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Pollo Surf School

Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
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TheToucanSam wrote a review Sep 2021
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Pollo taught me an important lesson for aspiring surfers, if you can’t maintain the strength to paddle and stay in the water while you learn, then your trajectory to improve will be flatter. Conserving energy while paddling smartly maintains your energy but the keys to being able to do so vary day to day and beach to beach, and an expertise that only a seasoned professional like Pollo could provide. Pollo put me on amazing waves which I would not have caught or been able to stand up and ride without his expert instruction. Now I just need to get stronger !
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Regina L wrote a review Jun 2021
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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.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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mroemer wrote a review May 2021
10 contributions11 helpful votes
Thanks to Oldemar and Lance for the fantastic surf lessons for our 2 boys! They learned a lot about safety and nature.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Andrew H. Garland wrote a review Mar 2021
Oakland, CA3 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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gagey11 wrote a review Jan 2021
Boulder, Colorado37 contributions38 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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