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Matos Surf Shop

Sunrise Mall # 4 | Next to UPS, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 8836 2899
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Where my daughter and I always rent our boards as soon as we hit town. Great selection to choose... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
monkey202
Great guys, great boards, great prices!

The first place in Tamarindo you should go to rent your board. The guys are experts in all things... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Where my daughter and I always rent our boards as soon as we hit town. Great selection to choose from. Great prices. Shop guys/owner always super helpful and make sure everything is da kine for your pura vida surf experience.Plus all your surf accessories you...More

Thank monkey202
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first place in Tamarindo you should go to rent your board. The guys are experts in all things surfing and their prices won't be beaten. Their boards are all top quality, as is their service.

Thank GLM_999
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place for surf lessons! All the staff was friendly and accommodating and Frank our instructor was super helpful and great!! Would definitely recommend them!

Thank Melanie B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I rented my board here many times and they're super chill and nice! It's pretty cheap as well, if I remember right it's 5 dollars for a half day. They also helped me in the beginning with fixing a good surf instructor that speak fluent...More

Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The guys at this surf shop are very helpful and friendly. They rented me a board to surf at Tamarindo, I found another spot just down the coast, but it was a bit of a drive, so they left me soft board racks so I...More

Thank Connie D
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We stayed in Tamarindo for 10 days, and rented our boards and took lessons from Matos' shop. Other shops made you pre-pay for lessons a day in advance, but the guys at this shop never did, they just trusted your word. We took lessons with...More

Thank Indie N
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Matos, Carlo and the rest of the guys were super cool and helpful. They have plenty of boards, for any skill level, to choose from and the prices are on point. The shop is right off the beach, too, so getting into the water with...More

Thank jreed424
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We took surfing lessons with Frank and the next day rented boards on our own. All staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Our instructor made sure that we get the best waves, many thanks. We also got photos of us surfing and even bought sunglasses...More

Thank Leustean G
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The guys at Matos are awesome! I rented a surf board every day from Matos while in Tamarindo. The price for renting a board for half/full days are incredibly fair and they have a good selection of boards for all skill levels I felt. The...More

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Juan was a great instructor. We had a blast! Beautiful beach. The price was great and all staff at the shop were helpful and friendly.

Thank Pamela M
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Janice C
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Response from gineth_miranda | Property representative |
hello! yes! The price is $10 per day for a daily rentals. We have premium rentals too, $100 - $120 @ week.
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