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Montezuma Surf School with Chris Johnson

Montezuma, Costa Rica
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About Montezuma Surf School with Chris Johnson
From the moment many people ride their first wave, they are hooked for life. Our mission at Montezuma Surf is to Introduce, Educated, and Train all levels of Surfers from the vast knowledge we have acquired during Decades of Surfing . We offer Friendly, Certified, Bilingual Instruction, while focusing on your Comfort, Safety, and Satisfaction. At Montezuma Surf we pride ourselves on the level of commitment we have towards creating great Surf Adventures. The Southern Nicoya Peninsula, of Costa Rica, is a region unlike any other place on earth. When you arrive in this area, your senses will be flooded with natural beauty, and positive energy. Near the tip of the Peninsula is the slightly funky, and always lively town of Montezuma, a magical and unique Surf Destination. Being on a Peninsula is a great advantage for Surfing, as we can surf a wide variety of waves. And if the Surf is too small, too big, or too windy on one side of the Peninsula, we can usually find Perfect Surf on the other side.
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Katja&Yasmin wrote a review Feb 2019
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We had surflessons with Chris for a week. Our expectations were really high and it was even better than we could have ever imagined! He is an excellent surf teacher with a lot of patience and always really motivated to get us on the best waves. Our skills improved a lot because of the awesome coaching and on the last day we spend hours in the water catching green waves - we felt almost professional ;) we are absolutly sure that he's the best surf teacher in the world. Sus made pictures from us while we were outside surfing and during the breaks we were analizing them - this helped a lot to overcome some little mistakes. And of course they are a nice memory. She also made yummy homemade cookies and banana bread - it was almost like in paradise. We are really sad that the week passed by so quickly - we would have loved to stay with them for the rest of the holidays. We can highly recommend them - there's nothing better you could chose. Yasmin & Katja
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Date of experience: January 2019
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MARIE-JOSÉE A wrote a review Jan 2019
Lorraine, Canada9 contributions2 helpful votes
My daughter (12) and myself had the opportunity to get surf lessons from Chris. It was a perfect private lesson experience. Sus and Chris would pick us up, set camp on the beach, prepare our boards, offer healthy snacks and refreshments at breaks. In the water, Chris was teaching us how to surf but also how to pick a wave, how to surf safe and respect the other surfers. Sus got great pics of us. We felt totally in good hands. Our surf progressed so much in such a short time . I will definitely get more surf lessons for my family from Chris when we are back in Costa Rica. And highly recommend him.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Jimma21 wrote a review Aug 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands133 contributions14 helpful votes
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Chris is a fantastic surf coach; I progressed so much throughout the week and it was a lot of fun all the way! He knows the local area so well so he picks the best spot for the day based on the weather and my ability... which also meant I got to see quite a lot of the peninsula. He gave really clear instructions, was patient as well as very encouraging. Pushed me to progress but listened when I needed a break... I can't recommend chris enough. On the last night he even made a bbq on the beach after sunset and set up a camp pfire... I had the best experience and a great time getting to know chris and his partner sus... who took loads of great photos: THANK YOU both. I will be back one day :)
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Date of experience: August 2018
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krysteng85 wrote a review Jul 2018
Palm Desert, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
I’ve wanted to try surfing for about 20 years and had always been intimidated. This vacation I decided to stop dreaming and finally fulfill my desire. I was very nervous until Chris and Sus picked me and my husband up from our Air BnB. I immediately felt comfortable with them and their knowledge of surfing and the peninsula. Chris’s instruction style is wonderful. He takes a daunting concept and breaks it down into smaller, attainable feats. It really helped me build my confidence and not get discouraged. I really appreciated his ability to find the positive in each attempt and also constructively give me feedback so that my next try was even more successful. Time flew by as he kept patiently working with me, and before I knew it I was able to ge from never even touching a surfboard to standing and riding waves. I went to bed that night dreaming about surfing and I cannot wait to do it again!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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jennakearns wrote a review Jun 2018
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Montezuma Surf - Chris and Suze where do we start? We spent three wonderful days learning to surf during out stay in Montezuma. We were three beginners and with Chris' passion for surfing and knowledge of the tides, weather and waves we were all standing up on our first day and surfing to the shore by the third day. We went to different beaches on the peninsula to be in the best conditions for our ability and always felt completely safe and at ease. Compared to other surf lessons in the area the value for money was outstanding considering the time and expertise we were given. For an energy boost in between surfing Suze baked us cookies and the best banana bread we have ever had! On top of the surfing we really enjoyed spending time with Chris and Suze and hearing their stories and all of their local knowledge. They are really lovely people and there is no doubt that this will be a highlight of your time in Costa Rica
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Date of experience: May 2018
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