Oasis Surf Academy - Day Surf Lessons

Oasis Surf Academy - Day Surf Lessons

Oasis Surf Academy - Day Surf Lessons
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Small school located in Carrizalillo, a very cosy , quiet and beautiful area in Puerto Escondido. We offer Surf lessons, Spanish lessons and accommodation in small apartments well located near the school and Carrizalillo beach.We have a professional staff of teachers and instructors with many years of experience in teaching both, surf and Spanish as a second language.Come and live the experience of Puerto from the inside!, learn about the culture and experience one of our biggest gifts: surfing!
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

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2024

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Monica D
Montreal, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I stayed for one week in La Barca, a very short walk from the Oasis Surf and Spanish school, and took both surf and Spanish lessons. La Barca is clean and cheery, with a nice communal kitchen area and lovely pool surrounded by gorgeous flowers. Surf coaches were good at managing students' varied abilities and keeping us in optimal take-off spots when La Punta got crowded, which impressed me greatly. We also did some trips down the coast to amazing surf spots where we were the only people out on waves; I had the pleasure of having Roger coach me on one of those days which was a memorable experience! The Spanish classes (for me were) one on one conversational classes 3 hrs a day (I am an advanced level) and I greatly appreciated both of my teachers and learned a lot in terms of grammar and Mexican culture. The group activities (e.g. yoga, pilates, etc.) were taught by good instructors on the gorgeous La Barca roof-top with an ocean view. I spent one week with Oasis and consider it to be both high quality and exceptionally good value. I had a lot of fun and moved forward both my Spanish and surfing skills. I would certainly recommend Oasis and hope to return!
Written February 15, 2020
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Hi Monica! Is good to know that you had fun and at the same time learned a lot. Thank you for recommending us. We would be happy to have you back with us... :)
Written February 17, 2020
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Teresa
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I am already dreaming of my return trip to Oasis! They manage to create a welcoming environment that allows you to feel at home in Puerto Escondido. This was my first trip and I will definitely return.

Spanish: I did the intensive 4.5 hours a day of spanish. They did a great job of breaking the content into digestable chunks with 3 hours of Spanish in the mornings with one instructor and 1.5 hours in the afternoon with another. My morning teacher, Israel, was phenomenal. He not only broke down grammar and conjugations but he also took time to teach me about culture. He showed me local spots, brought me to the market, and looked out for me during my entire stay. Ariatna, my afternoon instructor, focused primarily on medical Spanish. She is an absolute love and patiently helped me work through taking a history and performing a physical exam. She has a wonderful way of calmly correcting and helping you build both your confidence and skills. Both of my instructors absolutely defined my time in Puerto and are the reson I would recommend Oasis to any medical professional or individual hoping to improve their Spanish.

Surfing: I snuck in 3 days of surfing during my two weeks and it was a treat! I wish I had taken more classes because the instructors are great and know how to coach. You can improve rapidly while getting to enjoy spectacular scenery.

Accomidations: La Barca is a beautiful compound and I had a room with a gorgeous view of the ocean. Rooms are setup with all the equipement you need to cook (pots, pans, hot plates, utensils, and blenders). They also provide a giant jug of water for cooking and drinking. The cleaning staff makes the place sparkle three times a week.

Overall: Oasis feels like a family that you never want to leave. I loved getting to interact with other guests from all over the world and feel like I developed genuine friendships that I hope to maintain. I felt safe and taken care of during my entire stay. I could ask Betty or Jamie any question that came up and they would rapidly work to help me find a solution. I could not recommend Oasis more highly!
Written June 1, 2021
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Thanks a lot Teresa😊 we are very happy to know that you felt at home. With the Oasis school you will always have a lot to do and learn. Our community is very friendly and helpful, So come back to enjoy this paradise with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon 😉🌊
Written June 3, 2021
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Jacob G
Santa Cruz, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Oasis school was really pretty incredible. The Spanish teachers, surf instructors, accommodations, surf spots, excursions, tours, etc. were all amazing. It's quite something how Betty keeps the schedule in order, with all the students, classes, surfers, surf sessions, she kept track of us all and did it with a smile. I really loved my trip to Puerto and Oasis made me feel at home while I was there. Gracias amigos! Ya regreso! Jacobo
Written February 25, 2020
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Jacob thanks a lot for your words!! You know you are part of the Oasis family, greetings and hugs from Oasis team, come back soon! :)
Written February 26, 2020
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Daniel
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had an amazing stay with oasis learning Spanish and Surf in a week. They showed themselves very flexible in booking surf time slots and the teachers Surf and Spanish were very patient and caring. It gave us a nice impression of living in Mexico and a huge step forward in Spanish. The housekeeping stff was also very friendly smd caring. We would definitely go there again, it‘s worth every penny!
Written October 2, 2021
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Hola Daniel! we are glad to know that you were able to improve your spanish and surf techniques with us! You are welcome to join our tribe anytime! keep practicing your spanish and keep in touch with Oasis Surf School! :)
Written October 5, 2021
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Laura R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
I joined Oasis in October for two months. A friend and I really wanted to learn Spanish and therfore joined Oasis firstly just for one month with the Spanish intensive course. Here, we had 3 hours of Spanish class every weekday. The teachers would really listen what you wanted to achieve in the classes and would then mainly focus on that in and design the classes to your liking. Since we liked Oasis so much as well as their teaching methods, we decided to add an extra month. In the beginning we had two teachers, Israel & Jessy. Where Israel would focus a lot on grammar, Jessy would focus more on our vocabulary. After this month, we switched to Neftali, where we would work on our actual speaking skills. I would highly recommend all three of them! For us the variety in teachers and subjects was very nice to learn different aspects of the spanish language.

