You'll see a bunch of glowing reviews for Surf Simply and they are all well-deserved. Wonderful staff, tailored coaching, delicious food, beautiful facilities, cool guests, ideal location. Everything I was looking for.
One of the truly unique aspects of the Surf Simply stay is that they offer in-depth coaching for every level. I did a bit of research prior to booking and this type of coaching isn't just rare it's one-of-a-kind. As an intermediate surfer, this was a key criterion for me because most "camps" cater to those just learning to stand up on the board for the first time. Surf Simply does an fantastic job with beginning surfers but also offers in-depth instruction for those who are trying to refine existing surfing skills.
The nice surprise was that the intensive instruction didn't come at the expense of fun. I was there for Christmas and the staff went out of their way to make us all feel warm and welcome. Good times included a massive Christmas dinner (thanks Sarah) and a party that included embarrassing holiday songs. (Please burn the video tape). Of course, there were many other non-holiday activities throughout the week. The stand-outs for me were the amazing massages and the prearranged meals at local restaurants.
All of the coaches were awesome but I have to give a special shout-out to Harry for the extra measure of patience and attention he offered during my stay. He knows his stuff and is an excellent dude.
This is my first trip and I'll be back. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surf Simply has broken the surf camp mold by providing coaching of a standard one would usually expect to receive in more mainstream sports. The makes of the Surf Simply podcast (available on iTunes) offer all inclusive package from their beautiful boutique surf coaching resort in Nosara, Costa Rica. You stay incorporates not only - video analysis, theory sessions on everything from board design to surf forecasting, pool training and in water coaching during your two fun surf session each day; but also transfers, accommodation, yoga classes, massage, fresh home cooked food and a variety of destinations in the evening from beach BBQs to stunning cliff top restaurants. ... more less
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