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Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat

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Address: Beach Front at Tortilla Flats Office, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8311 8950
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Description: Dominical Waverider have the best trained surf instructors in Costa Rica...
Dominical Waverider have the best trained surf instructors in Costa Rica, our surf lessons are designed for all ages and levels. Owned by Dominical Lifeguard Captain, all surf instructors are certified 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 yourself in the "Pura Vida" vibes and come have a vacation of a lifetime with us!
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great surf experience!

I wasn´t so much into surfing, but I gave my girlfriend the promise to learn it with her. And I really have to say: it was lot of fun! Jeanine and More were really amazing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I wasn´t so much into surfing, but I gave my girlfriend the promise to learn it with her. And I really have to say: it was lot of fun! Jeanine and More were really amazing and great instructors, so we were able to do a green water start after a few tries (see the picture below). They took some pictures... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My two sons and husband had surf lessons with Andrew and Jennine who run Dominical Waveriders. They are two of the nicest people we have ever met. They have a passion for surfing that they want to share with others. My 9 year-old son got up on the waves on his first try, and my 11 year old did great... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What's unique about this school is that the instructors teach with love and care. As a woman I feel pampered yet challenged when they got me in the water . It is a life project to erase my fear for the ocean, and they are brothers and sister in this experience. I totally recommend learn with such angels who own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Being a woman I wanted to try surf lessons with another woman that would probably understand and connect better with me. Great idea! I recently took two lessons with Janine and I had a blast. She was truly professional and passionate about teaching. Her concern out there was to really improve my ocean knowledge while teaching me all these tips... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My mom, a friend of mine, and I decided to give surfing a second chance since the first try with a different company didn't go so well. We walked up knowing that we would probably quit half way through, but after meeting the instructors there was no way we were going to stop. I personally was smiling in the first... More 

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My eight year old daughter was a bit scared of surfing after having a run in with some fins. Jeanine was so gentle with her and has been able to turn surfing back into something fun for her again! Thank you so much Jeanine!

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Topanga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I am a beginner surfer and was looking for someone to help me improve my surfing skills and ocean knowledge. I meet Jeanine in the water giving lessons to kids and adults. I was really struck by her attentive, caring, and personable teaching style. My observations of her did not disappoint. In fact, she exceeded my expectations. After taking two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I had a really good experience surfing with janini and andrew. They show me everything about surfing and how to read the waves. Thanks for this day. A big hug from switzerland guys

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My first my experience with Dominical wave rider, as a beginner surfer was scary to say the least. There were so many questions I had coming from Canada and not growing up near the ocean. I always wanted to surf whom doesn't. I was lucky enough to have lunch at Tortilla flats and met Surf Instructor Jeannie owner of Dominical... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We took three days of surf lessons with Andrew and he had us riding waves in no time! His knowledge of the ocean is outstanding, we learned much more than just how to surf. He guided us to beaches that fit our skill level and timed our classes to match the best tide. The equiptment was top notch, snacks were... More 

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Address: Beach Front at Tortilla Flats Office, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8311 8950
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical

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