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Manuel Antonio Surf School

Playa Espadilla Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 4842
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Today my wife and I had the pleasure of meeting Lorenzo for a lesson for my wife. . She was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BS25
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North East, Maryland
via mobile
Good instruction, weird instructor

My sister and I booked a shared lesson with MASS and paid a 30% deposit by PayPal before we... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Katherine L
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Toronto, Canada
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Surfing - Live It! Learn It! Love It!
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Playa Espadilla Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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+506 2777 4842

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today my wife and I had the pleasure of meeting Lorenzo for a lesson for my wife. . She was terrified because It was her first time surfing but Lorenzo quickly put her at ease. He was funny and smart, covering all of the bases...More

Thank BS25
Reviewed 18 September 2017

My sister and I booked a shared lesson with MASS and paid a 30% deposit by PayPal before we arrived, which was very convenient. We were told we could pay the rest on site either with cash or credit. They also picked us up from...More

Thank Katherine L
JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We have reached out directly as well to express our apologies in regards to the instructor as well as to provide clarification on the payment due. We take these comments about this instructor extremely seriously and offer profound apologies. We...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

My son (13) and I took lessons at the Manuel Antonio Surf School and absolutely loved it! The instructors were patient and fun and really helped us both get up and have a blast even though we were absolute novices. Highly recommend it!

Thank JenBLP
JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review. We have a lot of experience with beginners. We love to give people their first surfing experience so that it is an amazing one.

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I have tried to surf many times in the past and never managed to stand up for more than 1 second. These guys were amazing. We booked a lesson for myself and my 15 year old daughter and we're surprised that it was just the...More

Thank Stephen T
JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. This is exactly what we strive for. Our students are not going to come away from a lesson simply trying but failing to surf. They will surf and not just one but many waves. This is what sets...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

I had a great experience with Oscar as my instructor. He was very thorough in explaining how to surf, and I enjoyed how he taught me by slowly tapering off his assistance. I had only surfed once before (but not with an instructor), and I...More

Thank madimiracle
JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review. We pride ourselves on the best instructors that truly teach you how to surf. We want people to come away saying "I Surfed" versus that they simply tried to surf. Safety is also of utmost importance as is...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience. All 3 of our older children got up and our 14 year old can now surf. Highly recommend. Nicest people too!

Thank brustef2017
JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We love teaching this sport to people and it is amazing to hear that your son can now surf. Hope he keeps it up and comes back to join us, perhaps in our week long surf camp!

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Lorenzo and Byron picked us up at our hotel right on time and brought us right to the beach to start the lesson. After practicing the movements and learning safety on land, we headed to the water. My husband and son (13) went with one...More

Thank Amanda J
JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience and just as importantly that our instructors were able to get you up and surfing.

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The owner picked us up from our resort on time and he was a very nice gentleman. Fabian was our instructor and he was awesome. My 8 year old daughter was very scared to try surfing and he was great with her. In no time...More

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review and we are very pleased to hear how you and your daughter were treated. We have a lot of experience with children and love teaching them the sport. Our instructors are great with the younger ones and really...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying that these guys deserve 5 stars. I will get to that later but suffice it to say that every member of this team was highly informative, supportive and professional. William led our group and within minutes he made us feel...More

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review. We are pleased to hear your satisfaction with our customer service and professionalism. These are important matters in our business. In regards to the rocks – Overall there is some inherent risk in surfing as there is in...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We did the surf lesson that included the waterfall tour. We loved every second! Or instructor was patient, willing to wait, and very knowledgeable. He made our entire experience easy and so fun! Our excursion included a wonderful beach front lunch and a waterfall trip...More

Thank Audrey B
JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you very much for the review. This tour is one of our favorites. We love bringing people to this amazing and secluded surf spot and then providing an authentic and delicious lunch and a trip to a fun waterfall. We do also offer other...More

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