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Young Vision Surf School

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Address: Lista de Correos, Montezuma 60111, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-8669-6835
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Young Vision Surf School is a Costa Rican owned and operated surf school in...

Young Vision Surf School is a Costa Rican owned and operated surf school in Montezuma, Costa Rica. International Surf Association (ISA) Certified bilingual surf instructors and Certified Beach Rescue Lifeguards teach you about safety in the water, standing up on the board and catching waves of all sizes. Daily lessons include two hours of instruction, the use of the surf board, rash guard and fresh fruits. Contact us to fulfill your dream of surfing in paradise!

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Learned to surf and enjoyed the Pacific!

Noone else booked the lesson, so I ended up getting a private session. Alvaro - the instructor, did an amazing job teaching me the theory that I will never forget and it was up to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Eugene N
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Noone else booked the lesson, so I ended up getting a private session. Alvaro - the instructor, did an amazing job teaching me the theory that I will never forget and it was up to me to practice. I felt very confident and got up almost every time. I recommended the school to everyone at my hostel and to friends!

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Thank Eugene N
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Albert and the guys are amazing. Really friendly, clearly love what they do, and knowledgable about the local wildlife and history of Montezuma and the Cabo Blanco nature reserve. The guys were amazing teachers. After 2 lessons I could turn, paddle, pop up and stand (and wipe out!) We had either 1:1 or 1:2 attention and the guys were so... More 

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Thank natpuravida
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My and my friend first time of taking surfing lesson and it was no mistake at all. Our instructer Alvaro was very kind and supportive. Thanks to him we had a great time and we did good with surfing as well. Which means we will continue surfing. And for sure when we are back in Montezuma, we will see this... More 

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Thank philsv13
Solothurn, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

They are the best surf teachers in Montezuma and around. I had so much fun to get the chance to meet these wonderful guys. Keep doing what you do the best!

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Thank Miroslava S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This was my very first time surfing. Manuel and the other staff members were great! They helped me every step of the way! I also loved how they provided snacks during break time.

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Thank Valerie C
Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Great guys, Great days, Great ~~WAVES ~~. A Montezuma must do for any age. Our family of 12 has spent Thanksgiving day on Playa Grande with Young Vision for the last 3 years.. Enough Said!!

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ManuelandAlvaro, Owner at Young Vision Surf School, responded to this review

It was great to have you all back again for another great week of surfing. Repeat customers are always a great compliment to us. Thank you for surfing with us and we'll see you next year! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I've had some surf lessons before but the way of teaching at Young Vision is different. The first thing Manuel from Young Vision told me was: I am not a surf instructor, I am a surf coach. At that moment I did not know what he meant by that, but now I do. A surf coach helps you progress during... More 

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Thank Ken H
ManuelandAlvaro, Owner at Young Vision Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are proud to know our coaches have made a difference in your surfing and we hope you'll come back to surf with us again! More 

Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We had taken lessons on a previous visit to Costa Rica so only wanted to rent a board. We hiked down to the beach and Young Vision was giving surf lessons so we asked if we could just rent boards and they were kind enough to do so for a reasonable rate. My advice just make sure they will be... More 

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ManuelandAlvaro, Owner at Young Vision Surf School, responded to this review

We're happy to have helped you with the board rental, we hope the surfing was fun! Pura vida More 

Hornby Island, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

I did a few lessons with Young Vision while I was in Montezuma. Manuel and his team are very dedicated and passionate instructors who encourage and push you every step of the way! The walk to Playa Grande is beautiful, and the boards are waiting for you there. The start of the lesson focused on board safety and the basics... More 

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Thank breannabshp
ManuelandAlvaro, Owner at Young Vision Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks for your support, we're glad to know you enjoyed your surf lessons! More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

I had such a great time with these guys.. It's almost a guarantee that everyone will get up on the board and really surf, even if it's your first time! They give you plenty of coconuts and fruits during the day as well. Highly recommended!

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ManuelandAlvaro, Owner at Young Vision Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks for supporting a local Costa Rican company! Pura vida More 

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