C & C Surf School
C & C Surf School
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Full service Surf School in Playa Samara, Costa Rica. Beginner and advanced surf lessons, surf tours, surfboard rentals, surfboard repairs. Most experienced instructors in the area (bilingual). Plus kayak/snorkeling tours, boogieboard rentals, fishing trips and much more.
Playa Samara, Costa Rica

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Oliver S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
unfair and rude. intial private class turned into a class of 3. esp. for beginners its much less effective. not willing to reduce the price. better go to many another surf schools.
Written April 23, 2024
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Dominique B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Great learning experience, thanks to Didier’s lessons. He definitely helped me and my girlfriend upgrade our surfing skills.
Written April 21, 2024
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Erin J
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Didier Fonseca was an amazing teacher. We left Samara then went to Tamarindo and really saw how much better his lessons were than those in Tamarindo.
Written March 17, 2024
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Arlene M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Very friendly and made sure you were well informed and comfortable before heading to the water! Instructor suggested other areas to snorkel
Written February 7, 2024
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Surabhi V
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
LOVED our surf lesson with Didière at C&C surf school in Samara! We’re beginners and he was very thorough and taught us excellent technique and safety, plus made it fun! We also got free surfboard rentals for the rest of the week so we could come back and practice. Can’t wait to visit again!
Written December 23, 2023
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Kirk S
Boise, ID1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Always wanted to try it so finally at age 65 I took my first surfing lesson with Didier. He was really great and taught me how to do it. Got up my first time. He was patient, helpful, and an excellent instructor. Bet he's an awesome surfer too.
Written December 13, 2023
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Leah C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Of the 5 people i've taken surfing lessons from over the past 7 years, Didier is hands down the best surf instructor i've encountered by leaps and bounds. Not only did he provide a fantastic lesson for me and my boyfriend, who was taking his first ever lesson, he prepared us for how to continue surfing safely at other beaches and other times. We will take his knowledge with us to other beaches around the world. We also were both able to catch multiple waves during our lesson, which is such a win.
I would HIGHLY recommend Didier for anyone of any ability, he is the best!
Written December 7, 2023
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Kate S
Chicago, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We had such a great experience at C & C! Didier did such a great job with my family- he was super patient and encouraging with all of us, and we had 3 kids with. We were all able to get up on the board by the end of the lesson- I absolutely loved it!
Written November 18, 2023
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Big_Geordie1
London, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We are a family group of 7 - 4 adults and 3 kids (13, 11 and 8 and wanted to learn to surf!) We looked at all the reviews and went with C&C surf school. And we made the right choice - the reviews are all true to word. Didier and Wilson were amazing teachers. Didier taught us adults and Wilson the kids. The instruction was great and excellent takeaways and tips for safety and ability to execute getting up! ! We were all standing up within 1.5 hours of instruction and 20 mins of that was on the beach getting the key details of safety and ‘how to get up’! ! We absolutely loved it, we all got up on wave 1 and 2 and are definitely going back tomorrow for more practice! ! Couldn’t recommend Didier, Wilson and C&C enough - must try! !
Written August 13, 2023
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EmmaLea R
Gainesville, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
C & C surf was such a fun experience! Our instructor, Didier, was knowledgeable, patient, and very encouraging. I would absolutely recommend this surf school to anyone - beginner or advanced. My friend & I were able to catch so many waves within the 1.5 hr time block. If you're considering booking a lesson...just do it :)
Written August 3, 2023
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