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Dominical Surf School

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Excellent Surf Camp

My wife and I recently joined Debbie for surf camp in Dominical. We had a great time and Debbie was... read more

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Reviewed August 13, 2018
Jeff S
One of the best vacations ever

Two friends and I just got back from a 7 day trip with Dominical Surf School -- it was the most fun... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Heidi F
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Personalized attention (max 3 pers p/ instructor ratio). We are the local experts! Daily Surf Lessons - Surf Camp Packages - Board Rental When you choose to surf with us you support a small family business not a foreign company. Experience Costa...more
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Sesame street, Dominical beach | 50mts west of Diuwak Hotel., Dominical 60504, Costa Rica
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+506 8853 4860
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

My wife and I recently joined Debbie for surf camp in Dominical. We had a great time and Debbie was very hospitable. The communication from day to day was great and that helped us make the most out of our time in Costa Rica. Our...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Two friends and I just got back from a 7 day trip with Dominical Surf School -- it was the most fun I've had in a long time. We are all talking about how soon we can come back. Debbie was out of town, so...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

This is my second time attending Dominical Surf School and I was amazed again at the level of progress the coaches helped me achieve! It was beyond my expectations and I can’t wait to see how they help my surfing abilities next year!

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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Debbie is the absolute best instructor and I feel incredibly lucky to have found her surf school. If you are trying to decide which company to book surf lessons with in Dominical, don't bother looking anywhere else. Book with Dominical Surf School!!!

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DebbieZec_CR, Owner at Dominical Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you so much Erin! It was super fun meeting you and surfing with you!

Reviewed July 13, 2018

Debbie's surf camp was truly an amazing experience. I headed here by myself on a last minute whim, not really knowing what to expect but hoping to improve my surfing and get over some of the barriers that were keeping me from progressing. The week...More

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DebbieZec_CR, Owner at Dominical Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

So proud of your improvement Emma! Hope to see you again soon for some more fun times!

Reviewed July 8, 2018

Debbie Zec is more than just an incredibly talented (and patient) surf school owner; she enables the visitor to have an experience that is catered to their needs and abilities. From a surfing perspective, if you select her week school package, you will not be...More

1  Thank Kev C
DebbieZec_CR, Owner at Dominical Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Awwwww! Wow, THANK YOU! This is just too nice, Thank you Kevin! I am very happy that the camp, surf and all the rest have created such a great positive impact. I'm very honoured! I hope I see you again soon! Pura Vida and Chiliguaros...More

Reviewed July 7, 2018

Debbie's crew were fantastic. Debbie organized each day's surfing with both beginning and intermediate class's even though she was in Belgium. Dominicalito is much better for beginners than Dominical main beach and all of my kids (12-21) had a blast and learned to stand up.

Thank russr0bb
DebbieZec_CR, Owner at Dominical Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you so much Russ!

Reviewed June 4, 2018

- Could not have asked for a more perfect first experience surfing - I was nervous at first because the beach right near the shop is more rocky with larger waves, but our guide was patient, read the waves, and took us to a different...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

My son is a beginner surfer and he took a lesson with Debbie in April. He has autism and it was great when we learned that Debbie has experience teaching those with intellectual disabilities. She was terrific with him, very patient and encouraging, even showing...More

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DebbieZec_CR, Owner at Dominical Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

It was truly a pleasure and a honour working with him, you guys are a great example of supportive parenthood for people with any sort of disability! Glad we could make it work even with the big waves, he proof he is a great athlete!

Reviewed May 3, 2018

Debbie Zec is the owner teacher and is excellent; she is very patient and resourceful to provide a fun surf experience. She will make sure you have a great time and will adjust to changing surf conditions, where/when possible. She provides "surf packages" to suit...More

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