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Address: La Flor de Bahia, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8712 8919
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Bodhi Surf School focuses on community engaged yoga and surf vacations and...

Bodhi Surf School focuses on community engaged yoga and surf vacations and retreats for individuals, couples, families, and small groups. Our goal is to teach you the theory, proper technique, and safety to have you surfing or doing yoga independently. At the Bodhi Shamabala Yoga Center, we have weekly Vinyasa Flow classes and also offer private yoga classes. Bodhi Surf is committed to incorporating sustainable business practices into our everyday operations. We love to share information on our area, both on the community of Bahia Ballena and the Marino Ballena National Park where we give our surf lessons and clinics. We also offer service learning for organized student groups interested in finding out more about Costa Rica. Above all, we aim to "awaken your inner surfer" and provide you with unique experiences that you will never forget.

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The highlight of our trip!

My husband and I left our kids with their grandparents and enjoyed a morning learning how to surf with Gibran. It was the highlight of our trip! Gibran was a great teacher - very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I left our kids with their grandparents and enjoyed a morning learning how to surf with Gibran. It was the highlight of our trip! Gibran was a great teacher - very patient and good at breaking down each aspect of riding a wave, step by step. He was very encouraging and always knew what you needed to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Our entire family got up on surf boards thanks to these people !!! Awesome teachers and great equipment !!! Very user friendly and convenient !!! They made surfing a fun reality !!! 👍🏼

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Gogo C — thank you for sharing your experience surfing with Bodhi Surf School. We're so happy you enjoyed every aspect of the lesson, and that you were all able to stand up on your boards! We hope you will be back again! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

Dayton, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We went to a yoga class one evening and it was fantastic! Pilar did a wonderful class and was always ready to make adjustments for people. Unfortunately, our schedules did not allow us to go back again this time, but we definitely will when we are back next!

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience doing yoga with Pilar at Bodhi Surf School! We hope you will join us again next time you are in the Costa Ballena area :) -Team Bodhi Surf More 

Uvita, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

I highly recommend the 5 day day surf camp which I attended in May, 2016. The instruction received from Travis was on point, thorough and professional. Travis goes the extra mile by bringing home not only the instruction but the culture behind the surf. The local beach was also ideal for beginner level instruction. I couldn't be happier with this... More 

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, patboy12345! We're stoked to hear that you enjoyed your surf camp at Bodhi Surf School, and that our teaching style resonated with you! We hope to see you out in the water, applying your new skills! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Bodhi sessions are a beautiful way to learn. I learned about surfing and yoga, but also about community engagement, about ocean conservation and about myself. The people you will meet are awesome and the village is incredibly beautiful.

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your time here at Bodhi Surf School, no_mier339! We're glad the week was so educational, and not just in the spheres of yoga and surfing. We had such a wonderful time with you guys, and we know we will see you again! Best of luck with everything! :) -Team Bodhi Surf More 

north stonington,ct
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Surfing instructions were excellent. The yoga and very Zen feel to the resort make for a truly spiritual experience. I could not have felt more welcome.

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

vtskier, we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed both the surfing and yoga, and that you felt welcomed. We hope we will see you down here again! Pura Vida! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

Sitka, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Bodhi team has clearly worked hard to craft the best possible combination of experiences into their Bodhi Sessions package and I couldn't recommend it more. We were cared for like family from the moment we touched down in San Jose. I could go on for hours about all the special touches that made this week such an amazing experience... More 

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Jen W — thank you for your extremely kind words about you and your girlfriends' surf and yoga camp experience here at Bodhi Surf School in Bahia Ballena. We're so very glad to hear that the trip exceeded expectations, and that you all learned a lot from Bodhi's teaching methodologies in both surfing and yoga. We sincerely hope you will be... More 

Uvita, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Travis is an amazing instructor. He not only teaches you to surf, but also history of surf, caring for the environment and community. Travis is an exceptional teacher, scholar and advocate for surfers. I now consider Travis a friend and hopefully will be able to continue my education with Bodhi.

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, jcsteffe. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your surf course and the Bodhi methodology. We hope to see you out in the water! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

My time at Bodhi was simply amazing. Travis is a very patient teacher and has a great way of teaching so that anyone can learn how to surf. It was easy to tell that he truly loves the sport and enjoys teaching others how to truly appreciate the ocean. Anastasia, is the perfect yoga instructor. She is mesmerizing with her... More 

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Thank Rui R
achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for these kind words, Rui R! We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your surf and yoga camp experience here in Bahia Ballena, and that you felt satisfied with not only the activities but also the other aspects of the trip: the accommodations, staff, and environment. We hope you'll be back! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I had surfed only once before in my life and that had been quite a while back so I was pretty much a surfing newbie when I started my week long surfcamp with Travis at Bodhi. This was the best way how to learn to surf, he guides you step by step through everything and teaches you much more than... More 

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Steffepeff — thank you for taking the time to write about your experience surfing at Bodhi! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself and felt you benefitted from the experience. We hope you will surf again. Pura Vida! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

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