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Address: Blvd. Kukulkan km 9.5 | Surfin Burrito across the street from Senior Frogs in Cancun's hotel zone, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Phone Number:
1 707 849-6750

You and the ENTIRE FAMILY can learn to surf in Cancun, in ONE EASY LESSON!...

You and the ENTIRE FAMILY can learn to surf in Cancun, in ONE EASY LESSON! Whether you've never surfed before and have always dreamed of learning, or if you want to improve on your existing surfing skill set, the instructors at Gnarly's Surf School and the waves at the beaches in Cancun cater to surfers of ALL ages and experience! Cancun's beaches year-round beautiful blue waters have the best waves in the world for learning how to surf! Our classes and camps consist of a truly unique and personalized surf instruction, right here on Cancun's most beautiful beaches! Our professional surf photographers and experienced instructors are right there in the water with you, guiding you through every wave. The main focus of our sessions is surfing instruction and water-safety, while still having a blast! Gnarly's Surf School's VIP Packages are all-inclusive, including pick-up from the lobby of your hotel! All you have to bring is your positive attitude, and the sunscreen! We provide surfing lessons in different packages to accomodate individuals, couples, families, or other groups of the enlightened who want to learn this amazing art form. All surf lessons are custom; Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced, we will guide you through an amazing, safe, and life-changing adventure! Whether it's having the confidence to start surfing, or trying to attain a higher knowledge and skill-set to reach the next step in your surfing game, you will have exclusive surf instruction and an amazing experience on a beautiful beach in Cancun, and GUARANTEED TONS OF FUN!!!

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We did a private lesson with my 3 kids and myself. The kids are 9, 11 and 13. 2 boys and a girl. We had a great time. They were well organized and prompt. We met at the... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Claudio K

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We did a private lesson with my 3 kids and myself. The kids are 9, 11 and 13. 2 boys and a girl. We had a great time. They were well organized and prompt. We met at the Surfing Burrito (great burrito's btw!) and got geared up and off to the beach. There was a quick lesson on the sand... More 

Thank Claudio K
Cleveland OH
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

One of the best experiences while in Cancun. Gnarly was awesome and very good teacher. Learning to surf is one of the greatest experiences I've done and having Gnarly as the instructor made it sooooo much better.

Thank Ray M
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

Uncle Gnarly is a fantastic surf teacher- he'll get you hooked on surfing! I had minimal skateboarding and surfing experience, but Gnarly gave me some really helpful instructions while still letting me figure things out on my own, and that was exactly what I needed to have the best surfing day of my life! He's very supportive and really seems... More 

Thank Katie P
Commerce Township, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 23 February 2015

I'm pretty sure I can speak for all fourteen of the group who was in Cancun over Valentine's Day on a company trip. Thanks for taking our group! It was the perfect thing for all of us to do on Valentine's Day! I never thought I could surf, but was able to stand on the board at least a few... More 

Thank Josh R
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Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

We had a really fun time with Gnarly! Me and my friend Julia stood up on the surfboard after the second time trying! He is a great teacher, really positive, chill, a real surf dude for sure. You can not get more surf feeling than this! He's just one of those originals that has lived his life surfing, teaching and... More 

Thank Louise C
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Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

My fríend and I decided to try Gnarly's Surf School due to the excelent reviews it had on TA, best decision ever! We had a lot of fun, The only bad thing was that we did it on our last day in cancún, i would've taken more lessons and also would've loved to hear the story of gnarly, I'm sure... More 

Thank lucy p
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

Uncle Gnarly is great teacher! I highly recommend his school! You will have lots of fun-that's for sure! Angie was also very interested to talk to and she was very helpfull! Only one advise that I will give you DONT agree that Antonio ( or Mauricio I don't really remember his name) to take a pictures of you. We tipped... More 

Thank Dina R
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Took a lesson last spring and was surfing in no time. Was back in Cancun this spring and surfed all week with one of his boards. Great rates on lessons and equipment. Uncle Gnarly is out there every day getting little kids and adults surfing. He is super energetic and enthusiastic about getting his clients riding. He taught me the... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

My husband and I visited Cancun for the first time and on my husband's birthday he wanted to go surfing. He'd been before but I hadn't and was a little nervous about it. From the first time I talk to Uncle Gnarly on the phone, I got SUPER excited about this experience. This guy knows his stuff. He's surfed everywhere... More 

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We had an amazing time with Gnarly my daughter and I both got up. He is an amazing teacher and full of stories! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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