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Bodhi Surf School

Address: La Flor de Bahia, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 8712 8919
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Owner description: Bodhi Surf School offers surf lessons and clinics, yoga classes, vacations, and retreats for...
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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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Bend, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We'd read that Uvita was perhaps the best place in Costa Rica to learn to surf. The shallow sand beach and easy break offer the perfect conditions for those of us who had never stood on a board. Not only did this prove to be true for us, but Bodhi Surf created the most amazing experience in the learning. We... More 

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Schmeeve - THANK YOU so much for your extremely kind, heartfelt, and detailed description of your time spent surfing with us here in Bahia Ballena. We are so incredibly happy to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your time, you were ideal students and it was also a pleasure for us to get to know you and help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I didn't personally stay at Bodhi Surf, but we worked with Travis and Pilar (the owners) on service trips and did yoga with Pilar and it was amazing. Every person who works there is so passionate and kind and it really shows. They are a fun group to work with and are incredibly inspiring. I highly recommend meeting and working... More 

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Thank you, Victoria R, for taking the time to write about your experience with Bodhi Surf School, we very much appreciate it! We're stoked to hear you enjoyed yoga, and that the service learning aspect was also enjoyable. We, and our community, thank you and your group for your contribution! We hope to see you back down here, perhaps for... More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was our second trip back to Uvita and this time we were able to bunk in the brand new Bodhi Bungalows. We stayed in "Espiritu", which was the perfect size for my family of three. The bungalow has its own bathroom, and kitchenette supplied with everything you need to have a nice breakfast on the private patio right outside... More 

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jjperez82 - Thank you so much for taking the time to write about you and your family's experience staying here at Bodhi Surf School. We're so glad to hear that the experience was a pleasant one, and that you found Bungalow Espiritu to be comfortable and homey. We were also pleased that you enjoyed both the yoga and surf lessons,... More 

Kansas City, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Thank you, Scar M, for taking a moment to review your experience surfing with Bodhi Surf School. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience and would do it again! In fact, we hope to see you again in this neck of the woods. Pura Vida! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

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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YogaGal7115 - thank you so much for taking the time to share your and your husband's experience with Bodhi Surf School. We had a blast with your gang, the week felt like a week with old friends and certainly not like a work week! We're so glad that you enjoyed your time here and we hope you make it a... 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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Thank you, Steve S, for taking the time to write about your experience here in Bahia Ballena with Bodhi Surf School. We're stoked to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us and out in the water learning to catch waves. You did awesome out there and it was a pleasure to teach you. We very much hope to... More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
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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Katie W - Thank you for the very kind words about your experience with Bodhi Surf School! We're so glad that our methodology resonated with you and your husband, and that you appreciated the foundation of surfing: a strong connection to the ocean and to nature. We sincerely hope that you will continue surfing up in your neck of the... More 

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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 

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