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Address: Sunrise Mall #4 | Next to UPS, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2653 0845
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Welcome to Matos Surf Shop with two locations, one in Tamarindo Beach and...

Welcome to Matos Surf Shop with two locations, one in Tamarindo Beach and one at the National Park Playa Grande),Costa Rica. We are the Surf Shop that offers "Whatever a surfer needs". TAMARINDOLocated in Tamarindo Beach Guanacaste, and since 2001, we offer a big selection in new and used surfboards, from 5.0 to 10 ft, we rent and sell. As a distributor of some of the best surf brands we always have a good deal in price and quality. Tamarindo is one of the best spots in the world to learn to surf, so if you are around, dont miss your chance! Sign up in one of our 2 shops for a surf lesson. We also take the Surf Photos at Playa Grande and we have been capturing the action Since 2000. Original T-Shirts with Our Own Photos and art work, and best brands in surfwear. We also offer our own Video Productions and Custom Photo and Video Service, and of course Guided Surf Trips and Boat Trips to Witch's and Ollie's Point.Even though Tamarindo is a good learning spot, the surrounding areas are full of really good breaks (check the side menu for surf map). There is no bad season for Tamarindo, all year around you can surf from Playa Grande to Playa Negra depending upon your level. Tamarindo is a good base to be around, the surf culture and funny local caracters. Tamarindo offers a big active night life with a party everynight. Stop in our shop and ask for a surf report or to see the photos of the day at diferent spots.We take SURF PICTURES and make SURF VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, create T-SHIRTS from our best photographs, offer SURF LESSONS for all levels, we have SURF TOURS,and buy and sell SURFBOARDS.As Distributors of different surf brands of surfboards, clothing and accesories we are always a good choice on price and quality. Don't forget the tropical wax! Take a look further into our site to see all that we have to offer for your next surf trip to Costa Rica.SURF LESSONSWhether you are a first timer or are looking to progress to the next level and fine tune your skills, we offer surf lessons for all levels with instructors who have surf and competed internationally. Our lessons are kept small and personal. We take pride in offering a complete surf lesson which emphasize not only the skills of surfing, but safety, fun and etiquette as well.Tamarindo is one of the best places in the world to learn to surf. Due to the gentle sloping beach and the direction that the bay faces, the waves break slower and less powerful than most beaches, allowing the beginner or intermediate surfer the time to become comfortable in the ocean. If chosen to teach you how to surf, our hope is to send you home with the newfound passion for surfing and an appreciation for our lifestyle. If you wish to reserve a space for youself and your family or friends please feel free to email us your request.PLAYA GRANDELocated in Playa Grande National Park Las Baulas, the PLAYA GRANDE SURF SHOP offers a big selection in new and used Surfboards. From sizes 5.0 to 10 ft we have them for rent and to sell. We take the Surf Photos at Playa Grande and we have been capturing the action Since 2000. Full Surf Supply and King Ding Repair EXPRESS Fast and Clean. Original T-Shirts with Our Own Photos and art work, and a big selection of souvenirs made by local Artists. We also offer our own Video Productions and Custom Photo and Video Service, and of course Surf Lessons at Playa Grande or Tamarindo depending upon your level.* Surf Photography: Everyday check your surf pics at the shop or here at our website.* Surf Lessons: For totally begginer or advanced, video coaching techniques(only for advanced).* Surf Trips: To the most famous spots and to our more secrets(only with your eyes covered til we get there).* Surf Art: Exclusive Posters, Photos, Paints,and Our clothing line with some of the best Photos and Art Work* Surfboards: More than 200 Used and New,to buy or to rent: Robert August, Al Merrik, Bill Johnson, Byrne,Banzaii,and much more.* Costa Rican Souvenirs: Choose a gift for you or your friends from our big selection of local souvenirs.* King Ding Surfboard Repair: Clean and Fast, professional ding repair service, also ask for our XPRESS SERVICE, Clean and Faster(but more expensive)See your best waves in photo and/or video, everyday from 8am to 7 pm, also check it out for the surf gallery at the shop with all the happy customers, in adittion to all this, SURF REPORT, tides,wind, and "Whatever a surfer needs".Located Across "Kike's Place" in Playa Grande Guanacaste, we are the surf shop with "the wave in the front". SURF PHOTOGRAPHYWe have been doing surf photography since 1990. We use the best Canon equipment and we are set up to offer you top quality high resolution digital photographs and videos. We can take photos and videos from land or in the water. We shoot everybody everyday at our local beach, Playa Grande. When you finish your session, you can come by our surf shop in Playa Grande and check out the photos and videos. Photos can be purchased in digital-CD (for MAC or PC) and print formats (8x10's & 5x7's).Take home your memories in the highest digital quality. If you'd like more info about our photography or are interested in a private photo session/trip please feel free to email us with any questions. We are proud of the photos and videos we've been taking since 2001 in Playa Grande and beyond. We shoot only in the most optimal lighting conditions. With our 600mm lens, plus with a telephoto extender, we are able to get the right shot at the right time.We can get your high quality prints in your hands in 15 minutes or less. We can also customize your print. We have the ability to: make a sequence, put it on a t-shirt, print your photos from your own camera or make custom postcards with your pictures. We are your full service photographers and print studio! Dont forget to check out the weekly photo gallery links. If you see a picture you like, send us an email and we will get it to you!SURF VIDEOGRAPHYWe have been doing surf videography since 1990. We use top quality Sony HD equipment. We are set up to offer you a exellent hd digital raw footage or a fully edited video. We can shoot from land or in the water. When you finish your session, you can come by our surf shop in Playa Grande and check out the photos and video. Videos can be purchased in DVD format, digital .avi format or quicktime. Take home your memories in great digital quality. If you'd like more info about our services or are interested in a private video session/trip please feel free to email us with any questions. We are proud of the photos and videos we've been taking since 2001 in Playa Grande and beyond. We shoot only in the most optimal lighting conditions. We can get your high quality dvd edited in 24hrs. We can also customize your dvd with slideshow photos , interactive menu and the music you prefer. We are your full service photography and video studio! Don't forget to check out the weekly video gallery links.Check out the online photo gallery, maybe you'll find a photo of yourself as we post pictures each week of the surfers who have visited ourlocal beachs. Also check out our latest videos that we're working on. You can buy our t-shirts online. We also offer custom photography for special events like weddings or honeymoons.

