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“Tarzan and Jane”

Gnarly's Surf School
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Owner description: You and the ENTIRE FAMILY can learn to surf in Cancun, in ONE EASY LESSON! Whether you've never surfed before and have always dreamed of learning, or if you want to improve on your existing surfing skill set, the instructors at Gnarly's Surf School and the waves at the beaches in Cancun cater to surfers of ALL ages and experience! Cancun's beaches year-round beautiful blue waters have the best waves in the world for learning how to surf! Our classes and camps consist of a truly unique and personalized surf instruction, right here on Cancun's most beautiful beaches! Our professional surf photographers and experienced instructors are right there in the water with you, guiding you through every wave. The main focus of our sessions is surfing instruction and water-safety, while still having a blast! Gnarly's Surf School's VIP Packages are all-inclusive, including pick-up from the lobby of your hotel! All you have to bring is your positive attitude, and the sunscreen! We provide surfing lessons in different packages to accomodate individuals, couples, families, or other groups of the enlightened who want to learn this amazing art form. All surf lessons are custom; Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced, we will guide you through an amazing, safe, and life-changing adventure! Whether it's having the confidence to start surfing, or trying to attain a higher knowledge and skill-set to reach the next step in your surfing game, you will have exclusive surf instruction and an amazing experience on a beautiful beach in Cancun, and GUARANTEED TONS OF FUN!!!
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Tarzan wanted to learn how to surf. Jane was hesitant and scared, but Gnarly and his wife convinced her it would be a lot of fun. The next day Tarzan was excited and happy, and Jane was still very reluctant about going on a surf board. Gnarly picked up Tarzan and Jane in his California plated worked-in Jeep and brought them to the beach. They received VIP service, and Gnarly's handsome assistant, Richy, handed them surfing garment and demonstrated what to do on the board. Gnarly and Richy were energetic, optimistic, and so very knowledgeable about surfing. Tarzan went from swinging on trees to surfing in the water in very little time! And Jane was a born natural!! They had a most wonderful and memorable time, and it is thanks to Gnarly and Richy's professionalism!

Tarzan can't wait to bring his 4 bambinos this week to learn how to surf and have this fun experience!

Thanks Gnarly it was sooooo worth it!

3  Thank RandJ2012
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Surfing with Gnarly Martin was once again one of the highlights of our Cancun vacation. For the second year in a row, our kids (17 and 20) had an awesome time, and brought a couple friends along to share in the fun. Gnarly picked them up at the hotel right on time, drove them down to the Surfin Burrito and then got them them going in no time. When we showed up a half hour later with our video cameras, the 4 kids were already up on boards and surfing all the way to shore. Even more impressive was the way Gnarly was coaxed my wife into giving it a shot too, and she got up on her first try as well. As we were leaving, we watched as he worked with an 8 year old boy who also got up after a few tries and was smiling ear to ear. Gnarly is as friendly, encouraging and patient as could be. A GREAT time was had by all in this group from Chicago!

Thank DAS333Chicago
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Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Took my 10-year-old for a father/son lesson. Uncle Gnarly had him up and running (and flipping his stance around) in no time - me, not so much, but not for want of trying! Both Gnarly and Ritchie are warm, encouraging and really funny to be around, but they are both very serious when it comes to teaching (and practicing) surfing safety. A must-do, and we will be back next year for more.

Thank Brummieexile62
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Three Fold:

1 - Trip Advisor led me to Gnarly's Surf School and the reviews held up. It is a super rockin' place.

2 - Gnarly and Richie were awesome and made the entire process easy and super fun. I emailed them through their personal website and set up a time, then had a reply from Richie in about 4 hours. He clearly loves his job when I read his reply to my inquiry, which went something like this: "END OF THE WORLD SURF SESSION!!! ARE YOU STOKED?!" The day we went in the water they taught us the basics on land (brief but thorough) and we were in the water the almost the entirety of the 2 hour lesson. There were four people in our group (no surfing experience) and all 4 of us were up and riding waves by the time we ended our lesson! The price is great - especially when you see how hard Gnarly and Richie work to teach you.

3 - The surf shop that they are running is awesome and it's located next to a surf burrito joint that has amazing food. There is a cool vibe down there too. I'd suggest grabbing a bite to eat there after the surf sesh!

Thank RyanO195
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

One of the first things I wanted to do upon arriving in Cancun was go for a surf. I found Gnarly's online and decided to try it out, even though everyone I had asked had told me that there were no waves big enough to surf in Cancun. I ended up having a really good time and learning a lot. Ive had a bit of surfing experience in the recent past, and Gnarly and Richie adjusted the lesson accordingly. The waves were a good size to learn on, so don't listen to people who say that there are no waves in Cancun! Gnarly and Richie (instructors) are very enthusiastic, encouraging, and knowledgable. We came back for lunch at the Surfin Burrito (also owned by Gnarly right next to the surf shop) and had a really nice, tasty, and fresh meal there. Definitely consider surfing at Gnarly's when you come to Cancun!

Thank Dani J
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