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Surf Culture

62 reviews
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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About Surf Culture
Surf Culture is a friendly surf shop in Tamarindo, Costa Rica offering professional private surf lessons andgroup surf lessons as well as Surfboard Rentals to surf the best waves in Tamarindo area and all over Costa Rica. New and used surfboards for sale, rental and trade with all kinds of accessories for surf trips to Witch's Rock, Avellanas, Playa Grande and others away from the Costa Rica's tourist surf spots. Come see us at our convenient location one block from the beach in downtown tamarindo next to Sharky's. We have easy parking right in front of the surf shop. Tito (the owner) and the rest of the surf crew will help you to get all the best information about Surfing in Guanacaste, Costa Rica or tips to learn how to Surf in Tamarindo Beach (one of the best surf destinations of Costa Rica). Don't forget, we also do ding repair. We are surfers stoked to live and Surf in Costa Rica. Let us share the Pura Vida .
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

We rented and rented and rented boards from surf culture. We enjoyed a three month stay in Costa Rica with our son who was learning to surf. We rented daily - the staff is super chill and really nice. Then we entered into a long...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

These guys charged me $40 for a small chip. They don’t offer insurance - said it doesn’t exist in Costa Rica. That’s a lie. I rented a board yesterday with full insurance covering such instances. Unfortunate too because we would have rented here the rest...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank joshsbsbb
SURFCULTURE T, Propietario at Surf Culture, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Hello , you agreed to sign a rental agreement where the conditions were written, we do not offer insurance but you know that's why our prices are lower than the other surf shops, the price for breaking an end base is $ 55 and we'll...More

Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

Buddy and I rented boards here three days in a row during our stay in tamarindo, all the staff was helpful and informative and the owner chatted with us for quite a bit during our first visit to the shop, assessing our skill and choosing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Barry_Wheres_Barry
SurfCultureCostaRica, Propietario at Surf Culture, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Thank’s Barry !! Pura vids

Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

We went to Tamarindo and locals told us to go to Surf Culture for rentals and surf lessons. They have around 250 boards and they have super friendly staff. My girlfriend appreciated having a female instructor (Denise) who is great with a great attitude. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ericdI571NY
SurfCultureCostaRica, Propietario at Surf Culture, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Denise is a Great atleta , realy good surf instructor , thank’s Pura vida

Reviewed November 12, 2018

I was advised by a local friend to rent surfboards from Surf Culture. I was very happy with the selections of boards and reasonable rates. Martin was very helpful and recommend the right gear for the area. I rented brand new Rusty short board for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank spaceman076
SurfCultureCostaRica, Propietario at Surf Culture, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Thank’s Rusty surfboards are great!!! pura vida

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

If you want to deal with people that try to cheat you and take advantage of you, come here. After they tried to charge us $50 for a $20 ding, We agreed on an amount - shook hands on it - and then they waited...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wellslange
SURFCULTURE T, Propietario at Surf Culture, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

good day !! we only charge for baucher when the clients do not pay at the shop, in your case you rented two tables on 25-9-2018 for $ 20 and you made a ding of $ 40 are a total of $ 60 in cash,...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Very good guidance. You can learn to surf here in no time. It was a two hour lesson, which seemed long at first, but flew by really quickly!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hannahvn2000
SurfCultureCostaRica, Propietario at Surf Culture, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019
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Gracias, pura vida

Reviewed July 1, 2018

Our family took 4 lessons with Martin- We all had a terrific time each day and are so grateful for the experience! We all got to know Martin and other staff Chris, Mano and Mattias also helped us! Great place to go especially if you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tgleason2018
SURFCULTURE T, Propietario at Surf Culture, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018
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🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙Pura vida 🤙🤙🤙🤙

Reviewed April 9, 2018

Had a fantastic private lesson with effervescent Carlos who's positivity and clear instruction had me catching smaller waves immediately - a really great teacher. Nice to meet Martin and Tito who ensure a well stocked shop and full range of great quality rental gear. Fun...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank leetatham
SURFCULTURE T, Propietario at Surf Culture, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018
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🤙🤙🤙🤙 Pura vida 🤙🤙🤙🤙

Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We had a great surf session with Anna. She taught us more things than previous instructors we’ve had, both basic and advanced. Great experience although the waves wasn’t that good.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank moist123
SURFCULTURE T, Propietario at Surf Culture, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018
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Pura vida

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