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Address: | South Beach Hotel, Jaco, Costa Rica
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+506 8990 1431
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 17:00

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Calypso Tiger Surf Schools is the Best

Many thanks to Calypso for his excellent surf classes, the best in Jaco Beach and probly the best in Costa Rica. His surf teaching experience is unrivaled, he also sells a ton of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
William S
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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many thanks to Calypso for his excellent surf classes, the best in Jaco Beach and probly the best in Costa Rica. His surf teaching experience is unrivaled, he also sells a ton of boards so his equipment selection is very good. I've seen him turn dozens of non-surfers into surfers, in a very short amount of time. His prices are... More 

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Thank William S
Holland, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Tiger Surf School is is the best bang for your buck in Costa Rica. We talked to multiple "surf schools" before choosing this one. Tiger is very detailed in his coaching and is a great encourager. My boyfriend and I have never surfed before and we both got up on our first try on some pretty large waves. Tiger is... More 

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Thank BrianaB777
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

After having a less than enthusiastic instructor from a competitor close by we were fortunate enough to run into Tiger, which was a completely different experience. He was AMAZING with the kids and just a fun/enthusiastic guy to be around. Nothing but praise for him. We got up every morning and went to the beach at 6 a.m. and he... More 

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Thank Jeremy P
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We had a group that included a professional yoga instructor and a woman who did not know how to swim --- the group was varied but Tiger was able to accommodate for all of us. We started with a stand up paddle board tour of Jaco, and concluded with a hike up to a beautiful view of Jaco and street... More 

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Thank Lisa M
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Tiger teaches you how to surf like a champ in no time. He makes it very easy to learn. Great guy, great lesson!

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Thank Jeremy D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I visited Jaco with the intention of improving my surfing skills. Tiger is an amazing instructor and made it so much fun. His spirit and knowledge of the sport make it a truly unique experience. I have surfed with many instructors and he is, by far, the most memorable. I came out of the water each day with a huge... More 

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Thank Kristina F
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I was almost a little bit scared of the waves before I took the lesson. But I didn't even realize how I got into the water when I already stood on the board. Through Tiger I got a lot of confidence how to handle the waves and it was always so much fun! He knows exactly which waves are for... More 

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Thank Carmen H
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my first lesson. Tiger got me surfing in no time. If you listen and follow his instructions, you will be surfing like a pro. The experience was above and beyond my expectations. Thank you Tiger!

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Thank Leon V
St. Catharines, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Tiger's Surf School was great for me, my girlfriend and our family who all had never surfed before. The lessons were clear and fun and we had a great time out on the water. Tiger and his staff were very friendly and supportive, giving us their full attention. I was able to get up 3 or 4 times and had... More 

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Thank Ahart87
Eagle, Idaho
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Tiger was great. And the prices are fantastic. He set us up with four beach chairs and two umbrellas, just for renting from him. He charged only $10/day for a surf board, and he included a rash guard. Me and my two adults sons surfed three days there. The first day, two of us took a lesson from Tiger. He... More 

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