged 4 - 9 experienced a fantastic surf vacation at the Peaks n Swells camp in Costa Rica with Chris as our in water "surf yogi." We all exceeded our goals for the week in a fun, safe, yet challenging way. Great people, nice boards, super surf spot options and lots of smiles.

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