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Address: Avellanas Beach, Santa Cruz 50303, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 7105 8809
08:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 18:00

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Never surfed before.

I'm a bearish type of guy who's never surfed ever. Mauricio gave us a detailed break down of what to do. Very patient, very thorough. Gave me so much confidence. Incredible.

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Anthony B
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I'm a bearish type of guy who's never surfed ever. Mauricio gave us a detailed break down of what to do. Very patient, very thorough. Gave me so much confidence. Incredible.

Thank Anthony B
Avellanas Surf ... A, Owner at Avellanas Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment Anthony. Was very nice to meet you. You did a great job in the water! Hope you come back in the near future. Hope all goes well for you! More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife, father law, and I had surf lessons with Mauricio. This was the second time we have taken surf lessons (the first time being in Hawaii). Mauricio was an excellent instructor and really helped us understand the fundamentals of surfing. With Mauricio's fine instruction, we were up surfing in no time. Thanks!

Thank Winason
Avellanas Surf ... A, Owner at Avellanas Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment. You all did great! Hope your family continue strong and surfing new many places more. Pura vida! More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

He explained very well how to surf and made us confortable in water. The teacher is friendly ans prices are good. I highly recommend.

Thank Guillaume R
Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Mauricio and Chisco were great instructors. Not only were they patient, but kept safety in mind at all times. They were funny as well, making sure we were both having a good time! Mauricio shared his success story and it was absolutely inspirational (26 years of experience!). Highly recommend activity if visiting the Costa Rican pacific beach side. Good for... More 

Thank rvaldes124
1 review
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We spent a week before the Christmas Holiday in Avellanas, Maurizio and his crew were patient and expert instructors. We are a family of 4, with kids age 8 and 16. Everyone loved it. We added days to our original 3 days booked. We will be back again at use Avellanas Surf School! - I will upload photos soon.

Thank Peg M
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was my first time surfing and my instructor, Mau, was amazing. He knows the waves and how to read them. I rode my wave in on the first try! Truly an unforgettable experience at a gorgeous beach.

Thank Amanda T
Kennebunkport, Maine
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is the place to go to learn to surf when you are in this part of Costa Rica. First, is the location - the right surf to hang ten! The beach is not too crowded - the waves are just about right and can accommodate both the beginner and the intermediate surfer. Then you have the best instructor -... More 

Thank MaineEXPTraveler
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2 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing time learning how to surf with Mau and Francisco!!! Mau is one of the BEST surf instructors I've ever had (I've had 5 in the past). He's patient, teaches you about the wave, knows the ocean and how it moves, knows exactly how to push you into the wave, correct your mistakes so you'll have the ride of your... More 

Thank minababy29
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

On a recent family vacation, we were staying down the coast a ways (in Junquillal), and my sister really wanted to try a surf lesson. She found Avellanas Surf School in the Lonely Planet guidebook, and we chose them based on their deservedly excellent TripAdvisor reviews. Our experience with them was phenomenal in every way! We had 7 people surfing,... More 

Thank Brian S
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

very good experience - in fact -it made our holiday in guanacaste very special. The lessons were fabulous, the beach very good, and being near Lolas we could enjoy aperitif after surf lessons. Must go!

Thank Linda R

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