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About Surf It Out
'Surf It Out’ is a boutique service. Our motto is to focus on quality not quantity. We pride ourselves on creating customized surf retreats based on individual and/or group needs. Try us and experience the lifestyle.
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Peter S wrote a review Apr 2021
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This is a little bit of an odd review because Risa did not take me out surfing. However, because she couldn’t, she set me up with another great instructor, and gave me tons of tips and pointers about how to get out and surf in Punta Mita/Sayulita when I wasn't with the other guy. She really knows her stuff. Also, the fact that she was so generous and helpful with reaching out to me was huge, and she made my trip great. So yeah, Risa rocks.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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cinnamonj1000 wrote a review Mar 2021
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Risa and Diego are not only amazing surfers, they're excellent and experienced *teachers*, which makes all the difference. I have taken several short board lessons with Diego because I've been struggling to make the transition on my own. Each time I leave the water a more knowledgeable, capable, and confident short boarder! They are so far above and beyond other "surf schools", many of which will try to sell surf lessons on days with the worst conditions. I have twice met Diego at the beach and rescheduled with him because the waves weren't big enough for our short board session and I think that says it all about how truly dedicated they are to quality and genuine teaching and learning. There's really just no other way to say it—no other surf instructors or surf shops compare to them.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Sahil Bhaiwala wrote a review Feb 2021
New York City, New York1 contribution
Risa and Diego are incredible teachers and people. Can’t emphasize enough how much they taught me over 3 weeks of lessons in Sayulita. They don’t just push you on the board so you feel like you had a fun experience and got your money’s worth after one lesson — they really push you to read the waves, paddle to catch them yourself, practice proper technique when standing up, and everything else in between. If you really want to learn how to surf and have a super fun time while doing it, then Risa and Diego are your people
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Nazlican G wrote a review Feb 2021
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Risa is the best in Sayulita!! We took numerous classes with Risa over 2 weeks, all were very exciting and fun. She not only helped us better our technique but also helped us understand how to read waves. She is great with beginners as well as more advanced classes.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Heather Saam wrote a review Dec 2020
Hood River, Oregon1 contribution1 helpful vote
While hanging out at the beach, we randomly came upon Risa and Diego teaching another families' kids and knew we had to find out how to get in on some of the action! We got Risa's contact info, and set up a lesson for my son and husband a couple days later. My son (7yrs) was a little worried about the surfing lesson, but Risa and Diego made him feel safe and confident - and excited about it! They gave him just the right amount of assistance, while encouraging him to do things himself (like bringing the board back out through the waves). My husband was surprised to get up the first time and learned some skills/techniques which will be a huge help when he goes out on his own. Risa and Diego are great teachers, and we can't wait to get back to Sayulita next year for some more lessons! Our son is hooked - thinks he's a surfer now!!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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