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Very good teacher!

I took a private lesson with Franck and it was amazing, he looked at the details and told me what... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mario G
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Amazing instructor

Franck have one passion... make surfing people. Professional and patient, i really recommend SXM... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2018
Toon971
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Marigot, St Martin / St Maarten
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Learn how to surf in Saint Martin ( french and dutch side ) for private lessons or group lessons with 3 people maximum. A certified surf instructor will take care of you : if you are a beginner hungry for the first ride, an intermediate surfer looking to improve, or an expert seeking challenging conditions or hidden spots, SXM Surf Explorer is the go-to-go surf school on the island. Depending surf conditions/level of practice : the instructor will make sure you'll be at the right place at the right time !!!You don't have a car ? Franck RIGAL and his surf taxi will bring you at the right spot. And for the little kids, you can ask for baby surf lesson starting at 4 years old !!!!
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Orient Bay 97150, St Martin / St Maarten

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took a private lesson with Franck and it was amazing, he looked at the details and told me what to do. So every wave it worked better and better. In addition he is a very nice guy who lives on St. Martin quiet long....More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Franck have one passion... make surfing people. Professional and patient, i really recommend SXM surf explorer. Toon

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

I had a surf lesson with my 3 friends and we loved it! Franck is great, very patient and informative, he explained everything very well and we got better with each wave. We all felt very safe and we highly recommend Franck for a great,...More

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franckr251, Gérant at Sxm Surf Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you very much, i am so happy to be back in the business !!! Hurricane Irma has made lots of damages, i was expecting for a speed return at the beach, you guy's made it more funny and great !!! See you soon :)

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Easy going, attentive, common sense and the patience of a great teacher. Our 13 year old son caught a couple of waves on his very first time on a surfboard during his very first lesson. Thanks Franck! Couldn't recommend you enough! M & C

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franckr251, Propriétaire at Sxm Surf Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Hey Claudius, i have to admit he's a damn lil champion :) kid's alway's have fun learning how to surf and they perform mostly more than the parents, don't be mad :) you rock too !!! Thak you, looking forward to see you again.

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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

My two teenagers had a group lesson through Sxm Surf Explorer while we were in St. Martin. Franck picked us up from the Oyster Bay Beach resort and took us to the Le Galion beach. He provided a short lesson on land before heading to...More

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franckr251, Propriétaire at Sxm Surf Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you Lisa, hello to the girl's and let them know that there teacher is really proud :) Cheer's

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

I have to agree with the other reviews. Franck is a pleasure to work with. Very patient with two beginners just looking to have some fun and catch a wave or two. We had such a good time, we tried to book another lesson, but...More

Thank Doug S
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surfexplorer97, Propriétaire at Sxm Surf Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thank you very much Doug and sorry about the weather issue :( unfortunately I am not able to control it...so I hope you'll get the occasion to surf again with me on your next trip in Sint Marteen. All the best to both of you....More

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Reviewed June 2, 2017

I had an awesome lesson with Frank today! He was very accommodating as the group I was surfing with changed size a few times right up until the lesson. He handled juggling our different needs very gracefully. I highly recommend his services to any level....More

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surfexplorer97, Propriétaire at Sxm Surf Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Thank you Shantelle, good job for your skills and adaptability with the different boards ridden. It shows how good you are and able to deal With different kind of board shape and surfing conditions ! Keep surfing and let me know if you come back...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

I had a great time surfing with Franck, he is very professional and fun! He's boards are in very good shape.....I Hope to come back and surf with him again!! I recommend 100000000%!!!

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surfexplorer97, Propriétaire at Sxm Surf Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Thank you Rafaelle I am looking forward to surf with you again, let me know if you come back and maybe we'll get the opportunity to try another surf spot :) best regards

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Reviewed May 14, 2017

It's been a dream come true to learn to surf. When I turned 40 I decided that I wanted to make it happen, better now than never. Now, I'm addicted! I took a lesson in Hawaii and it was not even in the same league...More

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surfexplorer97, Propriétaire at Sxm Surf Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

WoW that's really nice from you Rachel thank you for your words !!! Yes surfing is the best feeling, mostly when you are improving that fast, I am proud of your progression throughout those 2 day's : keep going 100% you rock :) best regards

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Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

We took our first surf lesson with Franck and it was an amazing experience. He is very friendly, helpful and experienced! Thanks Franck!

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surfexplorer97, Propriétaire at Sxm Surf Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Thank you guy's i am glad yoûve enjoyed it !!!! Let me know if you come back again, I'll be your surf guide :)

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