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Address: Frente Sheriff Rustico, Playa Samara 9485, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 8937 5246

Professional, bilingual, local surf instructors. All instructors are...

Professional, bilingual, local surf instructors. All instructors are certified by the International Surfing Association and are licensed in Ocean Rescue and CPR. Fully Insured. Safe and fun lessons for grommets to grandparents, beginning to advanced. Come and ride the waves with us! Surfboard and Boogie board rentals by hour/day/week/month.

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Lessons Day 1. Free board Day 2.

There is only high tide to surf in Samara. This is once a day (unless you are willing to surf at night). Choco's was recommended by our Airbnb host. The lessons were good. My... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kiev, Ukraine
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is only high tide to surf in Samara. This is once a day (unless you are willing to surf at night). Choco's was recommended by our Airbnb host. The lessons were good. My 20-year-old son and 22-year-old daughter had two great days in a row (about 2 hours per day)

Thank liftoph
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved to surf here and the instructor we had was great. If you do have young kids though there is a hour long demonstration (which is good but pretty long). We still loved it and will go back if we return!!

Thank _averymaesullivan
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had an amazing time. Staff super professional, very friendly to our children (5 & 8). We all had a blast. Thanks Manfred for this amazing week !

Thank anne-claire K
Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

I shopped around a little before finally deciding on Choco's. This was the friendliest welcome I received and it happened to be slightly cheaper too ($40 for 90 minute lesson and 5 hours board hire) Its definitely worth getting a lesson to learn about the environment and techniques for surfing. I have tried before alone and struggled to stand up,... More 

Thank DJGR
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Although they offer a class as well as private lessons, I would definitely recommend a private lesson for $15.00 more. Instructors are patient, kind, and knowledgeable. If you have any kind of athletic ability at all, they will have you surfing the first day...awesome!!

Thank Carol33364
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

My 14 year old son was part of a group lesson. After about an hour of instruction on the beach, the instructor went into the water and helped them. The lesson produced immediate results: my son got up on his second try, and all the participants were soon doing well. We went back later in the week to take advantage... More 

Thank Curlgolf
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed a couple of days in Samara and my girlfriend wanted to try surfing (I did a little before). She booked a lesson, I just rented a board...We ended up returning the entire next week and went surfing every day! Lesson was good, good mix of theory and practice, experienced instructor, good equipment, bug focus on safety. Choco &... More 

Thank David H
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to learn from a professional surfer then search out Choco! He offered to take my husband out tomorrow morning to go find some bigger waves!! Awesome!!! Great service!! Highly recommend!

Thank 5252Motorsports
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My boys learnt to surf with Choco's. I was really impressed that they talk about how to behave in the water with regard to other surfers and swimmers, as well as how to stand on a board. My boys learnt quickly with Marco who was patient, encouraging and fun!

Thank saap63
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We really enjoyed surfing at the beach of Samara with Choco`s Surf School. Took half a day lesson and everybody stood on the board. Marco was a great teacher and Choco a nice guy and owner. He provided us the whole week with boards for everybody, included in the price of the lesson we took the first day. We spent... More 

Thank Martin H

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