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Kelly's Surf House is a exclusive premier Retreat/Sports/Education Center in Tamarindo. We started out as Kelly's Surf Shop, where we specialized in surfing and SUP. We have grown to offer bike tours and rentals as well as as full tour center. Now...more
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Main Street, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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+506 2653 1355
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 January 2009

kelly was great and the surf shop is laid back and cool.. great vibe here if you need help around town or want to get to another beach talk to kelly and eat at FTs next door.. great place, great food.. nice guys. and cheap...More

3  Thank whateverlola
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We were a 6 people group, from them I was the only with brunette Skin, my other friends were from USA, Rafael, the guy on the store was really nice, well, they had two instructors Luis who was such a kind guy, and an American...More

6  Thank Luna_Tgu
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We rented boards at least 5 times from Kelly's. the best surf shop in Tamarindo. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Good boards and good service . And the best price I could find. Thanks again for sorting us out

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Desk K, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, thanks for your awesome review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our service and we really appreciated having you around! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented here two boards and they were nice people. Boards were good (I’m a learner so don’t take my word) and waves were awesome.

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Desk K, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Eduardo, thank you for the message. We are glad you had a good time here. Hope to see you back. Pura Vida!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're going to rent a surfboard, this is definitely the best place in town, wide selection of boards and super friendly staff. They also open at 7am, earlier than any other surf shops, which is super convenient if you're trying to rent a board...More

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Desk K, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Tanks for your amazing review. We are glad you were all the way happy with our service. See you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Tamerindo for several days and the staff at Kelly's (Diego) was excellent. They gave me great rates on my equipment and gave me great advice on the different spots to visit. When I return, they will get my business again. Thank you!

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Desk K, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you so much for your message. We really appreciated having you around. See you soon! Pura Vida!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying at the Sirena Serena Boutique Hotel and they are partnered/owned by Kelly’s Surf Shop. The services they advertised and provided exceeded our expectations. Would highly recommend!

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Desk K, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you so much for the amazing review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the services of our Shop. Hope to see you son! Pura Vida!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My best surf experience in my whole trip in Costa Rica. I stayed one month in Tamarindo and I was always going to Kelly's. That's a very good shop. Just cross the street and you are on the beach where you can surf. They have...More

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Desk K, Public Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for appreciating our service so much. We are glad you had such a fun time with our staff. We really enjoyed having you around for such a long time. Hope to see you again soon! Pura Vida!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were super friendly and very helpful. They had a solid board selection with fair rates. They pointed us to some pretty good spots so that made the trip memorable.

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Desk K, Guest Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nicolas! So glad you had a great time with us, hope to see you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend this place!!! If you guys new beginner to surf just stop this place because they have a great instructors and patient to teach people willing to learn surf...Pura vida

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Desk K, Guest Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for the good review ! We appreciate it and hope to see you soon. Pura vida

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I rented surfs and bikes for three weeks while in Tamarindo. Diego and Jeff were very friendly, helpful, providing me the right surfboard depending on the waves, the right advice about where and when to go depending on the tide and their knowledge of the...More

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Desk K, Guest Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi, thanks for your review! We are happy you were able to enjoy the knowledge of our team! Hope to see you back, pura vida!

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

I attended Kelly’s surf camp (one lesson everyday for 5 days) in September 2018. I am a novice (surfed once or twice before), but had a lot of snowboarding experience and came in determined to be able to catch waves on my own by the...More

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Desk K, Guest Relations Manager at Kelly's Surf Shop and School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Heeeeeeeeey ! Thank you so much for your message. We are really happy you had some fun with us and especially with Mateo. We are also glad you reached your goal. It was fun to surf together, I'll pass the message to Mateo. Hope that...More

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dwnsue54
7 January 2016|
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Response from KellySurfShop | Property representative |
The cost of a SUP is $20 for 2 hours, $40 day , and $200 week. There are many destinations that you can reach by SUP . Such as Capitan island or thru the estuary. Or can go to flamingo and paddle around there !
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Nksinha
4 October 2015|
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Response from KellySurfShop | Property representative |
Yes you are provided life jackets. There is a lot of wild life, we have not experienced any crocodile encounters in the area and we do not provoke the wild wife. You will have the experience to view them if you are lucky but... More
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