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Surf Simply

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Surf Simply has broken the surf camp mold by providing coaching of a standard one would usually expect to receive in more mainstream sports. The makes of the Surf Simply podcast (available on iTunes) offer all inclusive package from their beautiful boutique surf coaching resort in Nosara, Costa Rica. You stay incorporates not only - video analysis, theory sessions on everything from board design to surf forecasting, pool training and in water coaching during your two fun surf session each day; but also transfers, accommodation, yoga classes, massage, fresh home cooked food and a variety of destinations in the evening from beach BBQs to stunning cliff top restaurants.
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I spent another week at Surf Simply, this time at their new location. The attention to detail the owners put into the design of their resort is so impressive. From the comfortable rooms, to the dining area and the spacious areas to relax either by the pool or in the shade
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Surf Simply is a thoroughly well thought out experience, and the most effective surf coaching I've ever had. The resort itself is beautiful, with its green power and efficient design capturing the spirit of the nature preserve it borders. The property is a short private-path
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I don't write reviews. I shouldn't write this one. It's just making the wait longer for my next visit to surfsimply. :) Amazing place if you want to learn to surf the right way with the best approach to teaching. Between the amazing coaches and the bucket loads of
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Amazing amazing amazing. I am afraid to leave a good review, as then they will start selling out 3 years in advance. :) To summarize, if your thinking about going to Surf Simply my strong opinion is that you should go. Shout out to the whole crew, and all the work that made
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This was my third visit to Surf Simply, and like the other two, it was a fabulous surf experience. I can't say enough for how thoughtful and action-focused the surf instruction is, from the coach you are matched with (based on your experience and goals), to the game plans your
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The surf in Nosara is good year round but below is a more detailed description of the average surf conditions throughout the year. It's important to remember however that these are based on statistical averages made up on many days which are exceptions. So while you can predict the average for a time of year, it is impossible to predict the conditions for any given week. In Nosara, the dry season months of December to March can be a more crowded as North American tourists escape the winter. The most popular months at Surf Simply however are June, July and August. These months offer the most consistent swell window of the year also the pleasant afternoon showers keep the heat down and mean that the jungle is at it’s most beautiful. A typical season sees knee to head high surf from November to March, then shoulder to overhead surf between April to September. This is a mean average however, so it is perfectly possible for any given week in August to be smaller than any given week in December. The wind, which blows mechanically off shore every morning from November until May, usually turns on shore mid morning and then offers an evening glass off about 50% of the time. In the greener months of June to October the wind is less predictable but the surf is glassy in the morning about 75% of the time and a lunch time shower will often cause the wind to die off in the afternoon, giving us smooth conditions once again. This is another advantage these months have over the more arid months of Dec – Apr.
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It's a great care down there. Our wives did the yoga and we went for a day excursion zip lining. We had an amazing experience. The surfing was new for me as I primarily kitesurf and windsurf. The instruction was first rate and our experience was great. It's a boutique setting so it was very intimate. It is a very well run and organized place. We will definitely go back. Hope that helps. Good luck.
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There are level 5 surf instructors at Surf Simply. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. They practically guarantee it!
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I did not have a problem at all and have very bad allergies to mold. Surf Simply is very clean and the bedrooms are simple. I would not think you would have a problem but may not be as sensitive to mold as you. Hope that helps. I normally stay in very high end hotels and was happy with the room at Surf Simply! Sarah
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Hi Christina, I never noticed any issues at all with their facilities. It is a jungle, literally, and there are some critters around the grounds and it is hot & humid, but they are really good with their facilities and maintenance. We've been there twice and going a third time in December and all visits have been uneventful and well done. Do you have experience in this time of climate (Costa Rica, Hawaii, etc.)? If so, and if your question is how well they run their business, it's very well run. If you've never been to this type of climate, then I'd say you need to be really diligent in the bathroom/shower and I'm not sure if "natural mold" just in the jungle would be a problem..?
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"All the rooms seem excellent."
"Rooms are just part of the package. They are perfectly comfortable."
"All rooms are excellent"
"Every bed is comfortable and the ac blows cold!"
"Every room is great!"
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteNosara
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