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Address: Palm Plaza, Jaco, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2643 3844
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From Grommets to Grandmas, Pro’s to “never done it”, we have you covered. 3...

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 safety on the beach, then off to the water we go for 2+ hoursof the most exhausting and thrilling adventure you could ask for. Imagine, we have over 50 years total combined time in the water! After we wear you out and have shown you how to ride, quick trip back to the shop and we discuss abilities and assess the students equipment needs for future surfing. Equipment is available to rent of purchase should you choose.We are a drug free organization and proud sponsors of many of our best local surfers, not just a claim!Max 5 people per instructor.What do I bring?We supply the surfboards with leash, lycra surf shirts, and a ride to the spot we teach the lessons in. Bring swimwear (ladies should wear boardshorts, the waves will rearrange your bikini), towel, and… A BIG SMILE AND A POSITIVE ATTITUDE! Students should wear at least 30SPF waterproof/sweat proof sunblock, everyone gets a surfboard so you won’t be sitting around!Do you take pictures?As a surfshop we don’t! But if you would like to have all your fun and great surfing moments in pictures, let us know in advance and we will bring a photographer with us! Note: rates may vary.NEW!!! Frequent Traveler Board Storage. 10sq ft for $40/mo in secure warehouse. Room for 3 long boards or combination of items.

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Great Surf Shop/Great Lessons

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 13, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 was always available for advice and the owner, Chuck, took time out daily to give... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Jaco Beach was great! If you want to learn to surf or have any surfing needs, check out Chuck's WOW Surfing. Chuck is so helpful and friendly and Pablo is so cute...the perfect teacher. They were our favorite part of Jaco Beach.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time catching my first waves. Pablo and Marlin were great instructors. These guys surf every day in CR. Great guys, even hung out with them at a local hot spot after our afternoon in the water. Highly recommend their lessons.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in and was really impressed. Great selection of surf gear. Picked up some shirts and zinc. Then went back and rented boogie boards. Chuck seems like a really good guy. Check this place out for all you surf gear and lessons.

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Thank Avalanche408
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Chuck is friendly and has a wonderful shop. Pablo Robles is an incredible instructor and has us surfing in no time at all. If you want to learn how to surf, visit Chuck at W.O.W. and request Pablo Robles!

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Thank Robert M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

Stopping in Jaco to visit Chucks W.O.W. Surf Shop is a must. The selection of boards, equipment, necessary clothing and accessories is second to none and the expertise and friendly staff is even better. On top of that the prices are more than fair and, if you're lucky, Chuck will share some of the local lore that only he can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Went into the shop by recommendation... found the staff friendly and helpful (Vanessa and Nacho)! I booked a lesson for the following day in the morning. I met with Pablo, and had an amazing 3 hour go...I even got up the first try! Pablo was amazing, both in coaching and personality. It was super fun, but that didn't end... we... More 

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chucksurfs, Owner at Chuck's Wow Surf Lessons, responded to this review

Guys thanks so much for the detailed and helpful review of WOW SURF ! I try to surround myself with good people and thats how I formed my Team here both in and out of the water ! Let me know when your ready to come back , and Im working on the riding school as we speak . property... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

I went out this afternoon with Alberto for a little re-education on surfing. I used to surf a lot many years ago, but since I hadn't been in a while I figured I'd grab a lesson to refresh myself. From start to finish Alberto was patient, knowledgeable, friendly, and a fantastic instructor. He made sure everything was being done safely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I had never been surfing before we took lessons here. We really enjoyed learning how to surf, and Alberto was a great instructor! The waves were great for beginners and the instruction was great as well! I would definitely recommend this surf school, even for someone who had never been surfing before.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2015

Alberto Vasquez is a star at W.O.W. Surf in Jaco! Admittedly I lucked out as I was the only one in what's usually a group lesson, and I was using a beginner board on small waves - but as a 59 y.o. extreme beginner, I couldn't have been happier with the outcome. My only goal was to get up successfully... More 

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