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Dominical Surf School

Dominical, Costa Rica
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About Dominical Surf School
Certified & professional instructors going the extra mile for you! Small classes with personalized attention. Friendly, patient and helpful coaches. We adapt to your surfing level whether is zero or advanced. * Daily surf lessons *All inclusive packages *Board rentals We are the local experts since 2007!
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Dominical is known for being a beautiful layback town and for its surfing! We got amazing conditions to practice it, and we dare you to try it!
And what better way than learning with the best surf instructors in the area? We have more than 10 years experience instructing people of all ages and levels, and we are highly qualified!Just look at what other travelers say about their experience with us!
We invite you to ride on the waves of Dominical, we are thrilled to guide you in this adventure!
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Kevin G wrote a review Oct 10
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During my two-month trip around Costa Rica in September and October 2020 I had surf lessons along the Pacific and Caribbean coast. Gonza was my surf instructor in Dominical and I can honestly say that he was the best instructor I ever had! He was entertaining, but also patient and challenging. He will try to push you out of your comfort zone, but will still make sure that you are feeling well and having fun. I loved his rule number one: Always stand up! :-)
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Debbie Z, Owner at Dominical Surf School
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hey Kevin! We honestly feel super honoured. And Gonza is certainly stoked to hear this as well! Thanks you so much for taking the time for writing this awesome review and for making us feel so proud about what we do! Looking forward to surfing with you again soon! Pura Vida!
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Pete wrote a review Oct 10
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I can't recommend them enough. Debbie organised lessons for me while she was (stuck) out of the country, and while Costa Rica was in near lock down. She is amazing! My brilliant instructor Gonza took me from complete beginner to an intermediate surfer in 4 lessons. He is highly experienced, extremely patient and made every lesson fun and challenging. He taught me to surf, not just to stand up. I simply could not have had a better experience. Thank you all so much. Cheers!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Debbie Z, Owner at Dominical Surf School
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much Pete! We are already looking forward to your next CR adventure. Hopefully I will meet you personally next time and catch some waves together! Safe travels back home! Debbie and Team ;)
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DanSkeel wrote a review Jul 2020
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Debbie is amazing person and teacher. She is a fun person to hangout with and at the same time when your at the lesson she 100% focused on your progress. As real professional she tells you about your mistakes and rejoices your little victories. Debbie is very caring and attentive with everyone who surrounds her would it be a human being or poor unfed animal. Even on a lineup with a lot of people I felt confident with her guiding and tips.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Alina G wrote a review Apr 2020
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My husband and I have never surfed before Dominical surf school lessons. He is 6.2 ft tall and was always skeptical about his abilities to balance on the board. Little did we know that guys were incredible professionals and we both were surfing the very day! Our surfing adventures started that day and never stopped!! Thanks to Debbie and her crew-they are the best!! ❤️❤️❤️
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Debbie Z, Owner at Dominical Surf School
Responded May 5, 2020
Thanks Alina! You guys were natural talents from day 1! We cant wait to surf with you guys again!
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Paul A wrote a review Apr 2020
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That day my wife and I finally decided to try surfing and we went to the first surf school that had large banner and a storefront on the Main Street (not Dominical Surf School). We were very much turned off by impersonal approach and crappy attitude plus next available lesson was next day. So we decided to just go to the beach instead, but on a way there I saw couple of guys waxing their boards next to the building with a sign “Dominical Surf school” - we asked them if they do surf lessons?” and they said “Totally dude” - the answer I wanted to hear. They told us that next lesson start in an hour and gave us beach chair and umbrella so we can chill at the beach while waiting. Instructors arrived as promised on time and took us to Dominicalito - beautiful beach with breaks for all surf levels. Guess what? I was able to catch a wave on my second try! My wife did exceptionally well too! Debbie and her instructors were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I couldn’t believe it - we were surfing!!! At the end of the session we told them that we were heading to Jaco next morning but would love to continue on with another session, so they recommended us to their friend’s school in Jaco. Which we attended next morning... Guys from Dominical surf school made our first experience so enjoyable that we cant live without surfing anymore. 11 out of 10 stars! 6 out of 5 Basically if you are looking for a surf school in Dominical area - look no further!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Debbie Z, General Manager at Dominical Surf School
Responded Apr 30, 2020
Thank you so much Paul and Alina! We feel very honoured by your review! And we love to watch (through your social media) how surfing has impacted your lives! Really wow, it's so rewarding for us to see how hooked you guys got into surfing! Can't wait to meet you guys again and take you to the next level! Gracias y Pura vida!!!
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