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Good Times Surf Shop

Cabanita 50 vrs al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 8675 1621
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Good lessons and awesome people!

A friend and I traveled to Nicaragua for the first time, and a fellow traveler told us to stop by... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2014
laceface13
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Springfield, Illinois
Great place to rent boards

Good times is a good place in SDJS to rent a board - they have a huge selection. They also provide... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2014
Es_bo123
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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Are you looking for a fun, authentic surf experience in San Juan del Sur? You will find here a small but complete and authentic surf shop with everything you need for surf in Nicaragua, including accurate and helpful advice and information! We have a great selection of surfboards for rent of all shapes and sizes, from a 5'7" shortboard to a 11'6" paddle board and literally everything in between. Surf lessons, surf tours, all types of accessories, rashguards, and great quality original clothing too from REEF, Quiksilver, O'Neill, and other brands at reasonable prices. Most of all, though, you will have memorable experiences.We currently do not pad our listing with fake reviews, so please stop in, or send me an email or even give us an old-fashioned phone call to to find out what it's all about.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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Cabanita 50 vrs al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 20 December 2014

A friend and I traveled to Nicaragua for the first time, and a fellow traveler told us to stop by Good Times if we wanted surf lessons. We had so much fun! Miguel and Eu were our instructors and they were very patient, and awesome...More

Thank laceface13
David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2015

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. It really means a lot to us.

Reviewed 17 December 2014

Good times is a good place in SDJS to rent a board - they have a huge selection. They also provide shuttles to the local beaches at various times during the day - AND their price includes the admission fee - which not all shops...More

1  Thank Es_bo123
David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2015

Thanks for taking the time to write a helpful review. I really sincerely appreciate it.

Reviewed 4 September 2014

These guys are the best! Super friendly, great equipment, and expert instruction. The prices are totally affordable for anyone. They have shuttles to local beaches every day, just hop in and they do the rest. The instructors are awesome local Nica surfers who have all...More

Thank Keith20142014
David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2015

Thanks for the kind words in your review, Keith. We really appreciate it. It made my day.

Reviewed 23 August 2014

A highlight of the trip was the surf lessons at Playa Remosa. Carlos from Morgan’s Rock set us up with Good Times Surf shop. the girls are up and surfing in no time thanks to instruction from Pedro and Luis. They guided our little surfers...More

1  Thank Nicole F
David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Thanks so much for coming surfing with us! It was a great day!

Reviewed 22 August 2014

We inquired about a lesson for our 12 y.o. daughter. Miguel told us she would get a 1:1 lesson and hours of time to use the board, all for $35. We were late getting going the next day waiting for them to load the boards...More

Thank GBWeasel
David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Thanks so much for coming surfing with us, and for your positive review! Sorry we didn't get as much time in the water. One of the toughest things about surfing is getting the right conditions. Fortunately we get very consistent conditions here, but that day...More

Reviewed 20 August 2014

Miguel, Jorge and the rest of the band of surfers from Good Time surf shop take you to the beach, teach you to surf lessons and entertain you. They were loads of fun. I took my two kids, 11 and 14, multiple times. We had...More

Thank LaraS2002
David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2015

Thank you Lara for taking the time to write us a review. Man time flies. It seems like just yesterday that you were here with your family. Come again soon! Or if not I will have to go to Madison, WI to try ice fishing...More

Reviewed 12 August 2014

We booked a 2 hour lesson with these guys. When we got to the beach it was a little big out so our instructor Miguel sorted us out with beers tacos and jokes til the tide went out a little and more appropriate for me...More

Thank Charlie J
David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2015

Thanks Charlie for taking the time to write us a review. I hardly ever check the reviews, mostly out of fear, and I should because it reminds me of all the great people i've had the pleasure to meet over the years. Miguel just got...More

Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

This is well documented, but I feel the need to voice my concerns. The service here is beyond terrible. The owner displayed no interest in helping us at all. He was more interested in some new little toy he was playing with. We asked him...More

Thank Ajwerks
David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2015

Sorry about that. I was on the phone with my bank dealing with some identity theft. My guy at the counter was out running an errand.

Reviewed 30 July 2014

The guys at Good Times are the best! We brought our 9-year-old son to surf the waves of Nicaragua and we were so lucky to find this shop. They picked us up at the el Jardin and brought us to Maderas and another break which...More

1  Thank Jess_Basi
David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2015

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! Miguel got married and is working at Guacalito La Isla I think. Pedro is still here though.

Reviewed 13 July 2014

Bad service, unfriendly, and they charged us for a ding on a surf board I am sure we didn't make, avoid this shop!More

Thank LauraSE_11
David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Thanks for your review, however negative an unfair it may be. If I'm not mistaken, I charged $5 for damage to the board, in addition to the $15 for the fin you broke off. It's kind of the bare minimum amount. I don't think that...More

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