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About Caribbean Surf School & Shop
We love to surf and we surf with love. Learn how to surf with Caribbean Surf School. We have waves for all levels, from Salsa Brava, the heaviest wave in Costa Rica, right outside our Surf Shop, to the perfect beginner waves of Black Beach to the fast beach break at Cocles and the classic longboarding waves of Punta Uva. Just come and try it!
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have surfed with Hershel several times on 2 different visits. Each time my experience was extraordinary. At 53 years old I had some concern about my ability to take up this new sport. Hershel’s optimism, paired with clear instructions, insured my success. People of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anne-Marie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I came to Hershell for beginners lessons and he was absolutely amazing! He was calming and taught us how to really relax in order to truly surf. We were both riding some great waves throughout the whole lesson. I would highly recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank brontem2424
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hershel is my favorit surfteacher in the world.. he is very funny and knows what he talks about..😊 I had 4 lessons with him..he helped me on the point where I was and in the end I did catch my own waves.☺️ in the water...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dariabuehler
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Hershel took me and another student for a morning lesson at Punta Uva. It was a stunning location and Hershel was a really, really good teacher. I took up surfing about 18 months ago and have been for three trips of between 3 and 7...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank teddy_goold
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Thankyou Hershall. My wife and I both took lessons from a man who truly loves the sport. His patience and dedication to leave a lasting positive impression on you is why I would go back in a great beat. Pura vida!

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Journey40881735340
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We were only going to be in Costa Rica for one day and made arrangements for a lesson for my wife and I. We confirmed several times about the day and time. We showed up at the shop and waited for 30-40 minutes and the...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank adventurejunkie2016
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We had the best time of our vacation surfing with Hershel. He made us catch the best green waves in the most beautiful spot of the region. We were so lucky to find him with our subconscious GPS. ;-) He taught us in a funny...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Compass817468, Manager at Caribbean Surf School & Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018
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We're glad you had fun! :)

Reviewed 13 October 2018

I took a beginner surf lesson with Carlos and helped me with my pop up and choosing the right wave. The instructors where all very laid back and friendly. I learned a lot about surfing and would definitely like another lesson next time I am...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hcorby
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing day out with Hershel and Tony for our first time surfing! They made it fun and easy! Totally reccommend these guys! Thanks for a top time!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leanne O
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Our three teen children had a wonderful surfing experience. Herschel and his cousin are a fantastic and enthousiastic duo and after two hours our children could ride several waves. Top!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WouterBl
Naïs M, Manager at Caribbean Surf School & Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you for trusting us! Pura Vida!

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3 June 2017|
Response from askme233 | Reviewed this property |
Call his cell phone. If you do t have it, ask around.
19 August 2015|
Response from David A |
Yes, Hershel will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the surf spot.