For the second time in the 5 years our family was able to get to Surf Simply in Nosara and once again the service, coaching, accommodation and customized program for each family member was amazing. As an active family we find that Surf Simply is able to deliver the kind of adventure experience that creates lifelong memories. Jessie coached 10 year old Sofia and delivered a dose of 'grrl power' and confidence that Sofia continues to talk about. Ross coached 13 year old Oliver and 2 other boys,challenging them to grow as surfers - by Day 2 my son was out back catching green waves. Francella provided personal and caring coaching to my husband and got him up and surfing green waves as well. Harry was my coach and through consistent input got me over some of my fears and starting to manage angled take offs out back. The food created by Sarah is Zagat quality and as a vegetarian, I was always impressed by how seamlessly she prepared things for me that were as delicious and gorgeous as the non veg options. Lulu continues to provide the home baked treats that were gobbled up by all but especially the children, she had to make an extra batch as her muffins and energy bars were in high demand.
Dani and Alice ensured that we all had a chance to experience something beyond surfing like the SIBU monkey sanctuary, Ziplining and, special thanks to Alice for this one, the night time giant turtle nesting time - it only happens one day a month and we happened to be there at the right time and Alice ensured that we had a ride and guide to see the amazing event - it all takes place on a black sand beach in the dark.
Crystal is the on site massage therapist (I had three massages) and you'll definitely appreciate her knowledge and understanding of what surfing muscles are - she really does a great repair job on all those muscles that you didn't know were needed to surf.
There is also a small team of Tico's that keep the resort running smoothly and are friendly and helpful.
Kudos to Ru as the owner of Surf Simply - he has evolved and innovated the product and service offering to what it is today. I met Ru 6 years ago when Surf Simply was called Innocent Surf School and was small shop in a little mall in Nosara - he had a vision and he delivers on that vision everyday at Surf Simply.
Thanks for the amazing time and see you next year.
If you want to learn how to surf AND be pampered and have fun then this is the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surf Simply has broken the surf camp mold by providing coaching of a standard one would usually expect to receive in more mainstream sports. The makes of the Surf Simply podcast (available on iTunes) offer all inclusive package from their beautiful boutique surf coaching resort in Nosara, Costa Rica. You stay incorporates not only - video analysis, theory sessions on everything from board design to surf forecasting, pool training and in water coaching during your two fun surf session each day; but also transfers, accommodation, yoga classes, massage, fresh home cooked food and a variety of destinations in the evening from beach BBQs to stunning cliff top restaurants. ... more less