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“Great Products - Better Staff”
Review of Kina Surf Shop

Kina Surf Shop
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Owner description: Surf shop. Offering high-quality new, used and rental surfboards and bodyboards. The only official JS surfboard dealer in Santa Teresa. We carry a wide variety of women's surf bikinis and beachwear from DKoko, RipCurl, Billabong and RVCA. Large selection of surf equipment and accessories including Futures fins, Dakine and Creatures of Leisure leashes and traction. We also have many different sunblocks for you to protect yourself from the tropical sun, choose from Aloe Gator, Verta, RAW Elements, Capuchino, and Waterman's. Stop in and get geared up for your surf trip!
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We rented two surf boards from Kina Surf shop and the staff/owners could not have been more helpful. They had a good assortment of boards to rent from beginners to more advanced surfers. Their stock of rentals made it easy to find a board for me that was similar to mine at home but good for the conditions. They also had a great selection of boards for my daughter to use.

The staff was also very good at pointing out the different breaks and times to go and how to avoid the crowds.

In one of the heavier breaks, the leash broke and the shop was great at replacing without any issues. I was in and out of the store within minutes.

The store has everything - which made it great to just buy our suntan lotions there then trying to bring it down from the US (TSA issues). Good selection of board shorts, rash guards and bathing suits.

Thank avalonsurf
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

There are many surf shops to rent from in Santa Teresa but when you've found a friendly place, why try another? The staff here were very helpful in setting us up with boards for the week. 7 days for $60 I'm a beginner so they explained why the big board is where I should start and gave me some cues as to when to go out, where to start etc. overall helpful.
i bought a rash guard there as well and after the second wear, it started to unravel on the sleeve. they let me exchange, no problem.

Thank steveNjana
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Santa Teresa has no shortage of board shops. Stumbled into Kina looking for a shortboard rental. They have a huge selection of new boards and their used boards selection is huge and top notch. Current Rusty and Al Merrick's pepper the rack. Rent a board and want to swap out as I did, no problem. Simply drop off your current board and select a new one. Like having a quiver of your own. $10 a day green season can't be beat.
Eric and John were both super friendly and had lots of advice about the surf and area.

No need to look any further than the friendly and well stocked Kina!

Thanks Eric your Rusty works like a charm.

Thank riverpeople
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

There are many surf shops in Santa Teresa, but i highly recommend Kina. They offer a great selection of rental boards, lessons and they stock all kinds of great surf gear. It is the staff, however, that sets Kina apart. Simply put, they are really good people: welcoming, friendly, helpful and honest. I will definitely go back next time I'm in Santa Teresa. Thank you Kina!

Thank wallacepmw
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Had two great lessons with eric.....so patient, supportive and fun. Really recommend! It's easy to have the hotels in ST recommend and place you with their "guys", but recommend you walk to surf shop and get legit, real lesson with a pro. Totally made my surf experience

Thank blackburn77
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