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About Pato's Surf School
When it comes to enjoying everything that Playa Samara has to offer, Pato's Surf School is your one stop shop for all things surfing, SUP boarding, kayaking, and more. With talented and experienced instructors and guides, your time with us will be memorable and enjoyable. Whether it's catching waves, enjoying a sunset kayak or SUP tour, or receiving a relaxing massage, we are excited to be a part of your Costa Rica experience.​ Not only are we a surf school, but a place full of positive energy. Come relax, play, meet new friends, or practice spanish!
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Deseree W wrote a review Mar 2020
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We took a lesson from Dorian who was patient and friendly. All 4 of us got up thanks to his instruction! We then proceeded to go back every day for surfboards and boogie boards. Thanks to Pato’s we had plenty of cheap entertainment for the week and we saw Dorian all over town - and he was just as friendly to us as he was during the lesson.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Andrea R wrote a review Mar 2020
Ontario, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
Our experience at Pato’s was great! Mairin is an incredible instructor, 3 of our kids (5,6,8) went out and were able to catch a few waves, and you have access to the boards for 5 days after your lesson!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Knud wrote a review Jan 2020
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark7 contributions1 helpful vote
Myself and my 2 boys ages 11 and 8 have had the pleasure of surfing with Sonja. The lessons are app 1,5 hours and start with theory, then practice in the water and finally a quick wrap up at the end. Sonja is very good with the children even though the youngest doesn’t speak English. She uses a lot of articulation to help them understand. She’s also good at giving tips, when you explain her the problem you are facing, she can explain how to correct it. All in all a very good teacher.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jordan K wrote a review Jan 2020
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My two children (8 & 11) had a great lesson, and I was able to get a nice intermediate lesson too as I have some experience surfing already. Being able to use the boards for 5 days included in the lesson makes it a really good deal. Very relaxed and laid back vibe (they were totally cool with me taking a board for a couple of days before my lesson without paying up front or anything). Samara has perfect waves for beginners, although more advanced surfers might want to visit nearby beaches for bigger waves and longer rides.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Matilda J wrote a review Nov 2019
Cork, Ireland6 contributions2 helpful votes
Surf school! Easy to follow along the instructions, knowledgeable instructors. And the people are super friendly and helpful! Definitely a great place to start to learn how to surf!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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