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Costa Rica Surf & SUP

250 m North of Bar La Lora Amarilla, next door to Cuesta Arriba, Santa Teresa 84070, Costa Rica
506-2640-0328
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Ranked #4 of 31 Activities in Santa Teresa
Type: Surf Camps, Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: We offer surf lessons, stand up paddle boarding tours, and multi-day clinics in the Santa Teresa area. Our highly-trained staff ensures safety and... more » Owner description: We offer surf lessons, stand up paddle boarding tours, and multi-day clinics in the Santa Teresa area. Our highly-trained staff ensures safety and excitement as you discover the wonders of Costa Rica. Ideal for individuals, friends, and families. Our scenic pueblo of started out as a remote fishing village. It is known for its long beaches, warm Pacific ocean, friendly locals, and relaxed atmosphere. We have been here since 2001. We are proud of our surfing roots and wish to share our passion and the pure vida spirit. « less
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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I just took 3 days of surfing lessons from Nick. Not only is he a great teacher (really good at teaching you the basics, watching you as you surf and pointing out corrections), but he is super friendly and fun to hang out with during the lesson. By day 3 I was riding the board all the way to shore!... More

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CostaRicaSurfAndSUP, Owner at Costa Rica Surf & SUP, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for the great review! It was so amazing to get you surfing and stoked on the whole experience. This is why I love what I do! Don't forget to give yourself most of the credit. You put a lot of energy into learning how to surf, and you did it! Proud of you! I hope to see... More

Costa Mesa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nick was an awesome surf teacher! He's patient and friendly and actually gets in the water with you. He coaches with helpful tips and is very encouraging. Whats awesome about Nick is he doubles as a tour guide, opening his unique surf house (and hammocks) to you and offering tours around the town. Thanks to Nick we made it to... More

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CostaRicaSurfAndSUP, Owner at Costa Rica Surf & SUP, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. It really means a lot. Knowing that you had such a good time makes us so stoked on what we do here at CRSS. We hope to see you here again soon for more good times! Cheers! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Just got back from my trip to Santa Teresa where I spent many days with the boys of Costa Rica Surf & SUP. I went from not standing up to riding in green waves in about four days. Jimmy, Nick and Donovan are seriously laid back guys, but they take their teaching seriously and were out there in the water... More

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CostaRicaSurfAndSUP, Owner at Costa Rica Surf & SUP, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such an awesome review for us! The pleasure was all ours. You were great company to have around and we miss you down here! I hope to see you here again soon for more surf, SUP, beer and hammock sessions. Cheers brotha! More

Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It was my mom's first time ever on a SUP and my first time on a SUP in the ocean. I feel so bad that I can't remember our guides name, but he was so nice and made us feel at ease. My mom was really nervous and she ended up having a great time. We went down the river... More

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CostaRicaSurfAndSUP, Owner at Costa Rica Surf & SUP, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review for us here and CRSS. We really appreciate it. Don't feel bad about not remembering my name, I'm better with faces myself. It's Nick by the way ;) I'm happy that you and your mother both enjoyed the tour. Mom is a brave one! I hope to see you... More

Vail, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

our group of 6 did the sunset sup tour on our last night in Santa Teresa and It was one of our favorite things we did all week! Nick and Jimmy were great guides and fun to hang with. This is definitely a must if you like sunsets! We will be back for sure. surfs up!

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CostaRicaSurfAndSUP, Owner at Costa Rica Surf & SUP, responded to this review

Hey guys, Thanks for the awesome review! Looking forward to the next time. Cheers! More

Dominical
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

These dudes were amazing! They're so helpful and knowledgeable it blew my mind. The owner Nick is super chill, and if you want anything to do with surfing or paddle boarding he'll set you up. The head surf instructor Jimmy is an ocean certified lifeguard who speaks fluent English. He's been surfing most of his life and he is an... More

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CostaRicaSurfAndSUP, Owner at Costa Rica Surf & SUP, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We loved having you here and hope to see you again real soon. Life is better when you surf! Never stop! Cheers! More

Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My husband and I took lessons last week with Nic and couldn't be happier. We were absolute beginners yet Nic was patient and had great tips for both of us even at our different levels. In fact, we came back after lunch to get a board and try on our own for while. They are located at a great location... More

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CostaRicaSurfAndSUP, Owner at Costa Rica Surf & SUP, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for the great review! You guys were awesome. I really appreciated your positive energy, great to be around. You guys did really well and made my job easy! Can't wait to see you guys again and meet your friends!! Pura vida!! More

Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Surf lessons can be many things, but we could lump them all into 2 categories for the sake of argument. 1: A professional surf instructor will give you specific skill points and critical instruction in order to teach you what you need to know to improve. 2: A vacation instructor is cheering you on and kind of sort of showing... More

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CostaRicaSurfAndSUP, Owner at Costa Rica Surf & SUP, responded to this review

Hey Jimmy, I'm sorry you had such a poor experience with us here. I understand your frustrations. If you could help me remember when you were here, that would be awesome. I've been going through the books and I haven't been able to find you anywhere. I'm guessing you probably came to take lessons with the previous owners. I agree... More

Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Just came back from Costa Rica where I was lucky enough to get a surf lesson from the lovely ladies at Costa Rica Surf and Sup. Not only were they informative and concerned with our safety they literally had me up on a board on my second wave. Kelsey was getting slammed by the huge waves and never lost her... More

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CostaRicaSurfAndSUP, Owner at Costa Rica Surf & SUP, responded to this review

We love your awesome review! Thank you so much. Kelsey is a trooper for sure. Nothing gets us more stoked, than getting you stoked on surfing! Until next time amigo... Cheers! More

Ocean City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

I took several surf lessons and a stand up paddleboard lesson thru the river and into the ocean. Nic was an excellent instructor, very knowledgable, attentive and kind, it's easy to see he truly loves what he does. He is patient and makes sure you feel completely comfortable, and goes above and beyond for the student. I've taken lessons in... More

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CostaRicaSurfAndSUP, Owner at Costa Rica Surf & SUP, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! You were awesome and a pleasure to be around. Keep the surf stoke going strong! Hope to see you around these parts again soon. More

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