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Choco's Surf School

Frente Sheriff Rustico, Playa Samara 9485, Costa Rica
+506 8937 5246
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Lesson for 2

My wife and I had never surfed before. And while there are many surf schools on playa Samara, I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Evan A
via mobile
Simply the best

Our kids took surf lessons here. They got free surf board rental for the remainder of the week... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Amy S
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Professional, bilingual, local surf instructors. All instructors are certified by the International Surfing Association and are licensed in Ocean Rescue and CPR. Fully Insured. Safe and fun lessons for grommets to grandparents, beginning to advanced. Come and ride the waves with us! Surfboard and Boogie board rentals by hour/day/week/month.
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Frente Sheriff Rustico, Playa Samara 9485, Costa Rica
+506 8937 5246
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had never surfed before. And while there are many surf schools on playa Samara, I feel Chocos is your best move. The instructors are a lot of fun and very encouraging. We were up an catching waves in about an hour...More

Thank Evan A
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Our kids took surf lessons here. They got free surf board rental for the remainder of the week which was very generous. The lessons were also very good, not too crowded. The instructor was able to give appropriate attention to each kid during the lesson....More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Manfred made our day! He taught us the different techniques how to stand up on the surfboard and other things before we went in the water. He was very patient, as was the rest of the team. It was so much fun! I would recommend...More

Thank Chloe_Schenkel
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Incredible instructors. Choco is a special person and has created the perfect vibe for kids to learn to surf. They have created a safe and fun environment to help kids feel comfortable in the water and fall in love with the sport. After a few...More

Thank j200000
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is the second time I took a surf lesson (Maui was last year) and instructor Marco communicated clearly, was thorough, friendly and confident in helping you understand and feel safe. Lots of time on the beach as the first part of the lesson before...More

Thank margy g
Reviewed 11 May 2017

There is only high tide to surf in Samara. This is once a day (unless you are willing to surf at night). Choco's was recommended by our Airbnb host. The lessons were good. My 20-year-old son and 22-year-old daughter had two great days in a...More

Thank liftoph
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We loved to surf here and the instructor we had was great. If you do have young kids though there is a hour long demonstration (which is good but pretty long). We still loved it and will go back if we return!!

Thank _averymaesullivan
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had an amazing time. Staff super professional, very friendly to our children (5 & 8). We all had a blast. Thanks Manfred for this amazing week !

Thank anne-claire K
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I shopped around a little before finally deciding on Choco's. This was the friendliest welcome I received and it happened to be slightly cheaper too ($40 for 90 minute lesson and 5 hours board hire) Its definitely worth getting a lesson to learn about the...More

Thank DJGR
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Although they offer a class as well as private lessons, I would definitely recommend a private lesson for $15.00 more. Instructors are patient, kind, and knowledgeable. If you have any kind of athletic ability at all, they will have you surfing the first day...awesome!!

Thank Carol33364
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