Pollo Surf School
Pollo Surf School
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Shane
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
My family of 5 had an incredible time surfing with Pollo and his team. I was a bit anxious before hand as it was our first time surfing and my youngest daughter is only 9 years old. We received coaching on technique on the beach prior to entering the water and this was really helpful. Pollo also had several other instructors in the water with us helping us get set up to catch waves and then giving feedback afterwards. I had low expectations and was pleasantly surprised when we all had success riding waves in. Everyone including my kids ages 9,12 and 15 have said how much fun they had and how they would love to do it again! It was a fantastic introduction to surfing that felt very safe. We did 2 lessons during our week in Cabo Matapalo and recommend doing at least 2 if your time allows.
Written November 15, 2022
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Andrew H. Garland
Oakland, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Pollo really knows how to teach surfing! He's been doing it for 20 years, and has a clear and simple technique that got our group of three up and riding waves immediately. Plus he's nice and sympathetic and chill and fun. Pan Dulce is a fantastic beach for learning, with long rides on gentle waves. This was only my second lesson, and I really benefited from Pollo's instruction - I could feel my consistency (and confidence!) improve right away. Thanks, Pollo!
Written March 22, 2021
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Jenski
New York, United States2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
My kids (ages 11 and 9) had a lesson with Pollo and his team last week. There were numerous instructors for a group of about 10 people, and every single one of them got up on the board multiple times, didn't even realize that was possible for complete beginners. This experience was fun, exciting and safe. They spent about 45 minutes on the beach first-in the shade, thankfully-before heading out into the shallow surf. This beach is perfect for beginners. Just make sure you wear lots of waterproof sunscreen! Would love to go back.
Written March 1, 2023
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gagey11
Boulder, CO42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Pollo and and his team of surf instructors are top notch. Our family consisted of beginners and intermediate surfers and he was great with all of us and we felt safe the entire time. The spot (La playa Sombrero) he took us to was so beautiful and we were the only surfers there. We booked through El Remanso Lodge, and loved the experience so much we booked for another day. I would think no matter what level you are, you should book a session with Pollo.
Written January 8, 2021
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Leah C
Sandy, UT6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
We had two great experiences with Pollo. First, my partner and I had a group lesson with him when we first arrived in the area. We had a bit of experience under our belt, but nothing major. Pollo was great, giving us a new perspective on the basics, but a great overview of the break and what to expect.

My 10 year old daughter also went out with Pollo on another occasion. She had a bit more previous experience, but had a couple habits to break. Pollo did a great job helping her understand what to work on and why, and really helped build her confidence.

Definitely a great instructor if you find yourself on Playa Pan Dulce!
Written August 4, 2020
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Regina L
49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
This was our family’s second time taking lessons with Pollo. We had three others with us that had never taken a lesson. I highly recommend taking the 2 or 3 lesson package. Everyone was up their first wave during the first lesson. The second lesson was great for learning how to time catching the wave. Our group was 4 - 19 year old girls, and a 57 and 64 year old. Pollo is extremely professional and very personable.
Written June 13, 2021
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jimmyztulip
Newark, DE15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Our 12 year old daughter and both 50 yr old parents all stood up and rode them in thanks to these guys! Paddling is the hardest part, and somewhat wore me out. These guys had good instruction and were helpful in the water. Likely would not have had any success without them.
Written April 18, 2022
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dolly curran
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Pollo’s surf school is the simply the best! Wonderful, clear instructions from a fun, kind, supportive team. These guys can teach anyone to surf! I’ve had several surf lessons in different locations and this was far and away the best experience. They consistently get people of all ages and abilities up and going. Water and scenery are amazing. They make it fun and accessible for all. Can’t recommend them enough! Thank you- I plan to come back with my teenage boys as soon as possible!
Written March 23, 2023
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Jeffrey K
Madison, WI411 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
Pollo is a fantastic surfing teacher! After learning the basic techniques on land, he takes you out to catch your first wave. You’ll be surfing before you know it. Pollo is patient and offers constructive guidance and encouragement. We would absolutely surf with him again.
Written November 28, 2019
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Britharding
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
We loved our experience with Pollo! Not only did he and his team teach 14 of us to surf but they all befriended us and took good care of us. We were safe and treated very well. Highly recommend Pollo and his crew!
Written July 23, 2019
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