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Surf Simply

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Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Surf Simply is so excellent, one might wonder, can it get any better? After my fourth stay this January, there were a handful of new things that collectively took things to a next level which I didn't think was possible (see my 3 other glowing reviews). While individually each improvement might not make a big difference, what struck me is... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my fourth trip to Surf Simply. It's hard to believe, but Surf Simply keeps getting better. Ru Hill and his team provide hands down the best surf instruction you can get outside of a pro coach, and the resort keeps getting better. The accomodations have been upgraded with improved wifi, Dennis, the new chef is just terrific, and... More 

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Thank agabinet
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finding Surf Simply by accident one day after trying to catch waves unsuccessfully in North Carolina, I discussed the Surf Simply program in Costa Rica with my wife and she agreed I should go, so I signed up for two weeks. I thought their reputation was too good to be true, but it is true. I consider Surf Simply to... More 

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Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This second experience with the Surf Simply Team again hit all of the superlatives of experience both in and out of the water. From my view, they occupy a Category of One when you add up the highly personalized instruction, the video and photo analytics, the input of all coaches in a natural/friendly approach, and of course a world class... More 

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Thank Michael D
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Where is the 6th star for exceeded expectations? I highly recommend Surf Simply. I've been to a couple of surf schools in different countries, which were always fun, but Surf Simply seems to be from another planet. I learned so much in one week as the coaching is about the skills behind the sport, not about the perfect pop up.... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I traveled to Surf Simply in June 2015 with my sister-in-law and I can honestly say it's the best vacation I’ve had. Everything is well planned, communicated and executed flawlessly. The layout of the camp makes it easy to hang out all as a group with a choice of either sun or shade in the pool or at the dining... More 

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Thank Danielle M
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

It was incredible my trip to Surf Simply. They are really excellent teachers, have a very developed methodology and science behind the day by day practices. The instructors are very kind and love what they do, at the same time know how to give you the right feed backs to help you improve. Plenty of infrastructure, film makers, photographers, etc... More 

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Thank RobertoAguiari
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

I can't recommend surf simply highly enough - my week there was one of the best experiences of my life! The surf conditions were perfect and the coaching from Asher was second to none. He was always enthusiastic, patient, clear and answered all of my many questions about surfing and long boarding. My surfing improved thanks to feedback and video... More 

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Tsawwassen, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough good things to adequately describe our trip to Surf Simply. I kitesurf and windsurf but have yet been able to indulge in surfing. I'm 58 and was somewhat concerned about venturing out on my own. We booked this trip to learn in a controlled environment and chose surf simply due to all the positive feedback it... More 

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Thank Ron D
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

After friends have visited repeatedly, I knew that I had to experience the goodness of this place for myself. It's a long trip to make from Australia, but it was the best decision I've made. My surfing went to another level, thanks to everything they put into this week. Derek was superb as my coach, alongside all the mentoring you... More 

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