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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 29 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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Calgary, Canada
1 review
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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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great guys and excellent boards. Rented a short board for a week. 7th day was free. lots of variety.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Took a Class with Ben last week and it was amazing how good I improve my surfing with the tips I got in water by Ben, im a intermediate surfer and the private lesson was exactly I was looking to improve my surfing skills. The Surfboard selection they have is big and you can rent a different board everyday if... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Nalu is not just another surfing shop or school, it's the best one!!! It doesn’t matter if you are surfer or want to become one- anything you need you can find in Nalu. If you are a surfer you can find surf boards for sell or rent, laches and everything else you need. If you want to become one, Nalu... More

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

My fiancé and I took three lessons with Ben in mid-December and we had a total blast. Ben was extremely patient with us, kind, genuine, and a great teacher. I learned a tremendous amount and even ended up catching my own waves by the end. We went on to put our new skills to use in Manuel Antonio and we... More

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CHARLESTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Had Mauricio take us out for a lesson. Took his time to get us right and had a great time trying to get it right! Lots of fun.

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Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

My family and I have been visiting Malpais for years. Nalu is the best place to rent surf boards, boogie boards and more! Ben, the owner and surf instructor, is the best instructor my son (10yo) has ever had. My son rides the outer break with us but can be impatient. Ben has such a peaceful instructing style and is... More

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