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“Good guys and Good Boards!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carton the Surf Shop

Carton the Surf Shop
Ranked #3 of 8 Shopping in Jaco
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Ciudad de Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
1 review
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“Good guys and Good Boards!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

Best boards on Jaco area, good advice on local spots and a warm costumer service to me and my friends. I recommend this place if you are visiting Costa Rica and if you want to get info and general stuff on a single place.
Surf's Up!

Visited August 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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“Incredible boards for great price, best in Costa Rica!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

If you find yourself in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, be sure and stop at Carton Surfboards in Jacó and order a custom board. With more than 20 years of shaping experience behind him, Carton is making by far the best boards in Costa Rica, shaped for beginners to pros and everything in between. His boards win contests under the best surfers in CR. And his boards travel too, I have seen them in the lineup at Ala Moana and other south shore spots on Oahu. I bought my first longboard and my first short board from him, and they continue to be by far my favorite boards I've ever ridden. He combines classic design with new innovations and makes incredibly progressive boards that perform and look great too. Highly recommend!!

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Pam L
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“The Fabulous Carton Surf Shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

If you are planning on visiting Jaco Costa Rica focusing on surfing I recommend you look for Carton Surf shop .They have a great location for beginners to walk 100 meters to the surf to experiment with the Board they have selected ,if it isn't desirable they can easily change Boards and be back in the water before they dry .And if you want to talk about quality Surf Designs and selection ,well I can't think of any other Surf Shop or Surfboard Designer in Costa Rica who has had a World Champion and so many National and Centroamerican Champions win on his surfboards and still practice regularly with his priceless creations . Carton and his brother Werner are both Good People and artist which seems to always
make for an interesting encounter . Considering location , quality , selection and confidence Carton Surf Shop rounds up the Top . Tell 'em Tequila sent you World Champion Masters 2011 Aloha

Visited May 2012
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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“Best Surf Shop In Costa Rica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

I want to Thank Carton for Not Only Helping me by Renting me a World Class Surfboard....But for Being Genuinely Nice, and Helpful with My Trip!! The Locals All Ride His Boards, and His Shop is As Authentic as It Gets!!! Thanks Very Much Carton!!

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank sean c
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“The magic surf shop!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

Carton surfboards shop is Amazing!!! Everything you need is there, doesn't matter if your pro or showing up for your first lesson! Carton is a legendary shaper, he shapes for many internationally known professional surfers. He has been said to "have an eye for shapes"......so if you need any advice he or Morris will steer you in the right direction. Peace love and PURA VIDA!

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1 Thank Surfergirl311
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