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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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Cleveland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

Had a great experience renting and using the equipment from this place. Great customer service, and Travis is awesome pretty much.

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

We are pleased to know our equipment and services met your standards. We work hard to provide a satisfying experience. Best Regards, Team Bodhi Surf More 

pleasantville, new york
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

We are a family of six and enjoyed a wonderful morning of surfing. We had all boogie boarded previously, but always wanted to try surfing. Travis was a great teacher and made clear the steps we needed to get up on the board. In addition, we were awe struck by the beatiful beach....seeing the green covered mountains in front of... More 

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

We are very honored by your kind words. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to your future visit. Keep us posted! Pura Vida, Team Bodhi Surf More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

Bodhi Surf School is so much more than a place to get surf lessons. The people behind this organization provide so much interesting knowledge and local perspective about the beautiful community in which they operate. They are also very socially conscious and work collaboratively with other community members and local businesses in order to ensure that their actions have a... More 

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

We value your kind reflection about Bodhi Surf and look forward to offering our services to you again! Sincerely, Team Bodhi Surf More 

Denver, CO
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

You can really get a surf lesson anywhere, but if you are looking for something a little more significant, if you think there may be more out there than just a tick off your bucket list, this is the place to go. The Bodhi approach to surfing is not just tips and techniques, it's a fully conscious experience. What's more,... More 

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

At Bodhi Surf we hope to illuminate for our students: the importance of a mind-body-earth awareness and we are overly satisfied to know that you felt you had a fully conscious experience. We aim was to also instill an appreciation for this small town that Bodhi Surf calls home. More 

Brunswick, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

Bodhi Surf School is a great place to go to for surf lessons! The lessons are taught in Marino Ballena National Park, which is a gorgeous protected area that is not very touristy at all. The preliminary lessons are extremely helpful in getting the basics of surfing down, and it's incredible how much you learn in just the first few... More 

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

We also agree that the Marino Ballena National Park is a beautiful area to learn how to surf. Thank you for complimenting us on our efforts to teach more than just surfing! Our mission is to provide personalized surfing experiences that connect individuals with nature and increase environmental and social awareness. Please come back soon! Team Bodhi Surf More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010

Hey Travis, just wanted to say thanks for the surf lessons! We had a lot fun and felt like we got our moneys worth. I like how we spent less time on the sand and more time in the water. Also, having another instructor there allowed more one on one time. I think we were all able to get up... More 

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

Your positive comments are deeply appreciated. Surfing should be fun and we are happy to know you felt the of quality surf instruction you received was worth the price we charge. Come back soon for our surf clinic! Kind Regards, Team Bodhi Surf More 

Vancouver, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

We had a blast!!! I appreciated Travis' teaching style. We didn't do any simulated lessons on the shore. He told us the three basic things to remember and had us in the water from the start. The best part was all of us were able to stand on our boards in less than an hour!

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

Our job is to get you surfing as fast as your ability allows without sacrificing your safety. You were fast learners! We look forward to seeing you again in order to do some more advanced surf coaching. Sending our best, Team Bodhi Surf More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

Last March, I had the time of my life surfing in Bahía Ballena with a couple of my closest girlfriends. I always heard that it takes a few days to get up on board but I was up within an hour. Travis brakes down the steps and makes it easy and fun to surf. Just a few minutes on the... More 

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

Bodhi Surf is delighted to know that you had the time of your life surfing in Bahía Ballena. We are overjoyed to learn that you went from knowing nothing to ending the day paddling out, turning yourself around, pushing off with the wave, and surfing down to the beach. We take the quality of our surf instruction very seriously. It’s... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2010

As someone who had never surfed before, I was both nervous and excited to try it out. I found that the instructor Gibran was very helpful and patient and turned the surfing lesson into a really enjoyable experience. It also was even more valuable to me knowing that by taking a lesson with the Bodhi Surf School, a local youth... More 

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

We are thrilled to know that our instructor was helpful and patient and that you truly enjoyed your experience. We are also happy to hear that you appreciate our commitment to the community in which we operate. Bodhi Surf utilizes and depends on the ocean as its grounds for surfing experiences, so it is only fit that we give back... More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2010

Travis is a gifted teacher, patient, friendly, efficient, flexible. The spirit of this venture as well as the execution are in harmony. My son and I had a great experience.

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

We deeply appreciate your positive comments and hope your return soon! Pura Vida -- Team Bodhi Surf More 

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