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A surf shop and so much more

My family and I recently did our first visit to Costa Rica. Matos Surf Shop and particularly Juan was recommended to us by a mutual friend. What an amazing recommendation that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

My family and I recently did our first visit to Costa Rica. Matos Surf Shop and particularly Juan was recommended to us by a mutual friend. What an amazing recommendation that turned out to be. Surf lessons, board rentals, beach advice...sure you can get that anywhere. But the crew at Matos gave us that and so much more. Where to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We went there for two weeks of surf and rented there everyday. Good prices 10$ /5h They have a place to leave your stuff during the time you're surfing. Really good advice for the board selection regarding your level and the swell. I strongly recommend this shop even for repairs, just ask to see the $15 board.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

12 and 6 year old daughters got up and surfed first wave. Knowledgeable and patient staff. They wouldn't let us book until the day when the surf was appropriate for our girls. They wanted to make sure it was a positive experience. Great prices so of course go back. Professional friendly service.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Our family and friends spent a week in Tamarindo. We stopped in Matos Surf shop. Juan helped us choose the right boards to rent for our ability and the waves. He really helped us get the most out of our surf trip. We ran a tab for the week and returned our boards every night. We were able to try... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We have been renting boards from Matos for a couple of years when we go Witchs' Rock Surf Camp...they are just down the road. My son loves high performance boards, and they never fail to have one available. He did somehow put a ding in a new board we rented, and they charged us $35 for repair...totally fair, and they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We had to postpone a day trip to buena vista as my daughter was not feeling great. Decided to give surf lessons a try for her and a friend and could not have not been more pleased. Juan made himself available at our convenience and provided a thorough overview and then one on one attention in the surf. Both teen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Gineth at Matos hooked us up with the perfect gear! Matos has a great selection of boards. We rented a surf board and a boogie board which were both perfect sizes for us to use in Playa Grande waves. We also got some rash guards and zinc which prevented our Northeastern skin from getting crisped. Matos was the only place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I visited the Playa Grande location. Great experience with surf lessons and came back the next two days to rent surf boards and go out on our own. Great staff-super friendly and made us feel welcomed and thankful for using them as our first experience with surfing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Great service.. very friendy guys.. welcoming and helping.. good price.. the rate for half a day is 5 dollars and not menny surf rent provid this option. Definitly coming back. Thank you matos!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Marcelo and Gineth at Matos Surf Show were amazing to work with. I bought gear from them a couple years ago and they went out there way to ship me the new gear for this year. Can't say enough great things about Matos. Check 'em out if your in Tamarindo.

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