Coconut Harrys Surf Shop and Surf School

Coconut Harrys Surf Shop and Surf School

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We are a full service surf shop that offers surf lessons, rental boards, adventure tours, new and used boards for sale, surf accessories, awesome beach clothes, and gift shop. We have been teaching people to surf in Nosara for more than 10 years. Our Costa Rican surf instructors are ISA certified surf coaches and are excited to teach you to surf in a safe and fun way. We offer private, group, kids, and multipole lesson packages. You can see all the positive reviews from our customers.We also have the biggest supply of quality rental boards to suit every type of surfer. Our beach location is the closest to the sand in town giving you a short walk to the waves with your board. You can also leave your board with us during your stay saving you the hassle of lugging them around town.Our number one goal is to help you have the best surf vacation in Costa Rica. We are your one stop for everything you need and want to do in town. Let us save you the hassle of planning and coordinating. It's our pleasure. Thanks for visiting our Trip Advisor Review page. We hope to see you down for a visit. Pura Vida!!
Nosara, Costa Rica

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Cheryl K
Harrisburg, PA7 contributions
Feb 2022
I was part of a group of eight travelers who spend a week in Nosara. We rented Surf SUPs from Coconut Harry’s for the week, with all arrangements being made by email weeks in advance. Upon arrival, we were set up with exactly what we requested Buy a very helpful and friendly staff. After a day on the large swell and close out which were above some of our groups skill set, two of us traded in our SUP’s for surfboards. Michelle, who we were working with, made everything so easy! We swapped out boards quickly and efficiently. Michelle was very accommodating in offering to reimburse us for the difference in rental charge between SUPs and prune boards, which cost less. Everyone at the shop was friendly and so easy to work with. The equipment definitely had some wear and tear and next time I will bring my own paddle rather than using an aluminum version which weighs quite a bit more, but all in all we had a wonderful experience and highly recommend this shop! Special call out to Michelle and Andres, who were exceptional in their customer service! If you get a chance to go to the main shop, definitely pick up a smoothie!
Written February 21, 2022
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Dog32
Denver, CO3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
If you surf in Nosara CR, it’s a no-brainer to connect with Renier Lopez for professional quality photos at a reasonable price. Jairo as your surf instructor and you have the complete package from Coconut Harrys Surf Shop. This crew is the best!
Written March 25, 2022
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Paul G
1 contribution
Dec 2019
Just came back from a multi family vacation to Nosara and surfing was great at all levels. The staff at Harry's was extremely accommodating in scheduling lessons, changing out boards and just working with us overall. A particularly appreciative shout out to Justin who helped this 52 year old get up and surf with no prior experience!
Written January 5, 2020
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Andrew S
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Couples
Coconut Harry’s helped us have an amazing trip in Nosara. My girlfriend and I went down with no set agenda but a friend referred us to Coconut Harry’s if we were looking for things to do. Great decision.

They got us booked on an incredible snorkeling and sunset catamaran tour last minute which was hands down the best part of our trip. They also got us on a great kayak tour with an awesome guide. There’s plenty of surf shops around that can hook you up with tours and lessons but this place is the BEST.

Shoutout to Michelle and the team for helping us have a trip full of memories!
Written March 9, 2022
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Alistair P
Bucharest, Romania3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Amazing surfing lesson with Justin!! Went and booked a semi-private surfing lesson last minute with my girlfriend and they managed to squeeze us in even though they were busy. We both learned so much in the 90 minutes and both stood up on the first attempt (all credit to the instructor). Now can’t wait to surf again 🤙 PURA VIDA!
Written August 4, 2022
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jamie H
London, Canada20 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I love Coconut Harry's! This place is so Rad! Amazing location, the best in Guiones as far as surf schools go. Super close to the Ocean. The Staff and instructors are great! Meesh, the Coconut harrys Photographer is amazing! My instructor Justin quickly elevated my game from beginner to a seasoned intermediate Surfer! I was catching rights and lefts and riding down the line beautifully! I even started to shuffle my feet around on the board to distribute my weight from front to back and vice versa. Invaluable coaching that will stick with me for life! Justin taught me how to read the Ocean similar to how a Golfer reads a Green. My ocean & wave knowledge went from zero to now very confident and knowledgeable. The surfing in Guiones is perfect almost everyday. Low tide, high tide, early ,late, windy, it doesn't matter the surf is always good in playa Guiones! Can't wait to come back! A few pics attached from Guiones and Tamarindo (tamarindo I surfed solo and worked on the things Justin taught me).

There were a few other Perks from Coconut Harry's that I ought not to mention (* free pics from Meesh on facebook*) 😊😊😊

And also, they are extremely flexible & generous with the board *rentals* when you sign up for lessons/coaching 😊 🏄 surf 🏄

Two Thumbs up for Coconut Harry's! An incredible experience!!!
Written April 18, 2020
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Susanne
1 contribution
Nov 2022
My husband and two daughters (ages 8 and 11) and I took three days of surf lessons with George and Abraham - we had THE BEST time. Michelle was super responsive in helping us arrange the lessons and George and Abraham were so helpful and so much fun. We all managed to stand up on our boards! Also, Guiones beach is gorgeous. Highly recommend Coconut Harrys!
Written November 14, 2022
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Louis H D
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Absolutely phenomenal people! Tons and tons of boards to choose from. Endlessly helpful and knowledgeable folks working there, going the extra mile at every step. Ask for Keylor!! Showers, lockers, too.
Written January 21, 2022
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Lisa W
Tennessee3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Andreas was amazing!!! What a great instructor!!! So positive and patient. Took care of us both with equipment and lessons. He also arranged a tour for us to see the sea turtles on the beach. Great experience. Highly recommend Coconut Harry’s!!
Written April 2, 2022
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davidvox
Barcelona, Spain109 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
I have traveled the world, but neevr experienced such a bad customer service anywhere!
Asking to get a refund since I got hit by a car, and the leader (grey, short hair, old) Screamed he would call the police.. I replied "just do that" and after a long discussion he gave me some of my deposit money and even charged me extra for all the days I had rented a surfboard.

This is the worst people you can do business with, do not go here!
Written July 4, 2014
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