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Bodhi Surf School

La Flor de Bahia, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
506 8712 8919
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Ranked #1 of 19 Activities in Uvita
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics, Educational Sites
Owner description: Bodhi Surf School offers surf lessons and clinics, yoga classes, vacations, and retreats for individuals, families, and small groups. Our goal is to... more » Owner description: Bodhi Surf School offers surf lessons and clinics, yoga classes, vacations, and retreats for individuals, families, and small groups. Our goal is to teach you the theory, proper technique, and safety to have you surfing or doing yoga independently. Bodhi Surf is committed to incorporating sustainable business practices into our everyday operations. We love to share information on our area, both on the community of Bahia Ballena and the Marino Ballena National Park where we give our lessons. We also offer service learning for organized student groups interested in finding out more about Costa Rica. Above all, we aim to “awaken your inner surfer” and provide you with unique experiences that you will never forget. « less
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Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I took my first ever surf lesson with Adrianne at Bodhi Surf and it was so much more than I was expecting. I knew nothing about surfing, and I walked out of there feeling like I was one with the ocean for those two hours. You don't just learn surf technique-- surfing is much more than that, I found out.... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We made reservations with Bodhi Surf School in Uvita in July 2014. We had an excellent two days with our teacher Gibran. He really took the time to learn us surfing, understanding waves and the ethics around surfing. After two days we could actually surf, a great way of ending our holiday in Costa Rica. People at Bodhi are really... More

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with Bodhi Surf School, Rob S. We are stoked to hear that it was beneficial: that you learned to stand up on a surfboard but more importantly, got a bit of information about surfing and the ocean. We're especially glad that we were able to translate the "feeling"... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Travis and Christian provided an awesome beginners surf lesson. Not only does Travis go through the technical fundamentals, but he provides the important spiritual element to surfing without sounding like a philosopher with an ego. He emphasizes safety, and mastering the technique which was great for us beginners. Halfway through the lesson, I started to feel intense pain in my... More

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Nick M - we are so glad to hear, that despite your shoulder injury, you were able to enjoy the lesson and your wife also had a great surfing experience. We're stoked that our passion for surfing and the ocean was well received, and that our technical lesson style worked for both of you. We hope that you will be... More

New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My 9 year old daughter had never experienced Surf before, Gibran was amazing and became her mentor right away. Within a few minutes she was surfing up on the board smiling having the best time of her life. Gibran did not just taught her how to stand on a board but way more, understanding the Ocean, looking at the waves... More

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carolinebailly - Thank you so much for taking the time to describe your observations from your daughter's surf lesson with Bodhi Surf. We are so glad to hear that the lesson was a positive experience, and not one that was just FUN but also EDUCATIONAL. We very much hope to see your family down here again soon! Pura vida :)... More

Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were probably the most apprehensive and unlikely students, yet I booked surf lessons for our family of 4, as it was something I never thought I would EVER do - especially when the nearest ocean is over 2300kms away from our home! Our lesson was with Adrianne and Cristian at Playa Colonia. The lesson was broken into sections to... More

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kells_on_holiday - Thank you so, so much for your wonderfully kind review of Bodhi Surf School. We are beyond thrilled to hear that, despite your initial apprehension, the lesson turned out to be a positive experience for you and your family. We know that surfing can be a bit intimidating at first, so we are stoked to learn that our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in uvita for a week and took a few surf lessons with Adrianne and Gibran. They were excellent teachers and we had so much fun. Really friendly and treated us like family! Had a pizza supper with everyone staying at their cabins on our last night. They aldo helped book a day trip to Corcovado which was brilliant,... More

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Eddy C! We are stoked to hear that your time here in Bahia Ballena was so enjoyable, and that your experience with Bodhi Surf School was a positive one. We hope that you will be back for more surfing as you were a natural! Pura vida! -Team Bodhi Surf More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a group of 9 teenagers and 1 adult for lessons. Gibran and the other 2 instructors were fantastic. They were patient and encouraging and so great with our group of kids!! We had an awesome morning followed by the community walking tour with Travis. Staff is very knowledgeable and passionate about their community. When we return, we will... More

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Thank you for taking the time to review your and your group's experience with Bodhi Surf School. We are so glad to hear everyone enjoyed both the surf lesson and the community walking tour, and that you found the staff to be so patient, encouraging, and knowledgable. We do indeed hope that ALL of you will be back on another... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our resort recommended that we take our surfing lessons with Bodhi Surf School. My husband and I took 2 lessons over 2 days. Then we went out and rented boards on our own a couple of times after that. We took lessons with Gibran and also hung out a bit with Christian and Adrianne on our second day of lessons.... More

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samd212 - Thank you so much for your kind words about Bodhi Surf School. First of all, you and your husband were absolutely not terrible at surfing, you mustn't be so hard on yourselves! Surfing is a hard sport to master, the people who do it well make it look effortless, but you have to remember that they also had... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Bodhi Surf School shared their love of the ocean with my beautiful 8-year-old daughter Ilianna and my friend, Elisabeth. My daughter took to surfing right away thanks to the amazing, calm instructions from Peace Corps Volunteer and incredible surf coach, Travis. I definitely recommend Bodhi to everyone from beginners to advance surfers as the experienced surfers tailor each lesson to... More

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Beth B - thank you for taking the time to share your friend and daughter's experience with Bodhi Surf School as well as extending a recommendation. It was also a pleasure for us! We are very happy to hear that they enjoyed the surf lesson, and that we were able to transmit our love for the ocean. We hope to... More

Brockville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I used Bodhi Surf School to book many excursions during my stay in the Uvita area of Costa Rica. We stayed in this area for a week so I was able to take part in many adventures. I also made sure to take in a surf lesson while I was in Uvita. This was my first surf lesson and it... More

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May S - thank you for taking the time to share about your experience with Bodhi Surf School. We're sorry to hear that the experience was not quite what you thought it would be. We always recommend that people take more than a single lesson because, as you may remember, the first lesson involves a lot of time on the... More

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