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Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat

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Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat
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Dominical Waverider have the best trained surf instructors in Costa Rica, our surf lessons are designed for all ages and levels. Owned by Dominical Lifeguard Captain, all surf instructors are certified lifeguards and experienced surfers. Whether you...more
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| Beach Front at Tortilla Flats Office, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have tried two surfschools on Dominical. This one is smaller and pays more attention to your skills and needs. The other one just dumped us into a mass beginner lesson. Waverider was way more tailored to what we wanted. And in 2 days my...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GeorgeG1357
DominicalWaverider, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for you review! We love to hear you enjoyed your surf lesson with us and we helped you progress so quick. We hope you come back to Costa Rica soon and of course come surf with us! Pura Vida, Dominical Waverider Team

Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to learn to surf there is no other place in Dominical that you should go besides Domincal Wave Rider. They have the nicest and most knowledgeable instructors, communication was great. I do not know much Spanish, but Roberto was great at communicating...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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DominicalWaverider, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aw thanks so much for your words, we are so glad to hear you all had a blast on your surf lesson! Yes, Roberto is an amazing instructor and we are stoked that our clients agree. We look forward to have you back surfing! Pura...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would like to thank instrutor Gonçalves for such a fun afternoon we had at Dominical beach, where I had the chance to improve my beginner skills, because I am making the transition from a long board to a board size of 6.2, your tips...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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DominicalWaverider, Owner at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking your time to write a review, it means a lot to us to hear how much our clients enjoyed their experience surfing with us. Glad to hear Gonzalo helped you really improve on the transition of changing to a smaller board....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spencer was so awesome teaching my 16 year old son to surf. 1st class. They even provided an umbrella and chairs for the rest of the family. Tommy got a pineapple boat and water for a quick snack before heading back out. I HIGHLY recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you really want to Learn surf, then this is your Place! It is not about Just catching a wave with a push (like many schools do, or just screaming all the time “paddle harder”) Here you really learn to read the waves and catch...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kyrasteegs
DominicalWaverider, Owner at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Kyra and Jeroen, it was such a pleasure meeting you guys and having you surfing with us! I'm very glad to hear you progress so much surfing with us, that's our goal and we really care to see our clients reach their full potential....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We looked at several places to for our son to take surfing lessons and got the best personal vibe from the staff at Wave Rider Surf Camp. Day of the lesson our instructor, Spencer, was polite and courteous. He offered to set us up with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish this was a wonderful experience. We had adults and kids there for a lesson, they greeted us friendly and we walked down to the beach where they set up umbrellas and chairs for us. After an informative session on rip tides...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 5 visiting for Christmas- 3 of us had never surfed it had been years for the other 2. The instructors were AWESOME - Huge thank you to Spencer, Roberto, Dylan, & Juan! Everyone taught us something different and we all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

If you truly want to learn to surf and have a great time doing it, I recommend Dominical Waverider. The instructors were excellent at teaching not just how to pop up, but several elements necessary for surfing - like how to swim and carry a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Jeanine and her team were amazing! My 8-year-old daughter wanted to surf on our vacation and George (aka Flaco) could not have offered her better advice on techniques as well as the tides of that area. He was so good with her and got her!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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DominicalWaverider, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thanks so much for your review. We are so glad to hear everyone enjoyed their time in and out of water. We also agree Flaco is an amazing instructor and we are grateful to have such an awesome crew. Hope you return for a visit...More

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Kim C
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Response from DominicalWaverider | Property representative |
Hi Kim! August is a cooler month, we have sunny days and rainy nights. We are experiencing early mornings partly cloud lately, but that is something new for us. Don't forget to bring lots of sunscreen and I suggest a light... More
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