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Choco's Surf School
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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...more
Frente Sheriff Rustico, Playa Samara 9485, Costa Rica
+506 8937 5246
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Jose was a great teacher for the kids, Funny, patient....its our second time with choco surf school in 3 years. They take the Time you need. Its safe and lots of fun.

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Choco’s is great. If you want to learn to surf you have to go to Choco’s. Instructors are very knowledgeable and can teach anyone at any level. My whole family took lessons and loved it.

Thank whstew
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I'm from California and I've always dreamed of surfing. My kids and I took surf lessons a couple of years ago in Seal beach and it was a disaster, so I didn't even want to try surfing this time around and was really only focused...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 23 June 2018 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

Thank SeidgeTheDay
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

Thank serainafischer
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

Thank FinneyCat
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
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
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
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

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