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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
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1 707 849-6750
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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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First time surfing and we HAD A KILLER TIME DUDE!

My hubby and I are from Colorado and our 2012 resolution was to surf for the first time! We found Gnarly's through google and after about 20 people told us that Cancun was not the... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2012
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

My hubby and I are from Colorado and our 2012 resolution was to surf for the first time! We found Gnarly's through google and after about 20 people told us that Cancun was not the place to surf we were especially skeptical but figured this was our chance so, we did it anyway. We had and amazing time. After picking... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Gnarly is the best! Aside from years and years of experience surfing all over the world, Gnarly makes the time a true dventure. Picked us up and dropped from hotel, (super convenient) spent mall the time we wanted out in the surf, and gave us the best time ever off the beach as well. All over he is punctual, cautious... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2012

At 52years old/young, this ole gal was looking for something to do while on vacation, that would be a challenge, but also be an achievement. Surfing was it! As soon as I sent an email inquiry, Gnarly answered straight away. Love that. Service was great & so was the teaching. I had sooooooo much fun! I don’t think I stopped... More 

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Thank feebee6
Chicago, IL
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

If you're dying to try surfing (like me), there is no better place! I had no idea what to expect, but since every review was incredible I didn't think I could go wrong. Gnarly (and Richie) are terribly experienced and an absolute blast to work with. I would recommend this activity to anyone. If you're on the fence, book it... More 

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Thank Leah H
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2012

My friend and I went to Cancun for a short trip! We were there from Nov 1 - Nov 4 only. We already had made plans to do such activities in such a little time. Surfing came up as one of our activities. Finding an instructor was an easy choice due to TripAdvisor reviews. Gnarly's Surf School stood out the... More 

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Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2012

Learning to surf with Gnarly is something that you will never forget. He is a legend of the Surf and tell us stories about his life that inspires us to do our BEST. Best Surf School that I found around the world so far, and I can tell... I've been in 56 different nations! Thanks Gnarly, was Unforgetable!!!

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Thank Vviajero81
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2012

We took a surfing lesson with Gnarly and it was amazing!!! Gnarly took the time to explain everything with no rush and no stress. To summarize we had the best time!!!! Verrrrrrry recommended !!!! Don't forget to finish your class with an amazing burrito from Surfin Burrito!

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Reviewed 15 October 2012

My Girlfriend and I came to Cancun, and went to surf with Gnarly on our 7th/2nd to last day in MX. After Xcaret, Swimming with dolphins and sharks, Isla mujeres and even Coco Bongo, we told our friends most about our day with Gnarly and Ritchie! Gnarly has a ton of funny stories, and was very helpful and positive! Ritchie,... More 

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Kfar Saba, HaMerkaz, Israel
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

Gnarly is an awesome experienced surfer who knows how to get you started with surfing. Even if you don't really want to be a surfer, even to take a lesson or two, is pure fun! Oh, and don't forget to stop by the Surfin' Borrito for a great borrito!

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Reviewed 12 October 2012

Awesome , awesome , awesome , to much fun to be legal !! We got picked up in the surf mobile , had the best burritos ever at surfin burrito and then dropped back off at the front door of our hotel , if you have ever dreamed of surfin , Gnarly can make it a reality !! Surfs up... More 

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