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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 21 Activities in Uvita
Type: Educational Sites, Sports Camps/ Clinics, Adventure
Owner description: Bodhi Surf School offers surf lessons and clinics, yoga classes, vacations, and retreats for...
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Type: Educational Sites, Sports Camps/ Clinics, Adventure
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.
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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Had a great time with Gibran. Such a great teacher and beautiful area. A good value from what we could figure. Very professional lesson. Thanks again. Glad we did it. Would take another with bohdi if we make it back to Costa Rica! We've traveled a lot and this is one of the most unique and beautiful areas.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My husband and I along with two of our closest friends had the good fortune to spend the Thanksgiving holiday at Bodhi Surf School. We were amazed at how beautiful south Costa Rica really is.. but is was truly special to see how lovely the Costa Rican people are. Gibran and Adrianne made us feel very comfortable in their home/Bodhi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Enough can't be said about the unreal experience we had with Bodhi Surf school. Gibran has a unique and very effective way of teaching. You can feel his enthusiasm and love for the sport as he's teaching you which makes learning very easy. We had such a great time we came back again!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Bodhi surf school provided my husband and myself with a rich, connectedness to the ocean and it's critters in a way we never expected prior to our departure to Costa Rica. Travis not only taught us how to surf, he also helped us to understand the ocean, how it moves, great techniques for safety and success, and provided literature that... More 

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Awesome & amazing are not strong enough words to describe our week-long experience with Bodhi Surf & Yoga School. The Bodhi team is impressive - they are highly knowledgable, vibrant & enthusiastic about what they do, and were so patient with us in our initial surfing experience. Gibran & Adrianne are very well versed in all things surfing & were... More 

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

Hey alternatelatitude, we are so happy that you both enjoyed your time here at Bodhi Surf School with us because it was such a pleasure for us to get to know you and learn more about what you two are doing as well. To call the time spent with you guys as "work" would be a misnomer, because it really... More 

Winchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you only do one thing in Costa Rica then you should surf with Bodhi Surf School in Uvita / Bahia Ballena - it will simply be one of the best experiences you'll have in Costa Rica. As previous reviewers have said lessons with Bodhi is more than just surfing, you will learn about the ocean, how to stay safe,... More 

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

AusTraveller001, thank you so much for your extremely kind words and your very thorough review of your time with Bodhi Surf School. We were BEYOND STOKED to read all of the great things you had to say about our beach, our teaching style, and us here at Bodhi Surf. We're so glad that our little surf school made such an... More 

Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

Laura B - Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with Bodhi Surf School. We're stoked to learn that everything lined up for you and that you had a "moment" out in the water — that's the moment that surfers spend the rest of their lives chasing. You did excellent out there and I... More 

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

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

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

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 

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