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Sxm Surf Explorer

Orient Bay 97150, St Martin / St Maarten
+590 690 62-6828
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Great time on the water!

Came to St. Maarten last week and was told there was surfing on the island, so after some research... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
reba711
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Carrollton, Texas
Great day on the water!

My family was traveling on an Eastern Caribbean cruise last week and stopped at St. Martin. I... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
jeremypwatson
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Vero Beach, Florida
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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 29 May 2018

Came to St. Maarten last week and was told there was surfing on the island, so after some research found SXM Surf Explorer had the best deal on a board rental. We met Franck at the surf spot on 5-25 and he actually came out...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

My family was traveling on an Eastern Caribbean cruise last week and stopped at St. Martin. I ended up booking a surf trip with Franck. It was the best excursion of the trip! Franck is very knowledgable and even though I know how to surf,...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I had such a wonderful time surfing the warm Caribbean waters on my birthday. Franck was even having neck pain for the past few days and still insisted on taking me out for a lesson since he saw me and knew I had such strong...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 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 16 March 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 22 January 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 23 January 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 31 July 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 23 January 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 17 July 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 23 January 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 12 July 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 14 July 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 2 June 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 9 July 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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Lawrence L
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Response from jeremypwatson | Reviewed this property |
Shoot him an email. After Irma you'd have to meet at Galion Beach. Easy 15 minute taxi ride from the port. Go to the website and submit the form under "Contact."
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