My husband and I surfed with Benny and Al last February with our 3 girls. We had such an amazing experience, I pre-booked FIVE days of surf lessons for just my husband and I when we returned to Costa Rica this summer (just US to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary!)
Benny had Kelsie bring boards over to us before our first lesson in case we had time to get out in the water. She then came to meet with us at our Villa and just hung out with us talking and catching up with us for about a 1/2 hour before setting out to surf. It was such a nice way to relax and ease into a 5 day stretch of hitting the waves hard!
We surfed each day with Benny and though my husband and I are at different skill levels, she would discuss with us each day what our goals were for that day and she would find a way to help us attain them At the end of each session, we would discuss our triumphs and challenges, share lots of laughs and discuss goals for the next day. On the last day, I was not only very adept at my pop-up, but was able to confidently ride some LONG waves all the way in. My husband's goal was to get "outside". On our 5th day of surfing with Benny, she arranged to have Helen take my husband outside...to some pretty big waves! He caught a huge one and rode it! Also, thanks to Benny who arranged for a photographer for us, we have some amazing pictures to share.
We can't recommend Benny (and Al) highly enough (they are fantastic instructors, warma and friendly, patient and fun)! We are actually going back to Costa Rica again in Feb. 2013...and yes, we are all ready pre-booked with Benny for the whole family for several days. As Al says "you guys are surf addicts!" I guess so, and we're proud of it!!
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