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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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awesome learning experience

I am 67 years old and Ben Dayman showed me how to catch the best ride of my life, if you are looking to learn how to be a better surfer, this is the place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I am 67 years old and Ben Dayman showed me how to catch the best ride of my life, if you are looking to learn how to be a better surfer, this is the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I am an intermediate surfer i had two day class with ben. He s a great teacher fully dedicated to you with lots of hints . He brought us in a marvellous spot with nobody and superwaves. I decided to stay one day more to have another day with him. Go with him!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have just spent six days learning to surf on the beautiful beaches of Mal Pais & Santa Teresa under the expert tuition of Ben, owner of Nalu Surf School. Ben's guidence delivered in a friendly and relaxed way transformed this Surfing newbie into a 'surfer' who can catch his own waves. Thanks to Ben and his team's expert knowledge... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I've been to Nalu twice now and will go again. Ben is a true teacher and waterman who wants you catching waves. If you have never surfed, you will ride a wave. If you are intermediate, you will learn tips that you have never thought of. Nalu has the best prices in town and proper boards for all levels.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've took 2 other beginners classes and I can attest that this one was much better and more complete than the other two. They really teach you a good technique to get up on the board within 2 hours!! Plus, the instructors were really helpful and gave extremely useful feedback! Overall a fun time and strongly recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The price is ok, and he picks you up and drops you off at your hotel, but the class is very basic. The class was good, and we learned how to stand on a sideboard but that's it. Nothing about the ocean, or the waves. We just stood on, and that'a it. I don't feel like we got our moneys... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Really enjoyed my first surf lesson with Ben. Certainly wasn't the best beginner he has seen - but, Ben was patient, encouraging, and made the experience super fun. My husband ended up taking a few more lessons with Ben/Nalu and had nothing but glowing reviews. I wanted to check out a lesson that my husband and Ben were on -... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Perfect location, super cool instructors, and excellent teaching methods. Arrived in Santa Teresa late, and Ben was happy to take us surfing the next morning. We surfed with him 3 days and by the third day I was catching lots of waves and learning a lot. Ben was great at explaining the basics and making it easy to follow his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We've used Nalu, Ben, and his staff twice now on separate trips to Santa Teresa. Everyone who taught us was phenomenal, got us to the right waves, and put in serious effort to get us surfing properly. Knowledgeable and just really good dudes. And totally mellow about letting you take boards out later in the day if you wanted to... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Highly recommend Nalu Surf School! Ben, the proprietor of this proper surf shop, is an excellent and most patient instructor. On our recent visit to Santa Teresa, he took three of us, all > 40yo and complete surfing neophytes, and had us up on our boards riding the waves within minutes. He provided very easy-to-master basic physical instructions on the... More 

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