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Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat

| Beach Front at Tortilla Flats Office, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
+506 8311 8950
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Excellent logistics, great time, awesome teachers.

Planning a surf lesson for 10 east coast city dwellers is an undertaking. Jeanine was fantastic... read more

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Great instructors!

Knowledgeable and encouraging, the instructors provided clear directions for beginner lessons and... read more

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Dominical Waverider have the best trained surf instructors in Costa Rica, our surf lessons are designed for all ages and levels. Owned by Dominical Lifeguard Captain, all surf instructors are certified lifeguards and experienced surfers. Whether you are new to surfing, need support moving into bigger waves or simply want to improve your surfing skills then our surf camp is the right choice for you! We offer surf vacation packages that will provide you with everything you need to get the most out of your time in Costa Rica, including surf lessons, yoga, accommodations, transportation, tours and adventures to amazing natural attractions. Immersed yourself in the "Pura Vida" vibes and come have a vacation of a lifetime with us!
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| Beach Front at Tortilla Flats Office, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Planning a surf lesson for 10 east coast city dwellers is an undertaking. Jeanine was fantastic communicator, answering all of my silly questions and making me feel crazy comfortable with the transaction. Roberto was a great and insistent teacher - he didn't let any of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowledgeable and encouraging, the instructors provided clear directions for beginner lessons and critique to help surfers improve.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been thought how to Surf and in less than 3 days we managed to get nicely on the board (already after day 1 but day 3 waves were bigger). Top place, top teachers ...if you want to learn surfing that’s...More

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review! We look forward to seeing you back soon to catch some more waves! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I had a great time learning how to surf with Waverider. The explanations were clear and I got a hang of things real quick due too the accompaniment. I would only recommend this. It really finished a great holiday.

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad to hear you had a great time surfing with us and will be part of the fun memories of your vaca in Costa Rica. We hope you come back sometime soon! Pura Vida, Dominical Waverider Team

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We really enjoyed the surf camp. The instructors were very patient and really helped us get up and going. I would recommend this to anyone where it is your first exposure to surfing.More

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking your time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your first time surfing and our amazing instructors help you to get there. Hopefully is the first of the many times you'll be surfing in Costa Rica. Cheers, Dominical...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my first time surfing. I took two lesson with Roberto instructor and he was amazing. He took very good care of me and the extra client and very encouraging. The water and the fruit snack was a treat.More

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DominicalWaverider, Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thanks so much for taking your time to write a review. Roberto is the newest addition to our team of instructor, and he is amazing. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed your lesson with him. We hope you come back to surf with us...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

I contacted Dominical Waverider asking to set up a custom package to accommodate my wife and I. The owner, Jeanine, was very helpful and took care of everything! In addition to 5 days of private lessons, Jeanine set us up with private transportation to and...More

Thank Eli H
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DominicalWaverider, Owner at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank You so much for your words, it means a lot to us! We are very happy to hear you both had an great time surfing and enjoying the Pura Vida lifestyle. Your progress throughout the five days were impressive and make us proud. We...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

My boyfriend and I came for a few days, and were so incredibly sad to leave! Jeanine was absolutely amazing!!!!! Not only was the surf instruction incredible, but Jorge (el Flaco), Jossue and Jeanine really make sure you know your surroundings in the water as...More

Thank Shanna R
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DominicalWaverider, Owner at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

We loved having you guys here! I'm glad to hear you had a blast and the surf coaches were 5 stars. Our surf instructors really careful for details and help you step by step to achieve your goals. I know you've been to other surf...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Three kids and me did a 2 hour lesson. Jeanine and her team are great. Special thanks to Spencer and Jorge for being so great with the kids. Also dominical beach is not exactly the calmest waters, but they made us feel totally safe at...More

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Traveler W, Front Office Manager at Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment. We are glad to be part of your vacations and happy to help making them memorable. We hope you come back to Dominical and visit us here at Waverider. Pura Vida!!

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Jeanine and her instructors are fabulous. My mom, myself and my 16 year old daughter had an amazing time! Great surf lessons and she helped us arrange everything, from yoga to SUP to zip lining. Amazing experience!

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Kim C
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Hi Kim! August is a cooler month, we have sunny days and rainy nights. We are experiencing early mornings partly cloud lately, but that is something new for us. Don't forget to bring lots of sunscreen and I suggest a light... More
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