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Address: Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8932 2466
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Toes to the Nose is a surf school designed to help beginning and...

Toes to the Nose is a surf school designed to help beginning and intermediate surfers learn new skills, and/or improve on their current abilities. Classes take place in world famous Playa Grande, but can be arranged for other locations. Lessons include transportation to and from, surfboard rental, and beverages on the beach afterwords. Lets Surf!

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Harlan Clark - 8-932-2466 or toestothenosesurfschool@gmail.com

Harlan has the correct balance of diplomatic persuasion and encouragement to successfully get a first time 47-year old surfing and at the same time was easily able to teach the 9... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 April 2013
Joe M
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Savannah, GA
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Savannah, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Harlan has the correct balance of diplomatic persuasion and encouragement to successfully get a first time 47-year old surfing and at the same time was easily able to teach the 9- and 12-year old girls to surf. I'd recommend Harlan for any surfing education. He makes the day quite fun.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

This will definitely make your vacation a success. Harlan knows how to teach. period. He'll be able to make you catch waves and stand up on your board. More over, he's a great guy. Knows a bunch about marine biology (he studied in the field) so not only do you get surf lessons, but you also learn a bunch about... More 

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Thank Michalnowa
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

Our surf instructor, Harlan was great! I have taken only one surfing lesson before, so I am definitely a beginner, but I was catching waves within a half our of getting to the beach. Our instructor was very knowledgeable, providing important tips and answering all our questions. He picked us up right from our hotel, and transported us to a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

No need to look any further for an amazing surfing experience. His name is Harlan and his business card reads, “Toes to the Nose”. Let me tell you right now, you won’t find a better teacher or more beautiful beach. Harlan picked up the 3 of us (two of my younger sisters took a lesson as well) at 9am and... More 

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Thank SteveandKathy13
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

My husband and I went on our honeymoon in Costa Rica this past November. We knew we wanted to surf, but didn't plan ahead. Fortunately our hotel recommended Harlan for some surfing lessons and we couldn't have been more grateful. As a novice myself, learning from Harlan was ideal. He picked us up from our hotel the second day in... More 

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Thank Amy M
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

Just returned from Potrero and had an wonderful time. My 3 daughters had a great lesson with Harlan and they really learned a lot. Harlan was great, picked the girls up and gave them a great lesson. They were all standing and riding by the end of the session. Highly recommend this experience for anyone learning to surf. Costa Rica... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

My teen-age sons and I had our second surfing lesson ever with Harlan and Logan. Harlan is a very good instructor and made sure we learned how to be safe on the water and how to get up on the board. The boards were a little beat up, but they worked well, and Toes to the Nose is less expensive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

We are a family of 12 from California and Colorado experiencing Costa Rica for the first time. The service and experience we have had in Costa Rica has been amazing! Toes to the Nose was consistent with our amazing adventure in CR. Harlan and his two guides made the surf experience first rate. There was a perfect mix of guide... More 

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new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

My friends and had a great time learning to surf. Harlun was very nice and patient and we did better than expected for the first time surfing

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Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

Toes to the Nose Surf School is the place you need to go if you have never surfed before or are a beginner, and want to catch waves during your time in Costa Rica. The owner and manager Harlan will pick you up and take you to the best beach at the moment for you to catch all of the... More 

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