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Amazing Experience

My week with Barefoot Surf in Nosara, Costa Rica was nothing short of amazing. I have to start with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael P
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Studying with Surf Gods in Costa Rica

What an incredible trip. A world class operation, probably the best there is. Accompanied by my... read more

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Reviewed February 28, 2022

The mornings begin somewhere between 5-6am. You don't need the alarm clock. Kitty cats meowing, monkeys chiming in, and the birds singing along. The filtered morning light through the curtain. You slowly wake up, with sore back from surfing the day before, and with a big smile, excited for another perfect day ahead. Surfboard tucked under your arm, local coaches greet you with big smiles and high-fives at the beach, a 5min quick walk from the hotel. Beautifully peeling waves of various sizes, sometimes dumping over your head as you tumble under the water, sometimes letting you glide on forever as the nearby fellow surfers in the water and the Barefoot coaches on the beach filming you cheer you on, YEW!! Delicious orange juice, coffee, and wholesome breakfast awaits you at the end of your surf session. The rest of the day is filled with surf theory, video analysis, yoga, chilling by the pool, exploring the streets of Guiones, sharing beer with the team watching the stunning sunset, making bonfires, spotting shooting stars and gasping at bioluminescent creatures glittering your toes under the star studded night sky. Countless memories to be cherished. Thank you Gabe for overseeing everything and beautiful pictures, Jodi for your bright vibes and unforgettable yoga sessions, Chris for organizing every details so we could enjoy our days seamlessly, Laura for capturing hundreds of our rides from the beach and pouring all your surf knowledge over us! Goodbyes are never easy, but I'll be back so it wasn't too sad :) Writing this review, I can't help but smile ear to ear. Can't wait to repeat all over again with Barefoot.

Date of experience: February 2022
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Reviewed February 27, 2022

I can't stress enough how fulfilling this experience was. Everyone is welcoming and encouraging, including to beginner surfers like me, and I learned and progressed a lot with the hands-on coaching and indepth feedback Barefoot provides. If you are on the fence about going, do it!

Date of experience: February 2022
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Reviewed February 8, 2022

Barefoot is 100% focused on making you a better surfer - and the entire trip revolves around that. Patient, understanding coaches walk you through what you're doing correctly (and incorrectly) in the videos they take of you, and then help you in the water to correct those mistakes.

Can't recommend this enough - everything else is cleared out of your way to help you focus on improving as a surfer.

Date of experience: January 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022

First of all, WHAT A TRIP to Costa Rica!
I loved every minute of it. It was one of the best trips I’ve been so far in my life.
Naomi, Jodi, Laura, all of these amazing people that know so much and don’t mind sharing their knowlodge. All the coaches in the water… What a blessing!!
This trip completely exceeded my expectations and I want to thank you for every minute of it.
I’ll for sure book some of next year’s travels.

Date of experience: February 2022
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Reviewed February 5, 2022

I’m also 62 and have been surfing for many decades. I’ve never had any formal instruction, and was interested in 2 specific things: Improving my pop-ups that had suddenly gone to crap, and learning the do turns rather than focusing down the line. The very first video identified that I was grabbing the rails on my pop-up. Yikes. I had no idea and frankly was embarrassed. The rest of the time they helped my re-wire my “down the line” brain, a work in progress. I never once felt like I was being treated as a “senior”. I loved the people, loved the food, and have nothing but glowing things to say about the experience.

Date of experience: January 2022
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