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Nalu Surf School & Shop

Address: 300 meters north of the crossroads, Santa Teresa 0001, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 26400391
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Ranked #5 of 32 Activities in Santa Teresa
Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Nalu Surf School & Shop offers professional surf lessons 1, 3 & 5 day courses for all ages. New and...
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Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
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 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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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Port Orange, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

A group of us were in the area for a Yoga retreat. In our spare time we wanted to get out on the water. Ben took us on an amazing paddle boarding adventure, finishing off with a hike to the waterfalls! We loved it so much we booked him for a second day. He is very knowledgeable about the sport... More 

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Caesarea, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I randomly met Carlos on a the street. I was actually looking for a camera or electronics store in Playa Carmen and asked him if he knows were could I find one. He didn't know, but when I asked him where it would be possible to take some surfing lessons he said he himself is a surfing... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Davey and Ben. The beginner class provided great instruction with attentive appropriate feedback. When I got a little further out in the water Ben was able give great technical advice while teaching me about what to look for and expect from the waves. Thanks for the great experience guys!

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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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