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Address: | Beach Front at Tortilla Flats Office, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8311 8950
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Dominical Waverider have the best trained surf instructors in Costa Rica,...

Dominical Waverider have the best trained surf instructors in Costa Rica, our surf lessons are designed for all ages and levels. Owned by Dominical Lifeguard Captain, all surf instructors are certified lifeguards and experienced surfers. Whether you are new to surfing, need support moving into bigger waves or simply want to improve your surfing skills then our surf camp is the right choice for you! We offer surf vacation packages that will provide you with everything you need to get the most out of your time in Costa Rica, including surf lessons, yoga, accommodations, transportation, tours and adventures to amazing natural attractions. Immersed yourself in the "Pura Vida" vibes and come have a vacation of a lifetime with us!

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Surf Lessons

Andrew and Jeanine provided great surf instruction to my wife, our 14 yr daughter, her friend and myself. Very patient with one to one personal instruction. We tried to book a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2016
Rob M
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San Francisco, California
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Woodbine, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surfing lessons with my boys 10 & 12. We had a great time, learned a lot and we're getting up most attempts. It was fun and exhausting, glad we did it.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Andrew and Jeanine provided great surf instruction to my wife, our 14 yr daughter, her friend and myself. Very patient with one to one personal instruction. We tried to book a follow up lesson during our trip but the afternoon rains had a different idea. Definitely among the best if not the best surf instruction in Dominical with the best... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We've been to beautiful Dominical three times with our kids, and each time they've had a lesson with Dominical Waverider. I can't say enough about this organization. They are very attentive, work extremely well with all ages and abilities, and are just great people to be with. Jeanine is lovely and very experienced in surfing. We can't wait for our... More 

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Paris, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The entire family loved learning to surf with Dominical waveriders! We had so much fun, we ended up surfing three times. They are very professional, friendly and you can see the passion for what they do. Kids are already asking when we can surf again. Thanks again for the great time guys. Highly recommended!

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Dominical, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

If you are looking to learn, improve your turns, or smash it! This is the company for you! The owners and staff at Waverider ROCK! My 2 kids ages 6 and 8 and my Husband and I loved our experience with this company and improved dramatically with them! I recommend Dominical Waverider Surf Camp to EVERY surf lover of any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were looking for a surf camp in Costa Rica to visit online when we stumbled on Dominical Waverider. It by far had the best reviews, most activities, all at the best price. I mainly corresponded with Jeanine who always was very prompt when responding questions. We booked the tickets and suite and we we arrived we... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I stayed out in Dominical for 12 days and joined up Dominical WaverRiders to get surfing. What a great a way to learn! They were brilliant and it was more than just a surf camp, they had heaps of tips in and around town and were happy to show me around and sit down for some drinks ("12 ounce curls"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

I got a lesson from Morales who was extremely professional and took the fear out of the ocean. He was encouraging and really made an emphasis on safety which I appreciate as a lifeguard. Definitely would recommend him.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I took my two children - 12 and 9 - to surf lessons with Domincal Waveriders and it was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. I was nervous because my youngest is not a strong swimmer but the staff, who are trained lifeguards, took sufficient time to explain water safety including making sand diagrams of rip tides. Once... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

My adult daughters and I decided to take up surfing while visiting Uvita and Dominical and signed up for two lessons with Jeanine and the Dominical Surfrider school. Booking was through email and was easy. Our first lesson was at low tide in Dominical with three other first time surfers. After a short talk on the beach (they provide chairs... More 

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