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Surf Dojo

Via Doctor Belisario Porras | Beach front of Eco Venao, Playa Venao, Pedasi 0749, Panama
+507 838-3070
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Best lessons, best staff & great

It can't get better than that if you want to surf in Venao. Great staff with positive vibe and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maxime B
Best Coffee and Best Staff

Surf Dojo should be listed as an activity and a cafe. Their instructors are wonderful and very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matthew T
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You want to become a better surfer faster and more efficiently while having a blast. We are more than a surf camp. We’re the new generation of surf camp. Whether you’re a grom or adult, a competitive surfer a weekend warrior or a novice, Surf Dojo camps will help you become a better surfer faster. Surf Dojo is not just for elite surfers; it is for any surfer who wants to speed up the pace at which they are improving their surfing skills. If you are motivated to become a better surfer faster, we have the best tools and coaching programs available to help make your goal a reality. The Surf Dojo was designed to use the most efficient tools available to increase athletes’ learning curves. It features state of the art education facilities, a surf specific gymnasium, pump track, Carving bowl, Trampoline station, aerial ramp, social media lab, and auditorium. This surf camp is located just a few miles from some of Panama’s best surf breaks. Coaching programs are held year round at the Surf Dojo and cater to a wide variety of age groups and ability levels for recreational and competitive surfers alike. We offer from two to seven day surf camps, for recreational surfers and competition surfers alike, in addition to specialty camps based on surfing skills, like our Skills Coaching Camps and Competitive Training Camps. Our training is based on three principles: Master your craft: 1/ Use the right tools to do the job. 2/ Keep it fun. 3/ Because repetition makes perfect. Our Program will speed up your learning curve and help make your goal a reality. At the Surf Dojo, we use a number of different training tools and techniques to help you become a better surfer. Speed up your learning curve not by practicing more but by learning to be more efficient with your training time. Our world class outdoor skate facility caters to all ability levels, with a triple split level half pipe, and two roll-in and foam pits, Pump track, Carver wave, and trampolines for aerial awareness.
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“great staff” (3 reviews)
“acai bowl” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Via Doctor Belisario Porras | Beach front of Eco Venao, Playa Venao, Pedasi 0749, Panama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It can't get better than that if you want to surf in Venao. Great staff with positive vibe and always available. Fred, Anita and Cato are just what make surf a great sport. Don't hesitate, you won't regret it.

Thank Maxime B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surf Dojo should be listed as an activity and a cafe. Their instructors are wonderful and very welcoming. The location is stunning. And this place also has amazing coffee and amazing breakfast bowls. There’s no kitchen, but what they do offer (chia bowls, bananas, blended...More

Thank Matthew T
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Highly recommended for board rental, lessons, or just a place to snack and chill. I rented a board from them for a week and hung out there quite a bit as we stayed at Eco Venao. Everyone working there was helpful and friendly, both around...More

Thank Carolyn K
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

What can I say about this place.. it is definitely my favourite beach cafe in the world right now. You can’t beat drinking a cold young coconut, looking at the waves, sitting in comfy seats under the carefully placed trees and looking at the colourful...More

Thank Maria Gabriela D
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Incredible place, made with sooooooo much love and very nice staff. Eat the amazing Acai Bowl while watching the ocean ❤️

Thank Sarah K
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Businesses live & die by their people and Brent, David & Cato are 3 of the best!! make sure you ask for one of them for a lesson or a smoothie. All that & a Skate ramp to boot!

Thank Tina M
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We've been to many surf spots, this is the best. Great waves, great teachers, great atmosphere. Staff is really friendly and down to earth - Frederic and Anita are experts and can teach all levels of surfers. Enjoy!

Thank OriginalHappFamily
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

My kids and step each took private lessons and I had a standing rental for the week. boards were in great shape and the instruction was top notch. My only regret was not booking an advanced lesson for myself!

Thank Ian J
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Frederic L, Owner at Surf Dojo, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2017

thank you for your support we hope to see you back soon, for that lesson.

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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Surf Dojo is right infront of the beach. They also offer surfboard rentals and classes. Besides they have one of the best Acai Bowls i have ever tried.

Thank Alina Marian B
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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

We had our very first surf lessson at the dojo and it was just great. We received a solid introduction in the surfing technique before trying it out on the water. After a few attempts and a little help we were able to stand our...More

Thank jrupp92
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