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“Step by step get on the board!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rip Curl Surf School Fuerteventura

Rip Curl Surf School Fuerteventura
Calle Acorazado Espana 4, 3660 Fuerteventura, Spain
0034 663 812 933
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Ranked #94 of 153 Activities in Fuerteventura
geneve suisse
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“Step by step get on the board!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My fifth stay on the Rock Island. Always perfect conditions : warm water (wetsuit recommended!), nice beaches, and good surfing! Richie and the Rip Curl surf school technique will get you there.
Step by step, you learn how to develop your skills, your muscle memory, to get on the board, and wow, finally catch a wave, get the feeling, stay low, ride, and wow, you're addicted! Richie's always attentive to your technique and will make you remember simple things : two shoulders, two knees!
Small groups help also personalized lessons, and make you get where you want faster.
So don't hesitate, book your lessons and enjoy sunny Fuerte, any time of year!

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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“Best week ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

What a fantastic surf school! I had previously done a week learning to surf a few years ago and whilst lessons were included they were pretty useless: a bit of body boarding, then practising your 'pop' on the beach before trying (and failing) to get on a surf board whilst catching a wave. Rip Curl was totally different! Richie is an absolutely superb instructor. He builds up the technique and explains what you should be aiming for. When practising in the water he gives really useful feedback to help you improve and get the techniques. Each day each of us was a definite step further forward and we all stood and rode waves in! Amazing! If I could give Rip Curl a rating of 10 I would, but for now 5 will have to do.

And there's more! We stayed in the La Concha bungalows which were excellent and Richie gave us lots of brilliant food, ice-cream and bar recommendations: in 7 days we didn't have one bad meal or cocktail.

It's such a good week we're all seriously considering going back next year, and we're all self-confessed 'never go back to the same place twice' people, that's how brilliant it was!

Visited October 2012
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Corralejo, Spain
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I have had a few days surf instruction with Richie from the Rip Curl school. He is a great teacher and always takes time to explain to all people in the group what they need to do to progress. His knowledge of the island and which beach will work best for the abilities of the group each day is excellent. The tuition style is suitably laid back but with necessary attention to detail on the safety aspects etc - everyone I met in the groups had a great time.

I went surfing with my teenage daughter who also really enjoyed it. Its quite demanding physically but worth the effort to try something new. Some of the beaches are quite remote and wouldnt be found without the expert guides, biut they all are stunning.

Visited April 2012
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