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Rockin' Rodney's Surf Lessons - CLOSED

Casa Sonrisa, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 8845 2168
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Rest In Peace Rodney

I'm sorry to say that we lost our bro Rodney on August 2nd this year, he died in his sleep. He was... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2014
Daniel C
Pleasant Hill, CA
Second time with Rodney and loving it!

Last year was our first time in Tamarindo and we found Rodney through these reviews. We returned... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2014
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Hi everyone and welcome to my site. I’ve been living and teaching surfing in Tamarindo for nine years. I’ve taught 100s of people from beginners to intermediate surfers over the years, many of whom have become repeat students and good friends.If you look at any Tamarindo tour site you’ll literally see dozens of places that offer surf lessons. So what sets me apart from all those places? Well the answer is simple. I don’t just give surfing lessons I teach people to surf.My entire approach is about getting you to ride waves down the line, not straight into the beach on white water. I only have two to four students in the water at any one time. This allows me to better control wave selection and aid you in getting to your feet and turned in the direction the wave is breaking.
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2 Oct 2014
“Rest In Peace Rodney”
21 Jul 2014
“Second time with Rodney and loving it!”
Casa Sonrisa, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 8845 2168

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Reviewed 2 October 2014

I'm sorry to say that we lost our bro Rodney on August 2nd this year, he died in his sleep. He was much beloved in Tamarindo and leaves behind hundreds of friends. I was his co instructor and photographer and can assure you if you...More

5  Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Last year was our first time in Tamarindo and we found Rodney through these reviews. We returned again and booked Rodney. My wife, son and i all rode some waves every day, mostly due to Rodney's hard work and some effort. This is not an...More

Thank travelphishToronto
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Rodney and Dan are the real deal. There are surf instructors and signs for lessons all over Tamarindo, but they don't deliver like these guys do. Other folks seem like they are 'teaching you to surf', but really they are getting you to crawl up...More

Thank Michelle I
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Rodney was great with all four of us. He works with you on the beach a bit and then takes you out to the water. Essentially he's picking the waves and sends you into them so you just have to stand up. After about an...More

1  Thank jenadove
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

First: thanks Rodney for an awesome afternoon! Meg and I had a blast surfing. We were even more stoked to be catching 3-5 ft waves!!!! Woohoo!!! Second: we are a couple who highly recommends an afternoon with Rodney. As beginners, this was a great lesson....More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 8 February 2014

My husband and I had a great time learning to surf with Rodney! My husband really got the hang of it. Rodney taught him how to get up on the board, how to paddle into his own wave, and even understand how to read the...More

Thank mightymo2014
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Rodney is a great all round instructor for all styles of surfing. His extensive knowledge of the sport enables him to provide cohesive tips that will improve your surfing ability. If you're looking to improve your technique, start a new sport, or get some waves...More

Thank The_Elster
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We signed up for lessons with Rodney after watching him get another couple up on boards for the first time, so quickly!! Being 50 years old, I had always dreamed of trying, so dragged my husband out with me. It truly is harder than it...More

Thank Loreta V
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Knowing how to surf but in need to improve my style I choose Rodney Because he is a pro with a lot of patience Also I was feeling more confident with some one around the same age That with one of this local kids I...More

1  Thank Jcbga
Reviewed 15 November 2013

We wanted to try surfing for the first time and after we have looked some schools up at tripadvisor we booked with Rodney (one day in advance). He replied immediately on our email request and asked about our size and weight to chose the optimum...More

Thank Babe B