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Kelly's Surf Shop and School

Main Street, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1355
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First surf lesson

Yesterday we had our first surf lesson with Matteo and it was great. He explained everything... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Esa92
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Riesbürg
via mobile
Wonderful Experience!!

I can't say enough about Kelly's Surf Shop and their knowledgeable and friendly staff, particularly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Soti M
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New Jersey
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Kelly's Surf House is a exclusive premier Retreat/Sports/Education Center in Tamarindo. We started out as Kelly's Surf Shop, where we specialized in surfing and SUP. We have grown to offer bike tours and rentals as well as as full tour center. Now, we provide the ultimate vacation packages. We focus heavily on giving you a safe, fun, and professional experience. Our staff are real, professionals who take great pride and enjoyment in sharing with those who want to enjoy every second of their experiences. We also have the newest, most extensive equipment selection in Tamarindo for all kinds of activities.
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Main Street, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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+506 2653 1355
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yesterday we had our first surf lesson with Matteo and it was great. He explained everything clearly and we were able to catch some waves 😁🏄‍♀️🏄‍♂️. I really can recommend this surf school and especially Matteo. It was our first try with surfing but clearly...More

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Desk K, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello! Thankyou for the review- we really appreciate it. Sounds like you had a great time surfing! We will pass on the message to Matteo. All the best for the future, Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I can't say enough about Kelly's Surf Shop and their knowledgeable and friendly staff, particularly Diego and Victor! My 14 year old daughter had daily surf lessons with Victor, he was patient, knowledgeable and had her riding waves by the end of the first lesson...More

Thank Soti M
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Desk K, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Soti! Really appreciate you taking the time to write such a positive review. We're so happy you had a nice time in Tamarindo! Will pass on the message to Victor and Diego. Wishing you all the best for the future, from Kelly's Surf Shop...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Kelly's for my very first ever surf lesson. I took a private lesson with Mateo and he was AMAZING! He was very knowledgeable and patient and encouraging and had me up and surfing during my first ever lesson. He also gave us...More

Thank Christie L
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Desk K, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Christie! Many thanks for your lovely review. We really appreciate it and are glad you had a nice time here. Will be sure to pass the message onto Mateo. Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kelly’s Surf Shop is the best surf shop you can go to in Tamarindo ! The guys are super friendly, they know what they are talking about and are very passionate about surfing !

Thank Elisabeth W
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Desk K, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Elisabeth! Really appreciate the review, we are glad you had a good time here. Hope to see you return to the shop in the future! All the best, Pura Vida

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to a couple surf shops and choose Kelly's based on their friendliness, price, and proximity to the beach - right across the street from the Beach (across from Joe's). Signed up for a beginner surf lesson for me and my girlfriend with Andre. Andre...More

Thank JSlatts
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Desk K, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, Really appreciate the message! Thankyou so much- will make sure the message gets passed on to Andre. Sounds like a great trip, glad you enjoyed Tamarindo. All the best, Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife is 48, daughter is 14, son is 10; none of them have surged before. The guys at Kelly’s we’re awesome. Great positive environment. Laughing, joking, good natured, and, when it came to surfing, all business. They were experts at making something that could...More

Thank AHdubHA
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Desk K, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello! Really glad you had a good time at Kellys Surf Shop. Thankyou so much for leaving us a review. Will make sure I pass the message to Andre and Jeffrey! Wish you all the best and Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for a great board and good service. Guys take good care of your treat you right had a slight issue took care of it right away no questions asked and what a deal

Thank Michael B
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Desk K, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Michael, Thankyou for leaving us a mention! We really appreciate the review. Hope to see you again here again! All the best y Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We used Kelly's for our private RT airport transfer between Liberia and Tamarindo. They had the best price I found. The driver was ontime both times. The van was very nice. I recommend them for airport transfers.

Thank dannidm
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Desk K, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello, Thankyou for the message! We are glad you had a good experience with the shuttle and we hope you had a great stay in Tamarindo! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Victor is a great instructor. He managed to get this 52 year-old up on a board and surfing in surprisingly little time. Great guy. Very knowledgeable. His English is excellent.

Thank Patrick H
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KellySurfShop, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words we will make sure to pass them on to Victor and recognize his efforts.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

very nice and helpful will visit with them every time. tried other shops on the beach and this one was the best.

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Desk K, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again at Kellys Surf Shop. All the best, Pura Vida!

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dwnsue54
6 January 2016|
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Response from KellySurfShop | Property representative |
The cost of a SUP is $20 for 2 hours, $40 day , and $200 week. There are many destinations that you can reach by SUP . Such as Capitan island or thru the estuary. Or can go to flamingo and paddle around there !
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Nksinha
4 October 2015|
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Response from KellySurfShop | Property representative |
Yes you are provided life jackets. There is a lot of wild life, we have not experienced any crocodile encounters in the area and we do not provoke the wild wife. You will have the experience to view them if you are lucky but... More
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