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Caribbean Surf School & Shop

| Between Hot Rocks and Las Brisas Shop, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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SUP Tour

If you're looking for a SUP tour, this is your place! My husband and I had a fantastic time with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bhooper1974
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South Thomaston, Maine
via mobile
Best Days of My Life with Hershel

We spent 4 afternoons with Hershel listening, learning and surfing the beautiful Puerto Viejo... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
vesseyhouse
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Florida
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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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“great teacher” (7 reviews)
“hour lesson” (3 reviews)
“pura vida” (6 reviews)
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| Between Hot Rocks and Las Brisas Shop, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're looking for a SUP tour, this is your place! My husband and I had a fantastic time with Hershel today. He picked us up at our casita and gave us a couple options based on our experience paddling to make sure we had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 afternoons with Hershel listening, learning and surfing the beautiful Puerto Viejo waves. We were all novice, me there for my 50th birthday, and one of the best experiences I have ever had. Everyone got up - thanks to Hershel's tireless efforts. Knowledgeable,...More

Thank vesseyhouse
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

My wife booked a private surf lesson for her and I with Hershel in late February. The day started with Hershel showing up over a half hour late. When he arrived he also explained he didn't have right board and we needed to stop by...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

So easy to learn with Hershel! Coolest surf teacher ever. Good sensations during the first two hours of lessons, it was our first time surfing, Hershel and his friend are very professional, thoose guys know everything about surf and how to teach! To do in...More

Thank Anaïs P
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Hershel has a great positive vibe that is contagious, we enjoyed our S.U.P. tour where we watched some turtles, a caiman, "cuculas" and local birds, had a small picnic with fruit and coconuts (pipas), and then did a small hike in the beach and promontory...More

Thank NBusse
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

During my time in Puerto Viejo I took almost a whole week of surf lessons with Hershel. He and his assisant Carlos are great teachers who showed me different surf spots depending on the current conditions. He was always punctual for the pick up (He...More

Thank Simon O
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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Hershel is a very professional and passionate instructor. He makes sure that you improve your skills and have fun at the same time. I enjoyed my lessons with him so much and wish I had more time in Puerto Viejo. Thank you again for the...More

Thank cinnamonster
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Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing morning spent in the warm waves. Hershel is a true professional when it comes to surfing. Picked my wife and I up and immediately was getting to know our personalities so that our lesson would be as beneficial as possible. Improved my...More

Thank Travis S
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Hershel is a wonderful instructor with a genuine and infectious enthusiasm for surfing. He took the time to explain how to properly read the waves and broke down the steps for getting up in a way that was super easy to understand. Our first lesson...More

Thank torijane925
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Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Hershel is an amazing guy! We had to join his local class for children due our planning, but it was a great experience! Lots of fun!!

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