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Nalu Surf School & Shop

300 meters north of the crossroads, Santa Teresa 0001, Costa Rica
506 26400391
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Ranked #6 of 30 Activities in Santa Teresa
Type: Surf Camps
Fee: Yes
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Santa Clara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Ben and Tim were excellent. First time surfing for my family and kids ages 6 and 8 and they were so patient, nice, and accommodating. Personal service, great guys. Lots of choices of surfing lessons in Santa Teresa - these guys are great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Ben is a good instructor for both beginner and advanced lessons. Plus he is a sound guy! Surf lessons in Santa Teresa, Mal Pais or Playa Carmen? Go Ben!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nalu Surf School & Shop is AMAZING! As first time surfers, a friend and I booked 5 days of lessons through Nalu. Ben, owner and incredible instructor not to mention phenomenal surfer, was patient, thorough, encouraging and removed any apprehensions we had in a fun, effortless way. He catered instruction to each of our abilities and gave ample attention to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Ben was my instructor and took us to a great point break. He gave excellent instruction, talked to me about the break, was down top earth and made sure I had a great time.

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Bocas Town, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My friend and I booked a lesson with nalu surf shop. He is absolute beginner, I am a little bit more advanced. No problem, said the shop owner, my surf instructor will make a great lesson for both I you. And he did! Stephan ( I believe his name was) went beyond to make sure that we did not only... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

As four people in our mid 20's, we had a great time with David learning to surf. With a 30 minute orientation, we were corrected, and re-corrected until we were wave worthy. They definitely provide excellent equipment as we rented surfboard elsewhere around Guanacaste and most boards were terrible in comparison. David was out in the water with us for... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Once again Ben and his crew came through for my family and friends. His excellent staff and attention to detail are above and beyond expectations. Over the several years we have returned to this fabulous surf town, Ben and his staff has successfully taught us the basics of safety and technique, bringing us out of the whitewash and past the... More

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Having only surfed once before, many years ago, I was a bit nervous getting back onto a surf board. My fears dissolved after having my first of several lessons with Ben (Owner). He was extremely patient and safety oriented. He not only patiently taught how to stand up on the board, however many times it took, he also instructed when... More

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Wenatchee, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My family and I have traveled to Santa Teresa several times over the past four years and we always have an awesome time taking surfing lessons from Ben at Nalu. This year my two girls (ages 10 and 12) started surfing and Ben had them both standing on the boards within the first 30 minutes. He is organized and patient,... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was our 3rd trip back to learn surfing in Santa Teresa, and we felt so lucky to have found Ben! Our surfing improved vastly with just 3 days of lessons with him. We had conquered whitewater and were ready to move out back, but were way too scared because of those intimidating waves. Thanks to Ben, we learned how... More

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