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“We all got up! Some of us on the first try!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gnarly's Surf School

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!!!
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“We all got up! Some of us on the first try!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

Unkie Gnar Gnar rocks! As everyone else stated, we were laughing pretty much from the first second we got into his car. It turned out to be a highlight of our trip! We'll be quoting Uncle Gnarly for a long time to come. ("Surf chicks rock!")

What was even more awesome is that two of us got up on the first try. Uncle Gnarly keeps it real simple and gets his surfers out on the water almost immediately. He brought along two helpers for our group of 6. It turns out that surfing is probably a lot easier than you think -- especially when Gnarly is helping with the timing and giving your board a friendly push for momentum. If you've snowboarded before, you'll really appreciate learning how to surf because there's a chance you'll get up within 5 minutes and it DOESN'T HURT WHEN YOU FALL.

Gnar Gnar provides everyone with rash guards but you will get a little scratched up from the surface of the board and if you make it all the way to the shoreline and collapse into the sand a few times like I did.

Gnarly's assistants also took their time to let my nephews play around on a board. By the end of the lesson, my 6 year old nephew rode a small wave on his own!

Be sure to hit up the Surfing Burrito ("Home base!") afterward. Also, if Uncle Gnarly isn't available, his son runs 360 Surf School.

Visited April 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“One of a Kind”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Even if there weren't a single wave, the time spent with Uncle Gnarly listening to his tales and wisdom on life would have been worth it. Then throw in perfect waves and that he is an amazing teacher? What more could I ask for?

Visited March 2014
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Cleveland OH
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great time!!!! Gnarly is cool as hell!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great time. Highlight of the trip. Hooked on surfing for sure. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Yes you will get up. He promises. Highly recommend. You will NOT be disappointing.

Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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2 reviews
“The stories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Gnarly is a TRIP to surf with - he is super down to earth and has the most hilarious stories to share about life and surfing. This was my fourth time surfing ever, and it was also my most successful time primarily because the environment was so inviting and the instruction is very simple, clear and effective. You honestly cannot go wrong.

Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

as promised, the whole family was up and surfing within a few rides and uncle g was an absolute trip. the pix from the excursion were the first to be posted on the kids' instagram sites. highly recommended.

Visited March 2014
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