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“Exceeded Expectations”
Review of Pablo Surf School

Pablo Surf School
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Brasilito
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Pablo offers lessons fol children starting at five years old to adults all ages ,individual or groups, with free transfer. Be inspired and make your experience in Costa Rica like no other.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 7 March 2014

My husband and I took surfing lessons with Pablo early last week on our vacation in the Guanacaste area. Pablo was courteous and professional and he was incredibly patient, which was exactly what we needed as first time surfers. Pablo arrived at our hotel at 9am to pick us up and drive us into Tamarindo for our lesson. He was on time and explained to us what our lesson would be like on the drive to the beach. Once at the beach, we did a quick 15 minute lesson on the sand practicing standing up on our boards and then it was straight into the water. My husband and I were both able to stand up on our boards very early into the lesson and we have Pablo to thank for that.
I thought perhaps we would be joined by others learning to surf but to my surprise, my husband and I were Pablo's only clients that morning so it was excellent having a private teacher. I am under the assumption that Pablo only does private surf lessons but I could be wrong.
I also really liked that Pablo carried a waterproof camera with him so during the lesson he will take photos of you in the water and as you're "surfing" or attempting to surf ;) He emailed us our pictures within the same week so we were able to see our surf pictures even before we had left Costa Rica. It was a really nice added touch!
We fully enjoyed our surf lesson and we look forward to going back to Costa Rica and trying surfing once again!

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NHRB, Propietario at Pablo Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Thank you very much for trust on me, I hope to see you on a next time .
Pura Vida!!

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

My sisters and I took surf lessons with Pablo. It was my first time and I think each of my sisters had tried it once. He picked us up at our hotel and took us to a beautiful beach outside of Tamarindo. He was extremely patient, attentive and safe. He held onto our boards until it was time to go and then he would say, "Get up, get up!" So, he helps you find the timing and keeps you safe in the water. After we finished up, he offered to show us the town of Tamarindo and Brasilito, which were both awesome. I recommend him highly for a great time with someone who is teaching his passion.

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NHRB, Propietario at Pablo Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

thanks, see you soon.pura vida..!!

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Pablo is a former professional surfer who's now a great instructor. He has a great personality and thoroughly seem to enjoy his time spent showing newbies how to surf. He will be in the water with you encouraging and helping you find the perfect wave. We were all able to get up in no time. My family had a great time.

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NHRB, Propietario at Pablo Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Pura vida see you again ...keep surfing

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

We really enjoyed surfing with Pablo. He was very patient and knowledgable. We were able to get up on the board in no time and would do it again for sue. It was good exercise too.

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NHRB, Propietario at Pablo Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

ok...thankss , pura vida Costa Rica.!!!!

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Reviewed 31 March 2016
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NHRB, Owner at Pablo Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2016
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