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Address: 300 meters north of the crossroads, Santa Teresa 0001, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 26400391
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Fee: Yes
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Nalu Surf School & Shop offers professional surf lessons 1, 3 & 5...

Nalu Surf School & Shop offers professional surf lessons 1, 3 & 5 day courses for all ages. New and used boards for sale. Ding repair, surf tours by land and boat, surf clothing and accessories. With 12 years experience in the area and 29 years surfing experience we will help you with all your surfing needs during your visit.

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Best surfing school, rental and service

Ben is extremely professional and nice. Makes you feel very comfortable and it's very important for beginners. The instructors were very good and other personnel in the shop were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Shlomi W
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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ben is extremely professional and nice. Makes you feel very comfortable and it's very important for beginners. The instructors were very good and other personnel in the shop were kind and helpful. Prices are fair, and the boards are in good condition. Highly recommended. Have fun!! Santa Teresa is the best! Pura Vida :)

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Pharr, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience in Santa Teresa was highlighted with meeting and surfing with Ben! We will return and specifically go to Nalu for surf adventures!

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rarely write reviews. Have taken multiple surf camps / have had at least 5-7 prior surf instructors around the world. Ben is one of the best - if not the best I've had. Surf instructors previously in Hawaii, California, Bordeaux, Tamarindo, Dominican Republic--he is definitely the best I've encountered. Helped with fundamentals and made things significantly more fun. Thank... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I wanted to take only one surf lesson and ended up taking three lessons. Edgardo is a great teacher. You can tell that he was born and raised there and knows the area really well. He's a very calm guy and takes his job very serious. He knows a lot about surfing and all around it which was extremely interesting.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just came back from our second trip to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. I must be honest, Ben and his staff at Nalu are why we came back and will continue coming in the future. Ben is an excellent instructor for any type of surfer (beginner intermediate or advanced). The reason I say this is because if... More 

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st.john's
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Nalu is the place to learn to surf in Santa Theresa! I just spent 6 days in individual lessons with Ben (the owner) who is a fantastic teacher and provides excellent on the beach & in the water instruction that is tailored to your specific experience level. His passion for all things surfing and subsequent knowledge of the ocean, tides,... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I just took 5 lessons with Ben during our stay in Santa Teresa. He is a great teacher. He really broke down the steps and was super patient. He took us to different beaches and dropped a lot of knowledge about everything surfing. We highly recommend him.

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Thank Corey G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I found Nalu via Horizon hotel. They kindly booked my surf lesson and this is how I met this wonderful team of people. Ben the owner of the shop is a fantastic teacher and will help your surf technique a great deal! If feels great to jump in the ocean with people that really know the water and how the... More 

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Hey guys. I'm a traveler and I know all too well that it's the companies you do business with on the road that make the difference. You can be in an epic spot but, if you get a bad shake on your room, food or board it just sucks. The folks at Nalu were awesome and attentive. The shop has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I took surf lessons at Nalu during my stay in santa Teresa. Ben and his crew are great instructures and make you feel safe and confident in the water. I had so much fun during my 5 lessons (good price) and I highly recommend Nalu to surfer newbies!! Thanks for a great experience, Ben!:) Kristine

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