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Nosara Tico Surf School

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Nosara Tico Surf School
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We are Nosara Tico Surf School, a local surf school (owned 100% by Ticos) located in Playa Guiones, Nosara. Our friendly and enthusiastic staff is always there to help out, and with the guidance of our certified instructors, you will have the best...more
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Next to Century 21, on the main road to Guiones Beach., Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
+506 2573 0975
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All reviews these guys surf school pura vida semi private lesson safety precautions green waves playa guiones the entire staff taking lessons an excellent teacher make you feel at home learn how super patient white water learned how rent boards can't wait to go back
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All the staff was outstanding! They really made you feel at home and made sure you had the best experience surfing at Playa Guiones. They provide everything needed for your surfing lessons and even sneak in a few pics of you catching some waves. Edgardo...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not just a surf shop - its a community with amazing instructors but people who live and love surfing and love to share their passion. My young son went from a good surfer to amazing surfer and the guys became his friends and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One surf lesson quickly turned into 4 or 5 lessons for me because I loved the experience so much. Not only is everyone an excellent teacher ( patient, kind, funny, & badass surfers) at this surf shop but they make you feel at home in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Nosara Tico Surf Shop. You made our family surf vacation a complete success. Thanks to your smiles, great energy, knowledge, expert ability and super staff we all surfed for the first time, enjoying green waves and white water too. Thank you Luigi, Fanny,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank porterbuild
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had surf lessons in June 2018 for our two oldest children (11, 9) and 18 year old niece in June 2018 and again in November 2018 when we returned as a couple. First off - we're South Dakotans born and raised - just about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

Deyner is a good guy, good surf instructor. He makes it easy, fun, relaxed, funny, and he knows how to find the waves. It didn't feel like a battle against the waves, it felt like a great time in a beautiful environment, and he helped...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

So I got a surf lesson, a boogie board and a surf board for the week. Me and my family are here in Nosara and my hubby had asked around a few places and we were told Hectar was the man. We wanted to rent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I (both beginners) had an amazing time surfing all week with Keylor and Marco. They are great, positive, encouraging and fun instructors with a ton of knowledge. Best place to learn how to surf and have an amazing time in Nosara!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Erin_Heide
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Our family was in Nosara for almost two weeks and took multiple lessons with Nosara Tico. We have multiple ages and skills and they were able to accomadate us. The entire staff was wonderful, Kevin and Ben were great instructors, and Yelle was friendlyand helpful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

This is the first trip to Nosara when I didn’t bring my own “AX”. Not having a Noserider as a part of my quiver, I thought it would be nice to rent one with a Donald Takayama Noserider in mind. After stopping at a shop...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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January 22, 2017|
Response from Jordan L |
Hola Chuky965, buenos dias. Thank you for contacting us. We work with surfers of all levels, all ages! Here at the Nosara Tico Surf School we are very lucky to have such fast and easy Access to our home break Playa... More
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Nope. Everyone at the store spoke great English
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Nosara Tico Surf School.....awesome! (3 Replies)
Went to Nosara in August to surf with my husband and our 4 kids. Wanted to surf with some locals who knew the beach breaks well and who could recommend things to do in town. We encountered plenty of Americans who opened shop and were more than eager to help, but we wanted to support the local guys, otherwise known as 'Ticos.' We found Nosara Tico Surf School and had a totally AWESOME experience with Adrian, Luigy, and Esteban......they are locals and they hooked us up with an amazing surfing...More
August 28, 2011|
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Nice to hear those guys did a great job for you! How about the rest of your trip? Where did you stay and did you like it? What was your favorite restaurant? Did you take any tours or do any other activities? Don't hold back now!