Of course, we also wanted to surf but only sometimes when it would suit us. Therefore, we just planned a surf class the day before or in the morning for that same day if it was possible. Betty, who is in charge of the surf schedule, would always look at our best options and advise us which surfing time / place / instructor would suit us best. I really fell in love with the surfing. The surfinstructors would communicate with each other in order to ensure you had a good board and which waves you could catch best.

We also stayed in the surf houses during our entire stay. These houses are amazing! Every two days they are cleaned and everything is very tidy. If you have a problem (we once forgot the combination of the safe..) , you can immediately ask the cleaning lady's (also great opportunity topractice your Spanish with this 😉) and they will instantly set everything in motion to fix your problem!

Overall, I had an amazing experience with Oasis and would highly recommend them!
Written April 8, 2022
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Hi Laura! Mil gracias por tomarte el tiempo necesario para escribirnos este review 😘 De verdad nos sentimos muy contentos de tenerte a ti y Ceciel dentro de la familia Oasis. Saber que pudimos ayudarte con tu español es una satisfacción grande y nos motiva a seguir dando lo mejor. Esperamos que vuelvas con nosotros a Puerto Escondido. Te esperamos con los brazos abiertos, besos 😘😘
Written April 11, 2022
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Joanna
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
I recently spent 2 amazing weeks with my friend at La Barca in Peurto Escondido. La Barca is cozy clean with friendly atmosphere place and well located as is just 5 min away from nice restaurants, cafes and of course beautiful beach Carrizalillo. I believe that is people that make places special and at La Barca all stuff was super nice and owners Roger and Sol were very kind. Sol she was there ever day for us ready to help, we enjoyed organized by her cooking lesson with Elvira a cleaning lady at La Barca kitchen. If you are there for surfing I definitely recommend surf trip with Roger OMG amazing fun and great surf day. During my stay I took surf lessons with Oasis school and they get from me 10 out of 10. Super professional, always at maximum 2 students per instructor, I felt always safe and I definitely improved my skills. Thank you Chavi, Pavel and Roger 💪. I loved the laid back fun vibe on the water. Big hug to Sol and Roger I will be back next time with my family.
Written January 30, 2022
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Hola Joanna! We are glad to know that you felt at home with our Oasis family. Thanks for your kind words and always you will be welcome. We love you and we hope to see you soon and meet your whole family. Kisses 😉
Written January 31, 2022
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Margaret S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Excellent lesson and experience. Felt safe and looked after, patient instructors. I would recommend for anyone wanting to try something new, or for those working on their surfing skills (there were both in the class I took). Worth it!
Written February 1, 2020
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Hi Margaret! Is nice to know your opinion about us, we try to make our clients feel safe and satisfied Thank you for recommending to Oasis School, see you soon! :)
Written February 3, 2020
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Rusty O
Oakhurst, CA55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
My wife and I came to Puerto Escondido specifically for Spanish and Surf lessons at Oasis. Roger and his staff have created an affordable and outstanding experience. The surf school was excellent, compared to some of the one day courses you can get in other parts of Mexico. I took the intensive Spanish classes and my wife did the surf lessons. My wife, who speaks Spanish very well was allowed to sit in with my classes occasionally. This helped me to develop a conversational theme for the week. By knowing what I was studying, she could help me to use my Spanish in everyday situations around the area. My two Spanish teachers were excellent. Israel and Ariatna helped me to increase my knowledge of the language that I will use for a long time to come. On the other hand, she was taking the surf lessons and I would go along and surf with the class. We even had a Roger Ramirez surfboard made for my wife. Roger was very gracious and allowed us to be involved in the entire process, from the shaping to the glassing. Her board turned out Beautiful. Roger even surfed with us a couple of days. It was a very special treat to surf with a legend. He really helped us to feel more like locals that just tourists. I enjoyed sitting out on the point with him and meeting some of his local friends. We will definitely return soon.
Written July 10, 2021
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Rusty and Cecelia we miss you already 😉 thanks for your nice words and for being part of this great Oasis family. We are ready to surf with you again and again, come back soon. Love you all 😉
Written July 10, 2021
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Neil Wilson
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
I spent two weeks with Oasis recently on a mixed surfing and introductory Spanish camp. I had a ball, learnt a passable amount of Spanish and surfed some great waves while improving my technique. Not to mention making some great new friends, sneaking off on weekend hunts for new surf spots and staying in a fantastic apartment. All at a great price. A great group of people too, including knowledgeable, experienced and outgoing instructors. Would love to go back for another crack!
Written May 3, 2021
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Hola Neil! It was a pleasure having you as part of Oasis family, you are an incredible person. We will wait for you back. A big hug for you and greetings 🙌😉
Written May 7, 2021
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Simon M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Me and a friend stayed with Oasis Surf Shool for a week during our Mexico Travel and we have to say that it was the best decission and the best week we had!
The people are really friendly and so chill. The upfront communication via email with Jaimee was excelent!
We took spanish lessons which were also pretty nice to start with spanish.

The surf lessons were really cool!! As a complete beginner, I was surprised about the wave sizes on the first day surfing. Nevertheless, the instructors David L. & Juan made it really easy and super fun to start and got me on some pretty good waves! (which I was not expecting of myself)
David is also a really funny guy who has nice hair (Not quite like Italo but almost surfs as good as him haha kook)
In general, everyone who is working there is really nice and everyone is trying to give you the best experience you can have (and which you definitely will have)!
So go there and enjoy the time with them!
Written September 22, 2021
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Simon! we are completely happy that you had a good time at Puerto Escondio and that you let us be a part of it. We hope to see you soon! Welcome to the oasis family
Written September 25, 2021
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