Pine Grove Surf Club
Pine Grove Surf Club
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Sports Camps & ClinicsScuba & SnorkellingSurfing & Windsurfing
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
We are the one and only beach kiosk open every day all day here in Isla Verde Nature Reserve promoting surfing , paddleboarding, snorkeling , kayaking and sailing. Come get treated like family and get a delicious cold coconut after you work out in the beautiful beach in Carolina. We are certified surf instructors and lifeguards and have over 30 years of experience in the water. Check out our reviews we. Are the real deal but you have to come enjoy a unique experience with us here in Isla Verde. We are right on the beach in front of Playa Dorada condo. We are family owned and operated. if u dont see our kiosk open during slow season ( august sept oct nov,)just call and we will come out in 5 min we r in Pine Grove Condo right in front.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Robert L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My girlfriend and I had a great time with our surfing lesson. Both of us, who were complete beginners, were able to get up and ride waves within an hour due to excellent instruction from the very friendly staff. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in learning the basics of surfing and having a lot of fun!
Written February 20, 2020
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It was a pleasure having u guys here in Pine Grove. we r very glad u had a great time learning the basics. Thank u so much for sharing some good old fun with us. Come back soon.❤️😁🤙
Written February 22, 2020
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Hilmar
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I had a great time with my friendly surf instructor Hector (his little puppy in arm), we met at the crack of dawn to catch some waves, he was very attentive to detail when I stood back too far on the board and slowed down too much, he also showed me how to turtle dive under a big wave when paddling out. Hoping to go back tomorrow to just rent a board, without instruction. Oh, and there is a pleasant beach club with food and drinks just around the corner at the Intercontinental.
Written February 5, 2020
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Glad we hooked u up in surfing Hilmar see u in the water😁🤙❤️
Written February 6, 2020
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Marcel M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
This is the best address for surfing in San Juan PR. The staff is friendly and experienced. The guy who coached me was very patient and took his time to walk me through all the technics.
As someone who has never surfed before, after 20 minutes of professional instructions, I was able to rock my board. 😀 Highly recommended. 5 Stars experience
Thank you Hector and Team
Written March 5, 2021
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Ethan R
San Juan, Puerto Rico2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
I feel very conflicted writing this review. We had three instructors in the water with us, and two of them were great, but the third one's behavior was utterly unacceptable.

I am living in San Juan, and my younger sister and her friend came to visit for their spring break. They wanted to learn surfing, so we decided to book a tour through the Pine Grove surf club. They were not fully prepared for our tour, and they ended up giving us a surfboard with a broken lead cable and a paddleboard to use as a surfboard. This was kind of janky but not a big deal on its own.

However, the problem arose when we got in the water. Me, my sister, and her friend got one instructor, and the other family (a young Asian family) got the other guy, and there was a third guy just going between our two groups. When everyone else got out of earshot, our instructor just randomly started going off about the other family. He was very focused on the fact they were Asian and kept saying things along the lines of Asians suck at everything.

This is obviously not okay, but it continued to get worse. When my sister's friends and I were out of earshot, he started "flirting" with her nonstop with really outlandish lines that made her uncomfortable. She gave me several for this review; I figured I would just share these three.

"Your big boobs keep hitting me…but I don't mind…"

*Him* "How old are you?" *Her* "18" *him* "haha, that's very good to know."

"Wow, I really want to kiss you right now."

She didn't want me to say the name of the instructor we had because even though she had a bad experience, she still didn't want to see anyone get fired. But if you're the instructor we had and you're reading this, be better. You're too old to be hitting on 18-year-olds. You get to do a very fun sport every day, don't ruin it by being a racist perv to people trying to get into it.
Written April 10, 2022
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Just read this and iam very disapointed this happened .please let me know the instructors name so that I can take action.gracias
Written April 28, 2022
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jdk34
Milwaukee, WI5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
The guides promised us that all of us would be surfing. I doubted it, they were so patient and helpful that my whole family was surfing! Even my youngest daughter who was not a stronger swimmer (just turned 7) was probably the best out of all of us. I would go back in a heartbeat. My kids and wife are still talking about it. Great for just about all ages...my wife and I are almost 50, we have teenage daughters and a seven year old. All of use had a great time, and every instructor was so kind it was our favorite activity on the whole trip!
Written April 4, 2021
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Erica B
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Pedro was an excellent instructor! He gauged our experience level and had us catching waves in no time (even in the choppy conditions). My friend and I spent our time riding waves all the way to the shore with Pedro's simple directions and guidance. The fresh coconuts were the perfect way to end the session!! Hector took my appointment last minute and Pedro was ready for us within 40 minutes. Memorable day!
Written August 25, 2022
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Brandy F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
My teenage sons had a wonderful experience at the Pine Grove Surf Club. We showed up to the beach and were able to get lessons quickly. The staff were very friendly. The surfing instructor was absolutely great with both of our sons. Very attentive and noticed when they were looking discouraged. He helped them where they struggled, offering tips and additional help. He worked one on one with them as time allowed. Based on our experience I would HIGHLY recommend the surfing lessons!
Written March 10, 2020
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KSB
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Our family participated in many activities with Pine Grove Surf Club during a week in the San Juan area and had a great experience with this organization. Our 10-year-old daughter took a surfing lesson and our teenage son rented a surfboard from them and they both had a great time. The forecast was questionable but communication was excellent and they kept us well updated.

We also participated in snorkeling which went great. We especially enjoyed the paddleboarding trip led by Hector in Los Piñones where we got to paddleboard on a lake and through a mangrove forest. Two of my kids (ages 10 and 13) had never used SUPs before and felt very comfortable with the experience.

We stayed in Isla Verde and all activities were within a 10 minute Uber ride so very accessible in the San Juan area.

I would highly recommend all these activities!
Written February 27, 2023
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Sherry v
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
My college friends and I rented boards here. It was so fun. They even let us stay out in the water for extra time. Pedro is super chill and the workers are very nice and helpful. 10/10 experience. If you’re in San Juan area definitely rent boards for an affordable price here. Even if you’ve never surfed they also give lessons. Definitely do it. Go in the morning if you’re on a time crunch too. The waves are great for beginners and for advanced
Written December 16, 2022
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sarahszakovits
Melbourne, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I booked a solo lesson while on a work trip, and it was a great experience! I have some experience surfing, but I had never taken a surf lesson before. The day of the lesson the waves were small and it was very windy, but I still got exactly what I needed out of it! My instructor taught me to pop up faster, and farther forward on the board. I was able to catch probably 20 plus waves during the lesson and learned from every wave! Since surfing in San Juan I’ve surfed my home break, and all of my friends noticed the improvement! I highly recommended this school for anyone who wants to learn to surf or improve their surfing!
Written July 2, 2023
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