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Address: Beach Street, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 50626530923
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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This is not just a lesson: it is the first step in surfing. After years of...

This is not just a lesson: it is the first step in surfing. After years of experience teaching surfing we guarantee you will stand up and ride your first waves in just one lesson! If you don’t, you get a free lesson. Our lesson begins on the beach with some theory and practicing the right movements and the position you have to use on the board. Then we go into the water and start surfing!

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I have always wanted to try surfing and finally gave it a try, and I'm glad I did. The experience was the highlight of my trip. The instructors were very helpful and each of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2016
Pharmgal10
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Youngstown, Ohio
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Youngstown, Ohio
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

I have always wanted to try surfing and finally gave it a try, and I'm glad I did. The experience was the highlight of my trip. The instructors were very helpful and each of them spent time with you. I was with a large group, but the lesson was customized to each person. The cost of the lesson was also... More 

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Thank Pharmgal10
Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

We had an excellent experience learning to surf with TSS, under rather difficult (windy) conditions. We were able to have a three day course with two instructors one for my wife and I (we are mid 40s) and one for my son who is 6. The instructors we awesome! Very friendly and very good English. My son had a blast... More 

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Thank Heath_Berlin
Melbourne
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lesson with luis. He was very patient and made us feel safe in the water. We also managed to get the hang of standing really quickly! The next few days we rented boards from these guys and they were really friendly and accommodating. I also checked out other prices in town and TSS seemed to be... More 

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Thank Felicity B
Sacramento, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Great folks. They set us up with Gino for surf lessons and we had a blast. They offer a great service and product for 1st-time surfers.

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TamarindoSurfSchool, Owner at Tamarindo Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again. Keep on surfing !!! Pura Vida More 

Peterborough, Canada
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We decided to use Tamirindo Surf School after a friend of ours learned to surf with this company. The NEW OWNERS were on hand and the shop was clean and newly renovated. Our instructor - Josh - was so patient with both my husband and I and as "older" people he managed to help us both catch a wave. I... More 

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Thank Heather H
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My husband e-mailed Tamarindo Surf School regarding making reservations and they were very prompt to respond. They suggested we book online, which we did, and ended up saving $5 each. My husband was able to stand on his third try! I was a little scared and it took me many tries to actually stand up. Eventually I manage to ride... More 

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1 Thank LettieCM
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My family of 5 took a surf lesson here last week. We booked the reservation in January with a credit card deposit. Upon arrival we were asked to pay for the lesson, told their credit card machine was broken and they could only accept cash. It being the end of our vacation we were short on cash and it being... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have never really surfed before and we took lessons for two days with the Tamarindo Surf School. My husband and our two sons went the first day with Joseph for a couple of hours in the afternoon, and he worked hard to help us catch waves. He took us to the far end of the beach where the waves... More 

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1 Thank HotAsianMama
Oakdale, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

My 7 year old grandson is learning to surf here at CRSI and I am delighted with his program. The instructors are patient and good with the kids and safety is their biggest concern. I recommend CRSI for all ages.

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Thank Carrietreks
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Costa Rica Surf Institute (CRSI) works together with the Coastal Spanish Institute (CSI) where my family (wife and two teens) went for an immersion Spanish lesson in Tamarindo. I surf since I was 13 and now that I have kids 15 and 13 years old, I REALLY wanted to give my kids the opportunity to experience surfing. The truth... More 

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