I emphatically agree with the other positive reviews about Surf Simply -- the resort amenities were top-notch, the food was amazing, the organization and execution by the staff was excellent, etc. Without downplaying those aspects of the experience, I wanted to underscore the excellence in coaching at Surf Simply. The high level of coaching, to me, makes the week not just a cushy get-away that one could just throw money at, but a truly unique experience. Clearly Ru is interested in hiring not only great surfers, but individuals with a seemingly endless amount of knowledge, patience and contagious enthusiasm for the sport. These coaches aren't just working to help pay the bills while on an ex-pat surf holiday, they are genuinely interested in being great coaches -- a huge difference. I worked with Jessie during my week. She exuded confidence and passive-charisma that inspired me to try harder, to listen, and improve. I counted at least one breakthrough during each session, far exceeding my expectations for the week. I don't think my experience was totally unique -- every other student, from beginner to advanced in turn, felt like they had the best coach on the beach. I have been surfing for about 10 years -- in Surf Simply terms I am a level 3, borderline level 4 surfer -- and this was my third surf-camp vacation. I would comfortably put Surf Simply up against any other group in the world as the best overall experience. I can't wait to go back.
- 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