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Address: La Flor de Bahia, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 8712 8919
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Bodhi Surf School focuses on community engaged yoga and surf vacations and...

Bodhi Surf School focuses on community engaged yoga and surf vacations and retreats for individuals, couples, families, and small groups. Our goal is to teach you the theory, proper technique, and safety to have you surfing or doing yoga independently. At the Bodhi Shamabala Yoga Center, we have weekly Vinyasa Flow classes and also offer private yoga classes. Bodhi Surf is committed to incorporating sustainable business practices into our everyday operations. We love to share information on our area, both on the community of Bahia Ballena and the Marino Ballena National Park where we give our surf lessons and clinics. We also offer service learning for organized student groups interested in finding out more about Costa Rica. Above all, we aim to "awaken your inner surfer" and provide you with unique experiences that you will never forget.

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Amazing and relaxing experience

Our family had the chance to take a lesson with Travis. He was such an awesome teacher ! We had already had 2 other surf lessons for beginners that were great elsewhere ; but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Goteborg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family had the chance to take a lesson with Travis. He was such an awesome teacher ! We had already had 2 other surf lessons for beginners that were great elsewhere ; but Travis made it easier to understand, very easy going with our kids (9 and 7) being himself a father of a Young daughter whom he starts... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just got back from my week long Bodhi trip in Dec and I am already planning Round 2. The whole experience was life-changing and I had the time of my life. Travis, Gibran, Pilar and Adrianne, are all FANTASTIC! Travis and Gibran were excellent in teaching me to catch my first waves, I am officially hooked on surfing! Pilar... More 

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Seville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Bodhi Surf for a week in November and had the most amazing time. Adrianne, Gibran, Pilar and Travis run an amazing surf experience not just a surf school. I've stayed in a number of surf schools around the world and Bodhi Surf is one of my favourite. The surf instruction from Gibran was one of the best... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really great 2-hour lesson with Travis -- starting at 9am meant the beach was not super crowded, and the waves were small and good for us to learn on. Travis was really good at identifying the specific things that we were having trouble with, which made it easier to get better over the course of the lesson.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed at Bodhi surf camp for a week and it was so good we booked an extra 2 days cutting short other activities we intended to do. The staff welcomed us with open arms and become very much friends near the end. The surf lessons were really good, we both stood up very quickly. Travis was... More 

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, Simon M! We had such a great week with all you guys, so many laughs were shared and it was awesome watching you all progress in the water and on the mat. We're excited to learn that the feelings were mutual, and that all aspects of your trip were satisfying! We will... More 

Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I left our kids with their grandparents and enjoyed a morning learning how to surf with Gibran. It was the highlight of our trip! Gibran was a great teacher - very patient and good at breaking down each aspect of riding a wave, step by step. He was very encouraging and always knew what you needed to... More 

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your surf lesson with Bodhi Surf School! We're so happy to hear that it was a fun and learning experience for you guys. We sincerely hope that you will be back to get some more practice in! :) -Team Bodhi Surf More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Our entire family got up on surf boards thanks to these people !!! Awesome teachers and great equipment !!! Very user friendly and convenient !!! They made surfing a fun reality !!! 👍🏼

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Gogo C — thank you for sharing your experience surfing with Bodhi Surf School. We're so happy you enjoyed every aspect of the lesson, and that you were all able to stand up on your boards! We hope you will be back again! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

Dayton, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We went to a yoga class one evening and it was fantastic! Pilar did a wonderful class and was always ready to make adjustments for people. Unfortunately, our schedules did not allow us to go back again this time, but we definitely will when we are back next!

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience doing yoga with Pilar at Bodhi Surf School! We hope you will join us again next time you are in the Costa Ballena area :) -Team Bodhi Surf More 

Uvita, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

I highly recommend the 5 day day surf camp which I attended in May, 2016. The instruction received from Travis was on point, thorough and professional. Travis goes the extra mile by bringing home not only the instruction but the culture behind the surf. The local beach was also ideal for beginner level instruction. I couldn't be happier with this... More 

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, patboy12345! We're stoked to hear that you enjoyed your surf camp at Bodhi Surf School, and that our teaching style resonated with you! We hope to see you out in the water, applying your new skills! -Team Bodhi Surf More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Bodhi sessions are a beautiful way to learn. I learned about surfing and yoga, but also about community engagement, about ocean conservation and about myself. The people you will meet are awesome and the village is incredibly beautiful.

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achandrahuff, Owner at Bodhi Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your time here at Bodhi Surf School, no_mier339! We're glad the week was so educational, and not just in the spheres of yoga and surfing. We had such a wonderful time with you guys, and we know we will see you again! Best of luck with everything! :) -Team Bodhi Surf More 

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