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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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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Recently, for the FOURTH year in a row (!), our students from the French Broad River Academy visited Uvita and hired Bodhi Surf for a 2-hour surfing lesson. We had a large group of 7th graders (12 students and 2 teachers) and the Bodhi Surf instructors did an excellent job managing, teaching, and INSPIRING our students in what was--for most... More

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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My two teenage kids were a little apprehensive about learning to surf, but after a couple of hours with Adrianne, they now say it was the best thing they did in Costa Rica! Great instructor and lots of practice in the surf at the beautiful Marine Ballena beach. Finished the day with a perfect sunset.

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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My wife, daughter and I had a wonderful experience getting surf lessons from Gibron and Adrianne. They explained everything clearly and had us up and surfing right away. They are very professional and compassionate in their teaching and we look forward to doing follow up lessons soon.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I finally got the courage to learn to surf! Travis is an exceptional coach who went over safety fundamentals and guided me to stand on the board in one lesson! Bodhi has great teaching methods that will keep you building on your skills. My only regret was that I was not in Costa Rica longer to take more lessons. Bodhi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I traveled to Costa Rica for our Honeymoon and booked our Surf experience with Bodhi Surf. We had such a great time! Definitely worth the trip to Uvita! The only one negative thing I can say is that our GPS couldn't find them, so we were driving for about 10 minutes before we found them.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My husband and I just concluded a week-long surfing and yoga holiday with Bodhi in March. I was reluctant to surf as I'm not water confident and Gibran, Adrianne and the Bodhi surf team really helped me overcome my fears and I was standing up on the board by the 2nd day! Amazing really. Yoga with Pillar was fantastic as... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words, lkgirl306! It was a pleasure having you and your husband here on a Surf and Yoga Vacation, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed it as well. You both did so well in yoga and surfing, and I can personally say that you two improved so much in the water, we... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Perfect glowing memories of our visit to Bodhi Surf School. As a boomer-age guy, finally finding the time to try out surfing for the first time, I choose Bodhi after reading of Travis Bay’s story in Worldview, the publication of the National Peace Corps Association. Both my wife, Susan, and I are former Peace Corps volunteers and I was drawn... More

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

Peter P - Wow. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this detailed and extremely kind review of Bodhi Surf School, our town, and the park. Having spent so much time in both Costa Rica (especially when it was less touristy and developed) as well as around the ocean, we feel very glad that it all lived... More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I can't say enough good things about the staff at this surf school. My fiancee and I went down to Costa Rica with a serious interest in learning how to surf. Our hotel originally recommended another surf school whose instructor was more concerned with us just getting up on a surfboard, which is great if you're interested in surfing just... More

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

Thank you so much, Lance E, for taking the time to write this awesome review of Bodhi Surf School. We are so glad that you found us and that our "vibe" turned out to be just what you two were looking for, that our surf instruction style resonated with you and your fiancee, and that you enjoyed your Bodhi Yoga... More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I was worried about a lot of things, my bad knees, of course sharks, and my general lack of experience. Thankfully there were no sharks, only sting rays, and they even taught us how to deal with those... drag your feet. As far as my knee, Gibran had good tips for that too! Summed up, the guy knows his stuff!!... More

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

Mel M - thank you very much for writing this "wicked" review of Bodhi Surf School! We're "stoked" to hear that the Bodhi Surf teaching style worked for you - from helping you get past your fear of sea creatures to dealing with existing physical limitations. We had a blast helping you guys learn and watching you all "kill it"... More

Essen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Surfing is easy, believe it, you just have to get the hang of it and Gibran will make sure you get it :)

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

FloHeuriseran - We're glad to hear you found surfing easy! We are here to make it as easy to learn as possible! We hope to see you again down this way. Pura Vida! -Team Bodhi Surf More

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