My husband and I just returned from a week at the Surf Simply Resort. It was one of the best vacations that we've ever had and far exceeded all of our expectations.
Neither of us have surfed previously but we left Surf Simply armed not only with the tools and techniques for handling a surf board but also the theory behind it all. The coaches were incredibly patient and encouraging, extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and funny. They are able to break everything down into simple and manageable steps and to build on those steps at each lesson. They are constantly providing feedback - in the water and through video coaching sessions - to help you improve and progress. Having had numerous coaches and instructors in the past and across many different disciplines, our coach Martin was by far and away the best I've ever had.
Ru and Gem do an amazing job of taking care of every little detail - from the airport transfers, comfortable surf chalets, snacks, drinks, yoga, day off excursions, etc. Dinners at the Rancho were a treat. Sarah and Gem prepared AMAZING food and they were extremely attentive to everyone's dietary restrictions and food allergies. Literally, all you have to do is get on a plane, surf and relax. Not only that but they make you feel so welcome and at home. It's an incredible atmosphere to spend a week with a small group of guests. By the end of the week, we were all cheering for each other out in the water and so proud of everyone's accomplishments.
We can't wait to return. Who thought that I would be longing to practice turtle rolls??
Thanks to everyone at Surf Simply!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surf Simply has broken the surf camp mold by providing coaching of a standard one would usually expect to receive in more mainstream sports. The makes of the Surf Simply podcast (available on iTunes) offer all inclusive package from their beautiful boutique surf coaching resort in Nosara, Costa Rica. You stay incorporates not only - video analysis, theory sessions on everything from board design to surf forecasting, pool training and in water coaching during your two fun surf session each day; but also transfers, accommodation, yoga classes, massage, fresh home cooked food and a variety of destinations in the evening from beach BBQs to stunning cliff top restaurants. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Surf Simply Costa Rica/Nosara