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Address: 300 meters north of the crossroads, Santa Teresa 0001, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 26400391
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Description: Nalu Surf School & Shop offers professional surf lessons 1, 3 & 5 day...
Nalu Surf School & Shop offers professional surf lessons 1, 3 & 5 day courses for all ages. New and used boards for sale. Ding repair, surf tours by land and boat, surf clothing and accessories. With 12 years experience in the area and 29 years surfing experience we will help you with all your surfing needs during your visit.
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Surf lessons - good sunglass selection

David and Michelle taught our group class and did an awesome job - everyone got up! Good quality boards for the lesson and rash guards provided. Ask for a demo of their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Long Island City, New York
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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

David and Michelle taught our group class and did an awesome job - everyone got up! Good quality boards for the lesson and rash guards provided. Ask for a demo of their floating, tough to break bomber sunglasses. We bought a pair ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My wife and i came to costa rica to surf and we made 3 days of clases with Ben from Nalu. He was super nice, very good teaching my wife and making her enjoy. Also help to have a local showing you some spots. I recommend them for sure.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had an amazing time learning how to surf in Costa Rica. Our instructor Ben was the best surf teacher I've had. He brought us to a gorgeous beach and really tailored the lessons to our abilities. He was very observant and always gave me pointers on how to improve. My group of four had the best time and we... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Ben was easy-going, engaging, patient and a brilliant teacher. We were a group of four and he was able to give everyone the perfect amount of support and attention. Extremely observant, he sees what everybody did all the time, and each time give very specific, highly helpful instructions on how to correct out next attempt, and also generous with praises,... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

we went to nalu for surf lessons. i dont remember our instructors name but he was fantastic! he was very patient and an excellent teacher! by the end of our two hours we had both stood up. he really mad the experience. the surf lessons come with a 24hr board rental and additional days are very cheap. awesome shop, awesome... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Ben and Michelle were both patient and fun. We all had a great time. Every single person in our group of newbies got up. I would definitely recommend this place and would be happy to return.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I went with Nalu for some private lessons based on the recommendation of a friend and I was thrilled. I've been stuck between the whitewater and "real" waves for a while, not quite understanding what I was doing wrong. I went out with Ben on my last day and he immediately made some changes to my pop up and things... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had a wonderful surfing lesson with Ben. Great, laid back teacher and I stood up on my first 5 tries.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ben is amazing. I was a little intimidated by the idea of surfing in Costa Rica, but Ben immediately made me feel at ease. He was patient, clear with his instruction, easy going and encouraging. I went with a couple friends, and we couldn't believe how well we did. I took a couple surf lessons at other places in Florida,... More 

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Alpine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you are even toying with learning to surf, give in to the temptation and go with lessons from Nalu Surf School instructors. For years I have wanted to learn to surf, finally took a beginner group lesson in Play del Carmen, Costa Rica with Ben of Nalu Surf School. I was so impressed and delighted with Ben's instruction, enthusiasm,... More 

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