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Choco's Surf School

Frente Sheriff Rustico, Playa Samara 9485, Costa Rica
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Incredible experience!

We met Manfred actually from soda perla to get help about zip lining tours, and he was so helpful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SeidgeTheDay
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Highly Recommended Surf School

We spent 4 weeks in Sámara and had two surflessions with the guys from Xoco‘s. The instructors are... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
serainafischer
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Professional, bilingual, local surf instructors. All instructors are certified by the International Surfing Association and are licensed in Ocean Rescue and CPR. Fully Insured. Safe and fun lessons for grommets to grandparents, beginning to advanced. Come and ride the waves with us! Surfboard and Boogie board rentals by hour/day/week/month.
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Frente Sheriff Rustico, Playa Samara 9485, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We met Manfred actually from soda perla to get help about zip lining tours, and he was so helpful we decided to go with him for learning to surf and we are so happy we did! Manfred taught my 7 year old son and myself...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We spent 4 weeks in Sámara and had two surflessions with the guys from Xoco‘s. The instructors are very professional, helpful and always in a good mood. With the included board rental we could improve our skills and the guys were always available for questions....More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I took a private beginner lesson from Johel who really gave me a great overview of the break, the area and was very "complete" in his approach. Anyone can teach you how to stand up on a surfboard, but it's important to know about the...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

While recently working in Samara for four months, I learned to surf with Choco's over a three month period! I took two formal lessons (beginner and advanced) with Manfred, who was an amazing instructor; clear instructions, helpful tips, and good sense of humor! We rented...More

Thank anderec
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

For full disclosure, I did not take any classes with Choco. For what I know, they might be the best surfers in Samara. But my encounter with them tells me enough about the kind of people they are to never want to deal with them...More

Thank Walid E
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I've tried to learn how to surf from friends in California and by myself in Hawaii, but had no success so I thought I would bring my 8 year old son and try it with lessons from a certified instructor in Samara. We chose Choco's...More

Thank Ming H
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Amazing experience! Our family (my wife and I, and our two girls, 15 and 12) lived in Samara for 4 months and took surf lessons with Choco's and immediately fell in love with the sport. The professional, friendly and fun Choco's instructor team provided a...More

Thank TdotDave
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had never surfed before. And while there are many surf schools on playa Samara, I feel Chocos is your best move. The instructors are a lot of fun and very encouraging. We were up an catching waves in about an hour...More

Thank Evan A
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Our kids took surf lessons here. They got free surf board rental for the remainder of the week which was very generous. The lessons were also very good, not too crowded. The instructor was able to give appropriate attention to each kid during the lesson....More

Thank Amy S
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Manfred made our day! He taught us the different techniques how to stand up on the surfboard and other things before we went in the water. He was very patient, as was the rest of the team. It was so much fun! I would recommend...More

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