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Magic Chile International Surf School

#1 of 11 Tours in Arica
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Ginebra 3857, Arica 1030598, Chile
Phone Number:
+56 9 8790 6124
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Great surfing experience

I stayed at Yoyo's surf school and booked to services: - Classes of surfing - Accomodation in Yoyo's house Yoyo is very passionate about surfing. For me that was perfect to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 12, 2017
Jens S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

I stayed at Yoyo's surf school and booked to services: - Classes of surfing - Accomodation in Yoyo's house Yoyo is very passionate about surfing. For me that was perfect to increase my motivation to learn surfing (I started his classes with very little experience) even more. The things he taught me outside the water about surfing gave me great... More 

Thank Jens S
Manteca, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

I happened to be in Arica for a short visit and decided to try out a surf lesson with Yoyo and it was a wonderful experience - one that I highly recommend. Yoyo starts off with about 50 minutes of "theory" instruction. He is deeply passionate about surfing and conveying his knowledge about surfing, and I found it valuable and... More 

Thank Aspirant111
Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

I enjoyed the surf school very much! If you are an beginner or intermediate surfer, this is a very good place to go. You will not just learn how to surf, but also learn about the ocean and erverything that comes along with surfing. In order to surf, you should be prepared for falling a couple of times in the... More 

Thank TomdeBavaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

I've been surfing 50+ years. So I wanted to surf in Chile, but my itinerary prevented me from taking any surfing equipment. I contacted Yoyo to rent a board and wetsuit. He and his crew of instructors were really helpful and found me a 7 ft. fun shape. It was one of the instructor's personal boards and he just took... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

I spent almost 2 weeks with Yoyo, surfing almost every morning and evening, and staying at the hostel. Yoyo is a super passionate surfer, and has traveled all over the world to surf. I had been able to stand on a surf board before, but Yoyo taught me so much more about how to read the ocean and how to... More 

Thank alpineheather
Arequipa, Peru
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Through a coincidence we found the magic surf school. it was the first time to try surfing and it was just a great experience. Yoyo is a fantastic teacher and with his cool and relaxed attitude he will create a great experience. We had an awesome time. THANKS YOYO. Your girls from Kempten :)

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We have done a bit of surfing before but this was the best we've done. Yoyo was fantastic really informative and very relaxed. His surf spot is ideal for beginners and improvers, consistent waves day after day and good long rides. We were all catching waves and riding them in. We were sorry to go. Loved it!

Thank Richard F
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

If you ask for the "Magic Surf School," most locals won't know what you're talking about. Ask for yoyo. Everyone seems to know him. He made the lesson fun, but made sure to stay on topic and serious so we could make the most of it. Arica Surf House made getting to and from the lesson very easy. They seem... More 

Thank Rachael R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Two days surfing with YoYo and he got me riding waves day one from complete beginner. By day two I was standing more often than not and rode 3-4 waves all the way in, which was beyond my expectations. I will definitely surf again after this. GREAT TEACHER and fun to surf with. Highly recommend.

Thank Dale H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

Yoyo doesn't tell much, but the right stuff about the thing. Amazing!!! (I can type 200 charakters with Amazing, Amazing!!!) If you book a Course he tells you in 45 minutes what to do, then you'll get on the water. I surfed the 3rd or 4th wave with no experience. Arica is a great place to learn! There are no... More 

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