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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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Fantastic first time surf experience.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Carol L
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Used Nalu at the recommendation of our hotel. They offered $45 (addnl 13% charge for credit cards) for a beginner class with use of the rash guard (shirt) and board for the rest of the day so you could keep practicing. They were flexible, allowed us to store our backpack in the shop while we were surfing, and even let... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The idea that I could learn to surf in an hour seemed preposterous, but I am happy to say that Ben proved me wrong! My buddy and I landed on Nalu and it was the best decision of our Costa Rican "rediscover-our-youth" trip down the coast. Ben is a great instructor because he shows you everything you need to know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife and me had a really nice surf lessons with the guys and were so good that we back to rent surf boards to pratice more. Good prices. We wish the best for them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Ben was recommended as part of our yoga & surfing retreat at Horizon Hotel. Poor Ben, he never guessed he'd be trying to teach two 69 year olds how to surf. He drove us in his newly-upholstered Toyota and went back for my sandals when I struggled. He went back to his Nalu Surf Shop for bigger and bigger boards... More 

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This shop and Ben our instructor were awesome! My wife and I had a great time learning the basics. The instruction was really well done. Ben is a cool Aussie (so you know he's a good surfer haha). Both of us were able to stand up on our boards and ride waves. In short order, we could perform triple back-flips.... More 

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