The best review I can give is the Thank you email note I sent to Safari Surf School:
Hello everyone at Safari Surf School. I was behind in catching up on the most important stuff, such as thanking you all for a great experience. Finally here I go.
Just so you know, I had been thinking of doing this trip to Costa Rica to surf for almost a year, and really wanted to make it happen. I am not getting any younger. Fortunately, my very cool wife (who does not surf) was really supportive and finally said, “just go and have fun.” Well, that’s all that I needed to hear. I am so glad that I ended up with you all at Safari Surf School.
Tim, thanks for setting me up at the start and answering my pesky questions. Your explanations provided me with exactly what to expect. PS, The back packer special “rocked.” I met so many nice people over there. That was my first ever hostel experience and I would go back there any time.
Jeffery, you run a smooth hotel and restaurant and made me feel very much at home every day. Thanks for your hospitality.
For my chefs Alicia and Maritza, I absolutely looked forward to breakfast and your smiling faces every day. I probably stopped my surfing a little early each morning because I was hungry and knew there would be a great meal waiting for me. Ok, and I was getting tired in the water. Thanks so much for keeping me hydrated, fed and energized!
THANK YOU to my patient and brave surfing instructors. Pio, Owen, Tinis, Helbert, Kevin and Alonso, you were all so helpful to me. With your individual advice, I greatly improved and shook off my old bad habits. And even now, I can still hear Kevin, Helbert and Alonso saying, “Keep paddling Rick, …breath Rick!!” “Rick, paddle out. Here comes a BIG set.” Alonso, we’ll fish when I return.
Peter, thanks for welcoming me each morning and giving me the lowdown on the area. I’ll check your SSS blog from time to time.
Tyler, all the best of luck with the new facility being constructed and the start up. I know you will keep the same down home feel of your current place. You folks have a special thing going there.
Well, I was sad to leave and would love to have stayed for another week or so. Hopefully, I will make it back next year. I am already thinking of it.
Bye for now - PURA VIDA. Rick.