I spent two summers in Samara and would recommend Choco's Surf School to anyone. No matter your surfing ability, their expert instructors can get any one up and surfing! Not to mention that they are the extremely friendly and after my surf lesson I just hung out at the hammocks slung up under the tree. It was an amazing way to spend time at the beach and get to know the locals. Choco's is the only surf school in Samara that is owned by locals. And bonus, after you surf, you get to shower off inside a tree. Who doesn't want that experience? If you are visiting Samara, make sure you surf with Choco's!