We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dominical Surf School

Sesame street, Dominical beach | 50mts west of Diuwak Hotel., Dominical 60504, Costa Rica
+506 8853 4860
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
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

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Reviewed 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Heidi F
,
New York City, New York
Read all 167 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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 Rica the way it should be. We count with all accreditations and certifications for instructing since 2007. Trust the local experts!
  • Excellent99%
  • Very good1%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“costa rica” (33 reviews)
“learn how” (8 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Sesame street, Dominical beach | 50mts west of Diuwak Hotel., Dominical 60504, Costa Rica
CONTACT
Website
+506 8853 4860
Write a ReviewReviews (167)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"great instructor"
in 12 reviews
"costa rica"
in 33 reviews
"learn how"
in 8 reviews
"look no further"
in 4 reviews
"positive energy"
in 2 reviews
"learned how"
in 3 reviews
"perfect waves"
in 2 reviews
"can't wait to come back"
in 2 reviews
"these guys"
in 3 reviews
"fruit"
in 2 reviews
"debbie"
in 111 reviews
"board"
in 32 reviews
"lesson"
in 69 reviews
"teacher"
in 16 reviews
"surf"
in 55 reviews
"beginners"
in 16 reviews
"knowledge"
in 10 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Jeff S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Heidi F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 6 days ago

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!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Brendan W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!!!

Thank erinplatt12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DebbieZec_CR, Owner at Dominical Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank emma556
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DebbieZec_CR, Owner at Dominical Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DebbieZec_CR, Owner at Dominical Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DebbieZec_CR, Owner at Dominical Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much Russ!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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

1  Thank Alyssa J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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

Thank threedeweys
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DebbieZec_CR, Owner at Dominical Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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

Thank Gerald Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 14 hotels in Dominical
Hotel Diuwak
221 reviews
.05 miles away
Hotel Arena y Sol
60 reviews
.06 miles away
Tortilla Flats
125 reviews
.07 miles away
Rio Lindo Hotel
3 reviews
.32 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Mono Congo
713 reviews
.31 miles away
Del Mar Taco Shop
416 reviews
.08 miles away
Phat Noodle
383 reviews
.27 miles away
Fuego Brew Co.
295 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Dominicalito Beach
149 reviews
.18 miles away
Pineapple Tours
619 reviews
.06 miles away
Costa Rica Surf Camp
330 reviews
.03 miles away
Sunset Surf Dominical - Day Lessons
304 reviews
.26 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Dominical Surf School staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit