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Tony's Surf School offers personalized surf lessons for all ages and all skill levels. Visit to book a lesson online or contact us with questions.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Principal a Manuel Antonio | Frente de Restaurante and Sports Bar El Sol, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 8358 3431
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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

My teenage granddaughter had an outstanding surfing lesson with Tony. She has had several lessons over the past years - she said 'Tony's lesson was the best and she learned the most' He was an awesome coach - encouraging, knowledsble, and patient. It was also...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Tony’s surf lessons were the absolute best! I’d never surfed before so it wasn’t a bit nerve wracking but they were calm and thorough in what to do and were there the whole time. My whole family tried it out and we absolutely loved every...More

Thank Jamie A
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Tony and his staff are extremely generous in their time and efforts. I could have gone without trying out his surfing school but am now glad that I did because it was a fun and engaging experience for a great price. He taught my family...More

Thank Justin H
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I had a great experience surfing with Tony. He assessed where I was at, he was really encouraging but also gave constructive critique so that i could improve. He instantly made me feel at ease with him and in the water as the waves can...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My husband & “tween”ager thoroughly enjoyed their lessons w/Lance & Elliott and were riding waves quickly. Don’t miss an opportunity to take lessons here. Tony is a businessman & consummate professional. He met & escorted us to his location, arranged for our family to have...More

Thank MAK M
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Tony got my 17-year-old daughter and I (48!) standing up and riding waves within a few tries! We were not even planning to take a lesson, but his enthusiasm is infectious. Tony is encouraging, supportive, and just an all around good guy. An excellent teacher....More

Thank LouisaB69
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I loved to surf in this school. They really help you to catch the waves so that even the very beginners can stand on the board. It was so much fun, thank you for the great experience. Best surf teacher at the beach: Elliot!

Thank Marleen A
Reviewed 15 March 2018

My Husband and I took surf lessons from Tony and his brother Elliot. They were amazing teachers! It had been a while since I had surfed, and it was a first for my husband. We were both up on our first waves! They gave you...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great time with Tony. He is patient and inspirational. He tal es his time. Explains in detail then is committed to getting you to surf. I never thought it was possible.

Thank Scott O
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I was on a vacation with some friends. I decided to stay behind at the hotel and relax while they did some excursions. A friend of mine sent me helpful info about the area, places to go, things to see. She mentioned her friend Tony...More

Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I returned to Manuel Antonio and took another lesson with Tony. He mentioned that he was also running waterfall tours and hikes in the jungle. We went to three different waterfalls, south of Manuel Antonio. The scenery was spectacular, there was so much amazing wildlife...More

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7 August 2016|
Response from Theresa B | Reviewed this property |
No. on the beach just North of the park