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Manuel Antonio Surf School

Playa Espadilla Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 4842
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Very good first surf experience!

Ronald showed us the basics on the beach, then we went directly in the water to surf, and I was... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2016
Gabrielle C
via mobile
Amazing fun time surfing in Costa Rica

I had a great time learning how to surf with Ronald ! He is a great teacher! This was my first surf... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2016
sarahbeka
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Surfing - Live It! Learn It! Love It!
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  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Playa Espadilla Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Ronald showed us the basics on the beach, then we went directly in the water to surf, and I was surprised how fast it took for us to be able to stand up and catch a wave! We learned how to stay balance on the...More

Thank Gabrielle C
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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2016

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. As you said, we do get everyone up and surfing. With us you truly realize your dream to surf. It is also always great when we can surf with our people for more than...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2016

I had a great time learning how to surf with Ronald ! He is a great teacher! This was my first surf class ever and I manage to stand up on the surf board thanks to its tips! The team around is very nice and...More

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2016

Very happy that you enjoyed it. We do have a great team that makes sure that each person comes away surfing and most important of all with everlasting memories.

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Reviewed October 5, 2016

We went with a group of kids (10 kids) to have surf lessons with MASS. The kids had the greatest time. Almost all of them could stand up on the board after some time. The instructions were very clear, we did a warm-up on the...More

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2016

We are so happy to hear that the kids enjoyed this. We did this lesson as part of our on going community service efforts. This was a lesson to local kids in our area. We give such lessons throughout the year to give back to...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

I had a wonderful time learning how to surf. This was my first time, and I had some experience with snowboarding and skateboarding. There were some similarities such as turning and maneuvering the board, but it is a little different with the aspect of getting...More

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Thank you! This is our exact goal with every customer - to adjust to their prior skills and level of adventuresome spirit to get each person up and surfing. Glad we could get you surfing in not time while enjoying a beautiful place.

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Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I choose MASS because it was highly reviewed and was not disappointed. This was my first surf class ever. I was a little nervous at first, but quickly became comfortable. There is a short instruction period on the beach before you hit the water. I...More

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Thank you very much. It is very important to us as an organization to react to each individuals needs, wants and level. We DO tailor each and every lesson (no matter how many students we have) to the individual surfer. Our goal is to get...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2016

This was a bit different from my only other experience surfing. The waves were bigger than I expected and it was a little hard to get my board out there. Once my friend and I decided to take turns being in the water with our...More

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

We absolutely adjust to every situation whether it is the swell or the individuals preferences or levels. And as a result we get everyone up and surfing. We are different than other surf schools and the results show it. So glad that you enjoyed your...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2016

My sister and I took a long overdue trip to our number one destination, Costa Rica, in May. It’s been a dream of mine for years to go to Costa Rica and learn to surf and my only regret is that I waited this long....More

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Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Having traveled with my 6 kids from Santa Cruz CA,Venice CA,Maui HA,to Manuel Antonio/Costa Rica. These guys are the best. These guys Oscar,Melvin , Liam and Jordan spent everyday of our vacation taking us to different locations and showing us some off the path local...More

Thank Joseph C
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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thank you very much. You are your family were a pleasure to work with. It was rewarding for us to see the progression each day and to witness the family growing a love for surfing. Sharing our passion for this sports is what we strive...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2016

We decided to get a last minute surf lesson in, before leaving Costa Rica and were very happy with Manuel Antonio Surf School! The logistics went very smoothly and the instructors were great - friendly, accommodating and attentive. Transportation to/from was included and the price...More

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thank you very much. We are very focused on a personalized experience. We aim to make sure that each student surf no matter what the conditions. Our instructors are highly trained in surf lessons and safety to ensure the best experience.

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Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I had a great experience learning to surf with MASS. As a beginner I never thought I would expect to catch on to it so quickly but the tricks and tips offered by my instructor, Lorenzo, were very helpful! Transportation was on time and the...More

Thank Andrew P
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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

At MASS we carefully select and train our instructors so that we only have the best of the best to ensure an amazing experience. We want each person to come away from the lesson having actually surfed with the help of our staff.

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