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Address: La Flor de Bahia, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
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+506 8712 8919
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Bodhi Surf School focuses on community engaged yoga and surf vacations and...

Bodhi Surf School focuses on community engaged yoga and surf vacations and retreats for individuals, couples, families, and small groups. Our goal is to teach you the theory, proper technique, and safety to have you surfing or doing yoga independently. At the Bodhi Shamabala Yoga Center, we have weekly Vinyasa Flow classes and also offer private yoga classes. Bodhi Surf is committed to incorporating sustainable business practices into our everyday operations. We love to share information on our area, both on the community of Bahia Ballena and the Marino Ballena National Park where we give our surf lessons and clinics. We also offer service learning for organized student groups interested in finding out more about Costa Rica. Above all, we aim to "awaken your inner surfer" and provide you with unique experiences that you will never forget.

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Why not try surfing?!

Was looking for my next adventure and came across Bodhi surf school.... I love the ocean, swim and scuba dive, so why not try surfing? Bodhi has a unique approach to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynn M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for my next adventure and came across Bodhi surf school.... I love the ocean, swim and scuba dive, so why not try surfing? Bodhi has a unique approach to the fashionable "ecotourism" market; their business actually gives back to the community and the environment through grass roots daily programs. A perfect match for this newly retired over 55... More 

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Thank Lynn M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my friend and i in our mid 20's decided to attend bodhi surf sessions as a way to check off that bucket list and learn to surf. in the end, we got so much more! first, the location and weather in bahia ballena (the tiny coastal town where bodhi is located) could not have more perfect weather. we traveled in... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveling with a friend, this was the perfect get away for us. The people at Bohdi surf camp are absolutely wonderful. Adrianne, Gibran, Pilar, and Travis were all so warm and welcoming. They went above and beyond in every situation, always making sure we had everything we could need. I truly felt like a group of close friends by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

300 5* reviews out of 305. Kind of says it all really?! Quite honestly, if you are looking to explore a new area, learn new hobbies, get some sun and learn more about the world around you, then Bodhi Surf is the way to go. The entire experience struck the perfect balance between rustic beauty, comfort and privacy and inclusiveness.... More 

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Goteborg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Our family had the chance to take a lesson with Travis. He was such an awesome teacher ! We had already had 2 other surf lessons for beginners that were great elsewhere ; but Travis made it easier to understand, very easy going with our kids (9 and 7) being himself a father of a Young daughter whom he starts... More 

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your surf lesson experience with Bodhi Surf School, Linn G! We're so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the class and that our teaching methodology resonated with you guys. We sincerely hope you will be back for a longer stay next time! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

I just got back from my week long Bodhi trip in Dec and I am already planning Round 2. The whole experience was life-changing and I had the time of my life. Travis, Gibran, Pilar and Adrianne, are all FANTASTIC! Travis and Gibran were excellent in teaching me to catch my first waves, I am officially hooked on surfing! Pilar... More 

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience doing a surf and yoga camp here at Bodhi Surf School! We're excited to hear that you are hooked on surfing, and encourage you to continue to practice both surfing AND yoga back home. And of course, we hope to see you down here again to enjoy... More 

Seville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

I stayed at Bodhi Surf for a week in November and had the most amazing time. Adrianne, Gibran, Pilar and Travis run an amazing surf experience not just a surf school. I've stayed in a number of surf schools around the world and Bodhi Surf is one of my favourite. The surf instruction from Gibran was one of the best... More 

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Rosemary H... we're stoked to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay here at Bodhi Surf School, and that you liked the surfing, yoga, lodge, community, and food! And thank you for saying that it ranks as one of the top surf schools you've stayed at — your words mean a lot! We know that we will see you... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

We had a really great 2-hour lesson with Travis -- starting at 9am meant the beach was not super crowded, and the waves were small and good for us to learn on. Travis was really good at identifying the specific things that we were having trouble with, which made it easier to get better over the course of the lesson.... More 

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words, emiliesoffe! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your surf lesson with Bodhi Surf School, and that you found our teaching style beneficial to learning! We sincerely hope you will be back for a longer stay to perfect your skills :) -Team Bodhi Surf More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed at Bodhi surf camp for a week and it was so good we booked an extra 2 days cutting short other activities we intended to do. The staff welcomed us with open arms and become very much friends near the end. The surf lessons were really good, we both stood up very quickly. Travis was... More 

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Thank Simon M
achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, Simon M! We had such a great week with all you guys, so many laughs were shared and it was awesome watching you all progress in the water and on the mat. We're excited to learn that the feelings were mutual, and that all aspects of your trip were satisfying! We will... More 

Toronto, Ontario
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I left our kids with their grandparents and enjoyed a morning learning how to surf with Gibran. It was the highlight of our trip! Gibran was a great teacher - very patient and good at breaking down each aspect of riding a wave, step by step. He was very encouraging and always knew what you needed to... More 

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your surf lesson with Bodhi Surf School! We're so happy to hear that it was a fun and learning experience for you guys. We sincerely hope that you will be back to get some more practice in! :) -Team Bodhi Surf More 

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