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Address: Playa Espadilla Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2777 4842
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Surfing - Live It! Learn It! Love It!

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Amazing fun time surfing in Costa Rica

I had a great time learning how to surf with Ronald ! He is a great teacher! This was my first surf class ever and I manage to stand up on the surf board thanks to its tips! The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
sarahbeka
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great time learning how to surf with Ronald ! He is a great teacher! This was my first surf class ever and I manage to stand up on the surf board thanks to its tips! The team around is very nice and very enthusiastic, Alfonso, Luis and Edwin! All of them are ready to make sure you... More 

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Thank sarahbeka
JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

Very happy that you enjoyed it. We do have a great team that makes sure that each person comes away surfing and most important of all with everlasting memories. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went with a group of kids (10 kids) to have surf lessons with MASS. The kids had the greatest time. Almost all of them could stand up on the board after some time. The instructions were very clear, we did a warm-up on the beach with some stretching and the surfinstructors were great with the kids. They made sure... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that the kids enjoyed this. We did this lesson as part of our on going community service efforts. This was a lesson to local kids in our area. We give such lessons throughout the year to give back to our beloved community. This is a project that is near and dear to our hearts... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I had a wonderful time learning how to surf. This was my first time, and I had some experience with snowboarding and skateboarding. There were some similarities such as turning and maneuvering the board, but it is a little different with the aspect of getting to your feet. Once I got up I didn't have much of a problem. The... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you! This is our exact goal with every customer - to adjust to their prior skills and level of adventuresome spirit to get each person up and surfing. Glad we could get you surfing in not time while enjoying a beautiful place. More 

Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I choose MASS because it was highly reviewed and was not disappointed. This was my first surf class ever. I was a little nervous at first, but quickly became comfortable. There is a short instruction period on the beach before you hit the water. I was lucky enough to be the only person for my timeslot, so I got three... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you very much. It is very important to us as an organization to react to each individuals needs, wants and level. We DO tailor each and every lesson (no matter how many students we have) to the individual surfer. Our goal is to get every person up and surfing and to spread our love for this fantastic sport. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This was a bit different from my only other experience surfing. The waves were bigger than I expected and it was a little hard to get my board out there. Once my friend and I decided to take turns being in the water with our surf instructor, we had a blast! I definitely recommend this approach if the waves are... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

We absolutely adjust to every situation whether it is the swell or the individuals preferences or levels. And as a result we get everyone up and surfing. We are different than other surf schools and the results show it. So glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

My sister and I took a long overdue trip to our number one destination, Costa Rica, in May. It’s been a dream of mine for years to go to Costa Rica and learn to surf and my only regret is that I waited this long. Something inside of me always told me I’d love it and be a natural at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Having traveled with my 6 kids from Santa Cruz CA,Venice CA,Maui HA,to Manuel Antonio/Costa Rica. These guys are the best. These guys Oscar,Melvin , Liam and Jordan spent everyday of our vacation taking us to different locations and showing us some off the path local spots. First Class Operation. Thank you !!! I'll be sending Antonio for surf camp this... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you very much. You are your family were a pleasure to work with. It was rewarding for us to see the progression each day and to witness the family growing a love for surfing. Sharing our passion for this sports is what we strive to do each day. We love taking people to local spots and letting them experience... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We decided to get a last minute surf lesson in, before leaving Costa Rica and were very happy with Manuel Antonio Surf School! The logistics went very smoothly and the instructors were great - friendly, accommodating and attentive. Transportation to/from was included and the price was very reasonable for one-on-one lessons. The fresh fruit and water during breaks was a... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We are very focused on a personalized experience. We aim to make sure that each student surf no matter what the conditions. Our instructors are highly trained in surf lessons and safety to ensure the best experience. More 

Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I had a great experience learning to surf with MASS. As a beginner I never thought I would expect to catch on to it so quickly but the tricks and tips offered by my instructor, Lorenzo, were very helpful! Transportation was on time and the drivers were very talkative and friendly providing us with lots of information. I received fresh... More 

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

At MASS we carefully select and train our instructors so that we only have the best of the best to ensure an amazing experience. We want each person to come away from the lesson having actually surfed with the help of our staff. More 

London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Went as complete novices - but had a great time. Never surfed before - was in a small group and they try to give 1 to 1 training - had great fun, it's tiring but well worth a morning in the sun and sea.

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JessicaTMASS, Owner at Manuel Antonio Surf School, responded to this review

Surfing is definitely not easy. But we do everything we can to make it at least easier. Even if you do opt for the group lesson we do make sure to provide individualized attention because we care first and foremost about our customers satisfaction. And at the very least it is a great way to get outside, see some beautiful... More 

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