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Good Times Surf Shop

Address: Cabanita 50 vrs al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Phone Number: 86751621
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Owner description: Are you looking for a fun, authentic surf experience in San Juan del Sur? You will find here a...
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Owner description: Are you looking for a fun, authentic surf experience in San Juan del Sur? You will find here a small but complete and authentic surf shop with everything you need for surf in Nicaragua, including accurate and helpful advice and information! We have a great selection of surfboards for rent of all shapes and sizes, from a 5'7" shortboard to a 11'6" paddle board and literally everything in between. Surf lessons, surf tours, all types of accessories, rashguards, and great quality original clothing too from REEF, Quiksilver, O'Neill, and other brands at reasonable prices. Most of all, though, you will have memorable experiences.We currently do not pad our listing with fake reviews, so please stop in, or send me an email or even give us an old-fashioned phone call to to find out what it's all about.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Hello Dave I hijacked your email address from J so that I could thank all the wonderful peops at the Surf shop for being so kind and helpful. Thank you Dave for all the info and help you gave us which makes the trip more amazing than ever. Omateppe was absolutely magical, thanks for suggesting the idea to us. That... More 

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Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I got the shuttle, surfboard rental and lesson package from Good Times Surf Shop. Firstly, the guy that helped us had a "too cool" attitude going on from the second we walked in and and every question I was asked him, I got a one word answer. Making me feel stupid for asking them as if I... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A friend and I traveled to Nicaragua for the first time, and a fellow traveler told us to stop by Good Times if we wanted surf lessons. We had so much fun! Miguel and Eu were our instructors and they were very patient, and awesome instructors. We both got up on our first day, and got a good amount of... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Good times is a good place in SDJS to rent a board - they have a huge selection. They also provide shuttles to the local beaches at various times during the day - AND their price includes the admission fee - which not all shops do. Shuttle times change depending on the tides - so make sure to plan in... More 

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

These guys are the best! Super friendly, great equipment, and expert instruction. The prices are totally affordable for anyone. They have shuttles to local beaches every day, just hop in and they do the rest. The instructors are awesome local Nica surfers who have all the experience needed to get you up and surfing, paddle boarding, boogie boards, you name... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A highlight of the trip was the surf lessons at Playa Remosa. Carlos from Morgan’s Rock set us up with Good Times Surf shop. the girls are up and surfing in no time thanks to instruction from Pedro and Luis. They guided our little surfers on to gentle waves for over an hour–the girls are totally hooked. Miguel spent 90+... More 

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David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming surfing with us! It was a great day! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We inquired about a lesson for our 12 y.o. daughter. Miguel told us she would get a 1:1 lesson and hours of time to use the board, all for $35. We were late getting going the next day waiting for them to load the boards for the other surfers. We drove out to Maderas beach and were told the waves... More 

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David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming surfing with us, and for your positive review! Sorry we didn't get as much time in the water. One of the toughest things about surfing is getting the right conditions. Fortunately we get very consistent conditions here, but that day it was very big until the tide filled in and we don't want anybody to... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Miguel, Jorge and the rest of the band of surfers from Good Time surf shop take you to the beach, teach you to surf lessons and entertain you. They were loads of fun. I took my two kids, 11 and 14, multiple times. We had only a little bit of experience surfing but after lessons with Miguel were ready to... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We booked a 2 hour lesson with these guys. When we got to the beach it was a little big out so our instructor Miguel sorted us out with beers tacos and jokes til the tide went out a little and more appropriate for me and the Mrs. (beginners). What started out as feeling like a bit of an inconvenience... More 

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Denver
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is well documented, but I feel the need to voice my concerns. The service here is beyond terrible. The owner displayed no interest in helping us at all. He was more interested in some new little toy he was playing with. We asked him numerous questions, blatantly suggesting we needed help and he still didn't approach us; rather, he... More 

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