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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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Fantastic instruction!!

I am SO happy I got the courage to take a couple surf lessons. I am athletic but have never surfed before, and I was honestly kind of scared of the ocean and waves. But I'm glad I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I am SO happy I got the courage to take a couple surf lessons. I am athletic but have never surfed before, and I was honestly kind of scared of the ocean and waves. But I'm glad I did! I learned so much about how to surf and most importantly how to be safe in the water. I felt secure... More 

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Dominical, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

As an accredited ski-instructor, and former big-mountain competitor, I know what it’s like to be on either side of the coaching/instruction looking glass. Effective instruction is crucial to meet any sports oriented goal – whether professionally or just for fun. Surfing is an entirely different kettle of fish – while often at times it can seem frustrating, once you get... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We are a family of five and we really had a good experience surfing with Janine and Andrew . A lot of fun with them and after few waves we all succeed to surf waves.

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Singer Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was an awesome experience especially since it is run by male and female which is nice to get the two perspectives when learning to surf. I truly loved every bit of it!!!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The instructors were fantastic! We also had some good snacks (watermelon and water). We paid $50 for 2 hours and it was totally worth it! They are such nice people and know what they are talking about.

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

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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