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Caribbean Surf School & Shop

92 reviews
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
About Caribbean Surf School & Shop
We love to surf and we surf with love. Learn how to surf with Caribbean Surf School. We have waves for all levels, from Salsa Brava, the heaviest wave in Costa Rica, right outside our Surf Shop, to the perfect beginner waves of Black Beach to the fast beach break at Cocles and the classic longboarding waves of Punta Uva. Just come and try it!
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot say enough good things about Hershel and the Caribbean Surf School and Shop! Honestly, taking surf lessons with Hershel was the highlight of my time in Costa Rica, and if you can do one thing while in Puerto Viejo, make it this! Hershel...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lizttravels
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Herschel and his team love surfing and love what they do. They were really great teachers giving patient and calm instructions while always making it fun, even on the fails. They are local, know the area, and will find the best conditions suited for your...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tim L
Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

Thanks Hershel for this awesome day and great experience! He picked us up at our hostel and we drove to Punta Uva, which is a perfect spot. After some practice at the beach and I directly managed to stand my first wave. Hershel is very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

Had a phenomenal experience with this crew while I was in Puerto Viejo. Herschel and his team know the best spots and are super fun to hang out with. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to surf!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

I went to Puerto Viejo with very little planning and only one goal: to surf for the first time. It had been a dream of mine for years, and as I am currently studying in Costa Rica, I could finally make it happen. Now, as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jaydastravels
Reviewed January 26, 2019

Hershel is a great teacher. He's friendly, knows his stuff, and pays attention to safety. This was my first lesson and I had a great time. I will definitely go back for more next time I am in Costa Rica.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AndrewKelm
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

I have surfed with Hershel several times on 2 different visits. Each time my experience was extraordinary. At 53 years old I had some concern about my ability to take up this new sport. Hershel’s optimism, paired with clear instructions, insured my success. People of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anne-Marie R
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

My brother and I came to Hershell for beginners lessons and he was absolutely amazing! He was calming and taught us how to really relax in order to truly surf. We were both riding some great waves throughout the whole lesson. I would highly recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank brontem2424
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Hershel is my favorit surfteacher in the world.. he is very funny and knows what he talks about..😊 I had 4 lessons with him..he helped me on the point where I was and in the end I did catch my own waves.☺️ in the water...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dariabuehler
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Hershel took me and another student for a morning lesson at Punta Uva. It was a stunning location and Hershel was a really, really good teacher. I took up surfing about 18 months ago and have been for three trips of between 3 and 7...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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June 3, 2017|
Response from askme233 | Reviewed this property |
Call his cell phone. If you do t have it, ask around.
August 18, 2015|
Response from David A |
Yes, Hershel will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the surf spot.