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Address: | 300 mts north from the main crossroad, next to Ronny#1 supermarket, Santa Teresa 0001, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2640 0391
Fee: Yes

Nalu Surf School & Shop offers professional surf lessons 1, 3 & 5...

Nalu Surf School & Shop offers professional surf lessons 1, 3 & 5 day courses for all ages. New and used boards for sale. Ding repair, surf tours by land and boat, surf clothing and accessories. With 12 years experience in the area and 29 years surfing experience we will help you with all your surfing needs during your visit.

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Great, fun surf instructors!

Came to Costa Rica for 2 weeks and got great surfing instruction for the whole family- even my almost 72 year old dad was rockin' it thanks to Davide! Muchas gracias, Ben, Ramon... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2016
New York
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New York
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

Came to Costa Rica for 2 weeks and got great surfing instruction for the whole family- even my almost 72 year old dad was rockin' it thanks to Davide! Muchas gracias, Ben, Ramon, y Davide!

Thank M9658QYsusanh
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We came to Costa Rica to learn to surf and Ben gave excellent detailed instruction to have the tools to really progress. We will definitely be back for more lessons on our next trip.

Thank Deanna F
Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I signed up for 5 days of beginner lessons with Ben and thought we'd last 2 days before becoming frustrated. We surfed all 5 days and wished we had more time. Ben is a patient and hands on teacher. He started the week as our instructor and ended the week as a friend.

Thank Brent L
Hamilton, Bermuda
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

We visited Mal Pais for a birthday trip and booked Nalu's 3-pack surf lessons. Ben was great on email, setting up the days and times with me as we had a jam-packed schedule. We were 4 ladies with very little to no experience and very different abilities. Ben picked us up from a set location and dropped us back for... More 

Thank Christine R
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

I've tried surfing before but never having a lesson. I had my first lesson with Ben and it was truly amazing. He was so knowledgeable, professional, and a great guy. I learned so much and was able to have a really good time surfing. I can't recommend him enough. Nalu surf shop has great stuff and awesome instruction.

Thank John W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2015

My boyfriend and I were keen to become proficient, and Ben was very patient. He took us out several times, and had us up on our boards in no time. We recommend this school to beginners. Ben is a great teacher, not a lot of bluster, but is instead very considered as he guided us through the waves.

Thank Candace K
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Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Was recommended Nalu from two separate people and wasn't disappointed. Ben the owner is a great dude and offers very fair prices for lessons. David and Ramón were both great instructors and nice guys to chat with. Really learned a lot and on the last day got to go out to a sweet spot a few miles down the beach.... More 

Thank Lance D
Guernsey, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We got back from Costa Rica a week or so ago and I can't rave enough about the experience. Surfing with Ben from Nalu was a particular highlight. I was completely new to surfing and a bit nervous, but felt safe and guided throughout the week of lessons that myself and my husband enjoyed with Ben. He was particularly adept... More 

Thank Emma B
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

I am 67 years old and Ben Dayman showed me how to catch the best ride of my life, if you are looking to learn how to be a better surfer, this is the place!

Thank amcalistertx
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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

I am an intermediate surfer i had two day class with ben. He s a great teacher fully dedicated to you with lots of hints . He brought us in a marvellous spot with nobody and superwaves. I decided to stay one day more to have another day with him. Go with him!

Thank ale b

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