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“Great class for a first timer”

Soul Surf Surfing School
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Owner description: Learn how to surf and SUP all year long with Soul Surf surf camp and school.Live the experience with the true spirit of surfing:-All ages and levels-Experienced and profesional instructors-Especials price for groups-C.P.R, AED and First Aid Certication-Water Rescue certified-Surf an SUP camps,lessons and tours-Airport hotel pick up service
Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went with a group of six, four of whom ended up taking a lesson. Two of us had never surfed and the other two had gone once or twice. We spent 20 minutes on the beach learning the basics then headed into the water. At each stage they were friendly, instructive, and overall had a pleasant demeanor that you'll find with people who are enjoying what they do and the people they do it with. Highly recommend and if fortune should bring us back to Jaco I would love to spend more time on the surf with these instructors. Thanks

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Had a really good 2 hr $50 group surfing afternoon class in Jaco Beach with Armel, and his wife Valeria took nice complimentary pictures with her pro camera of me and others in our group every time we caught a wave. Price included pick up / drop off at our hotel, and there were 7 students and 3 instructors in our class. Great experience, recommend to others.

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

If you enjoy Stand Up Paddling I highly recommend contacting Armel Menéndez Visuaña. We had a great morning out in the ocean bay with Armel, guide and instructor of SOULSURF SURING SCHOOL on 4-8-14. He picked a group of us up from Vida Asana lodge and drove us to (and from) Herradura Beach. The waves were calm but challenging. Armel took us out in the ocean with paddle boards and instructed us at all of our different levels. The feeling with our group after a fun SUP lesson was uplifting and joyous. Armel was great and I even got to practice speaking in Spanish with him the whole time.

1  Thank Annette O
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Soul surfing offers the opportunity to learn how to surf, how the feel the sea and the waves. The instructor has a great charisma to teach and take care of you. I felt confident every time I surf with him. Higly recommended!

1  Thank Melissa S
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

We just got back from a trip to Los Suenos, and we were so lucky to find Soul Surf. I'm a 60 year old guy who has never surfed, and my son is 16 with some prior experience.

Armel was an excellent teacher, tailoring his instruction to each of our levels. It is clear he's taught hundreds of people to surf, and know just what to say to get you up and surfing. In addition, the location is perfect for beginners (warm water, sandy bottom, perfect depth, waves of just the right size to learn).

In addition, Armel and his wife couldn't have been nicer or gracious (they even readily agreed to stop at a grocery store for us on our way back so we could do some quick shopping).

Thank Scott P
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