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Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat

5m of Main Lifeguard Tower, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
506-8311-8950
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Dominical
Type: Surf Camps
Owner description: Dominical Waverider prides himself on having the best trained surf instructors in Costa Rica. Owned by Dominical Lifeguard Capitain, our surf lessons... more » Owner description: Dominical Waverider prides himself on having the best trained surf instructors in Costa Rica. Owned by Dominical Lifeguard Capitain, our surf lessons are designed for all ages and levels and all of our instructors are trained lifeguards and experienced surfers. Whether you are new to surfing, need support moving into bigger waves or simply want to improve your surfing skills then our surf camp is the right choice for you! We offer vacation packages that will provide you with everything you need to get the most out of your time in Costa Rica, including surf lessons, yoga, accommodations, transportation, tours and adventures to amazing natural attractions. Immersed your self in the "Pura Vida" vibes and come have a vacation of a lifetime with us! « less
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Galveston Island, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Jeanine and her husband provided excellent service. They gave us great advice! We actually delayed surfing a day or two due to strong conditions. They valued our safety and experience more than just selling surf trips. I would highly recommend using Dominical Waverider! I felt very safe knowing that our guide Andrew was a lifeguard as well. He really helped... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I booked a lesson with Jeanine for two of my sons and myself on our last afternoon in Costa Rica, and it was a real highlight of our week. Andrew and Jeanine are great teachers, and better people. I would have enjoyed just spending two hours hanging out on the beach with them, but am so glad we got out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We arranged with Jeanine for lessons for our 6 and 8 year olds. She teamed up with Flaco to give 2 days of lessons, but the kids were up and surfing almost right away. They had a great time and Jeanine and Flaco were very good about making sure the experience was safe and that they kids rode the appropriate... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My wife and I, and her brother recently took a trip to Dominical for a vacation getaway. I reached out to a few surf camps before the trip to get a feel for what options were out there. Jeanine was the most responsive and just gave me an overall great vibe. Once we arrived I met her and Andrew at... More

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DominicalWaverider, Owner at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure meeting you guys! Thanks for the detailed review, Andrew is an expert surfer and waterman, and using all the surf tips he gave to you will keep improving your surfing skills and you'll sure catch more waves while surfing "crowed" California. We had a great time surfing and hanging out with you and your beautiful... More

Morgan Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Me and my family had the best experience learning to surf together here in Dominical this summer! I was a little nervous when my brother, a long time resident and friend of Andrew and Jeanine, suggested that my family take surf lessons together. I didn't think my sons ages 8 and 5 would be able to get up and I... More

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DominicalWaverider, Owner at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this review

THANK YOU for trusting us on teaching your little ones to surf, we totally understand the parents concerned with the kids safety and that's why we always have one-on-one instructors with kids to make sure they are safe and few feel comfortable in the ocean knowing that someone is right next to them at all times. We are looking forward... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was the very best moment of what was incredible 10 day visit to Dominical and the surrounding areas for our family of five. With three young kids ( 8,8 & 11 ) when we got out of the car to go meet the wonderful people at DWSC, I told my wife - "If they can each ride one wave... More

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DominicalWaverider, Owner at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review, we are so happy to hear that surfing with DWR was the best part of your family trip. We love what we do, so teaching others to surf is fun and rewarding. I hope they surf every opportunity they have, they did great! And of corse, we hope you will soon come back to... More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I nerve really believed I'd be able to surf but in my first lesson Andrew got me up and surfing within the first hour! Andrew and Jeanine are rock stars!

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DominicalWaverider, Owner at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for trusting us to teach you surfing. Andrew and Jeanine are amazing surfing instructors, no doubt! You did great, keep surfing and practicing in New York. We can't wait to surf with you next time you come back to Costa Rica! Pura Vida, Dominical Waverider Surf Camp Team More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've always been afraid of surfing, but after seeing my 3 years old girls taking lesson and having so much fun, I've decided that I've got to stop all my excuses, get a rash guard and try surfing. I love it now! Thank you so much Jeanine for being such a great and fun teacher.

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DominicalWaverider, Owner at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us for teaching your family to surf. We had an amazing time surfing with you all and see you improving every week. We can't wait to surf with you next summer! Pura Vida, Dominical Waverider Surf Camp Team More

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Jeanine & Andrew were recommended by a long time resident in the area and boy did they exceed our expectations. Our girls had never tried surfing before, but Jeanine made them feel right at home and safe on the long boards. This was a last minute idea we had, but boy were we happy when they said this was on... More

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DominicalWaverider, Owner at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that surfing was the best part of the girls trip. Thank you for sharing that with us! We are looking forward to see you again next year! Pura Vida, Dominical Waverider Surf Camp Team More

Ojochal, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Jeanine and Andrew, long time residents of our area, are fabulous trainers for kids and adults alike. They have taught numerous people from all over the world to surf. All of my foreign visitors come back raving about their time in the water with them....including my daughter. Besides making sure you have a great day out in the water, they... More

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DominicalWaverider, Owner at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this review

Thank You for the review, we are very glad to hear that! We also have a blast every session we spend in the water coaching you and your daughter. We look forward for every session! See you soon! Dominical waverider Surf Team More

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