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“I can't say enough!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bodhi Surf School

Bodhi Surf School
Ranked #1 of 3 Spas & Wellness in Uvita
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Bodhi Surf School focuses on community engaged yoga and surf vacations and retreats for individuals, couples, families, and small groups. Our goal is to teach you the theory, proper technique, and safety to have you surfing or doing yoga independently. At the Bodhi Shamabala Yoga Center, we have weekly Vinyasa Flow classes and also offer private yoga classes. Bodhi Surf is committed to incorporating sustainable business practices into our everyday operations. We love to share information on our area, both on the community of Bahia Ballena and the Marino Ballena National Park where we give our surf lessons and clinics. We also offer service learning for organized student groups interested in finding out more about Costa Rica. Above all, we aim to "awaken your inner surfer" and provide you with unique experiences that you will never forget.
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I can't say enough!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

Bodhi surf has heart and soul! Travis who runs the surfing instruction is fantastic! He knows how much to instruct and empowers you! Travis and his wife Pilar actively work for the betterment of their community! I also chose to do yoga with Pilar every day I surfed. What a great combination! She is caring and insightful and can modify for you! She taught me many insights that I have continued in my life at home. Uvita is pura costa rica!
Enjoy them and Uvita!

Visited August 2012
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Thank Marilee239
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BodhiSurfSchool, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
We deeply appreciate your kind comments Marilee239. Your visit to Bodhi Surf was very inspiring for us! Spending quality time outside of surfing and yoga (drinking coffee and eating pizza) amongst other quality moments, put the icing on the cake for us. We hope to see you again next year! Thanks for visiting! Saludos de nuestro equipo Bodhi Surf
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Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
“Best day ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

This was one of the highlights of our trip! We had a fabulous time and were actually surfing by the end of our lesson. Would definitely go back for another lesson if we visit Costa Rica again!

Visited January 2012
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BodhiSurfSchool, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Hi jen o! We are stoked to learn that surfing with us was one of the highlights of your trip. Make sure to visit us again on your next adventure to Costa Rica. - Team Bodhi Surf
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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18 reviews
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“Travis is great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

Travis runs a top notch school. We took a private two day lesson, and both were up and riding the white water in the 3 first few minutes. He is patient, enthusiastic, and really knowledgeable about the sport and Costa Rica.

Visited August 2012
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BodhiSurfSchool, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Hello Indiadrescher! Surfing with you was a blast. Your positive energy and great attitude made all the difference for you! With little instruction you were up and surfing with style. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and keep up the good surfing. Cheers from Bodhi Surf
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
1 review
“Excellent guide for student groups”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Travis and the other teachers were excellent instructors for our students who had never been surfing before. They were concerned with safety and gave clear instructions as well as tons of positive energy. The students made great progress and had a blast.

Visited July 2012
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BodhiSurfSchool, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Thanks Shelley K for entrusting us with your student group. We had a great time sharing what we love and hope you'll return again with even bigger smiles. See you soon! - Team Bodhi Surf
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Montreal, Canada
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“Thank you Travis!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

Amazing!! We arrived with no experience and few expectations... And one week later we were in love with the sport! First I have to say don't look for Bodhi Surf in Uvita you won't find it as they currently don't have an official office. Book through their web site; easy and fast. We received an awnser within 24 hours. We booked 2 group lessons and when we arrived it was just the two of us. With Bodhi Surf, the maximum ratio is 1:3, which is perfect to learn and receive a lot of feedback. Very different from the other surf company we saw... Imagine, we were able to stand up on our boards during the first session!!! And I have to say all the credit goes to Travis... His approach to surf is very 'bodhi and soul'; easy, simple and fun. Our first experience was so great, we decided to rent boards for the following week. It was the simplest thing to do through Travis and Bodhi Surf. I was impressed the way Travis went out of his way to allow us to continue enjoy surf. If you want to try surf, Bodhi Surf is the place!

Visited July 2012
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BodhiSurfSchool, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Pura vida Juliearoundtheworld! We appreciate the kind words and are stoked to learn that you fell in love with the sport of surfing. Your positive attitude and interest for learning more than just how to stand up on a surfboard was the key to your success. Our goal is to get you to achieve your full potential and we were jazzed to see that happen. Safe journeys and hope to see you again! - Team Bodhi Surf
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