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Super Helpful & Great Board Rentals

I have rented boards from these guys multiple times vs bringing my own board which would’ve been a... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
jblumenthal13
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Austin, Texas
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Great for board rentals

Decent selection of boards, though geared more for beginners (fun shapes and epoxy non-performance... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Andrew K
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From Grommets to Grandmas, Pro’s to “never done it”, we have you covered. 3 hours lessons at $65 per person which includes transport, guide/driver, instructor (Lifeguard Certified) and all equipment needed.Starts out with a half hour of theory and...more
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Palm Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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+506 2643 3844
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

I have rented boards from these guys multiple times vs bringing my own board which would’ve been a lot more expensive. They have a great selection; I was able to get a brand new Hayden Shapes for a great price. The staff is very friendly,...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Decent selection of boards, though geared more for beginners (fun shapes and epoxy non-performance boards). But I have been there a couple of times and had great customer service, and very reasonable prices...

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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

We have been dealing with Chuck for years when visiting Jacó. Great staff, Vanessa has been working for Chuck and doing an awesome job handling rentals. It’s great to be able to know that you can always get a quality board for a reasonable price...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Very helpful with not only organising our boards, but also a taxi from and to the airport. We hired 5 boards in total, all of which were in excellent condition - as good as new - including leashes!

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Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Chucks surf is a good place to start. Staff are friendly. The instructor Alberto is really knowledgable and professional. Guaranteed good time in the water.

Thank Charlie M
WOWSurf, Guest Relations Manager at Chuck's Wow Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Thank you Charlie for the great review. We can't wait to see you on your next trip. Make sure to contact us ahead of time and we can help you arrange an amazing trip beyond the shop!

Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Myself and 3 other guys came down for a bachelor party. None of us had ever surfed before so we gave it a try. Our instructor, Alberto, went above and beyond working with us. I would definitely recommend these guys to anyone who wanted to...More

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WOWSurf, fun coordinator at Chuck's Wow Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thank you so much for the great review Will. We are really happy you had such a great time. We look forward to being of service in the future. When you are ready to visit Jaco again contact us and we will hook you up...More

Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Great place to get a surf lesson. The owner, Chuck, was very helpful and accommodating. Pablo taught my lesson and had me up in no time. Ask for Pablo!!!More

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WOWSurf, Guest Relations Manager at Chuck's Wow Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Thank you very much for your amazing review. Have you been able to keep up your surfing? We would love to have you back!!! The weather in the Atlantic has been crazy lately but we have had great weather and great surf in Jaco! We...More

Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I are first timers to surfing. We got 2-3 hours of surfing lessons each visit with individual attention and had an amazing time! We would recommend it to other beginners and even advanced surfers who just want to rent a board, ask...More

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WOWSurf, Guest Relations Manager at Chuck's Wow Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Thank you so much Lukas for your great review! We are so happy you had such a great time. It's time to start planning that trip to celebrate your 1st anniversary in the surfing world! Contact us, we can help you plan an amazing trip....More

Reviewed December 17, 2016

Always a pleasure to deal with Chuck and his team.... We've bought boards here (best choice around) part exchanged boards and rented for friends... If you're in Jaco and in need of supplies or info they do it all here, surf, SUP, lessons, rentals and...More

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WOWSurf, Guest Relations Manager at Chuck's Wow Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Thank you for this awesome review! We love having you in the shop!

Reviewed October 13, 2016

My husband had a lesson from Tony when we arrived in Jaco. He was extremely patient and knowledgeable. We also rented a board, skim board and boogie board the week of our stay. They were very accommodating with everything and knowledgeable of the area. Nacho...More

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WOWSurf, Guest Relations Manager at Chuck's Wow Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Thank you for all your kind words! We loved having you here and can't wait to see you again! Don't forget to contact us to help you plan your next trip! Pura Vida!

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