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Panama Surf School
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Panama Surf School is the only formal surfing school close to panama city, with classes everyday and bilingual instructor (english and spanish).The school is located on the beach of el palmar great place for learning with waves all year long!!
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Calle 4ta Sur | EL Palmar, San Carlos 1017, Panama
+507 6673-0820
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All reviews surf school learn how few times el palmar my wife and i renting boards only complaint per person feel comfortable lesson jose panama waves beginners alex team level
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have everything from long boards, foamies, to fun shapes and short boards. I think I even saw some kids boards. Friendly staff, quick service. They had lots of showers, really the only thing missing was the availability to buy a souvenir surf t-shirt with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Four of us girls came here to learn how to surf and we had an amazing experience! Diogo (I hope I'm spelling your name right!!) and Alex were awesome. Diogo was super attentive and went above and beyond to help us get around too. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Went to Panama City with a big group and wanted to try to get a bunch of people out surfing. Contacted the surf school and Diogo was awesome with regards to scheduling shuttles and communicating. We had 10+ guys go to the surf school and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank graham416
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I started taking my very first surf course at here, Panama Surf School and keep visiting here to learn to surf. Their equipment is well organized with wide range to choose board by tide or levels. And the open atmosphere makes us always feel comfortable....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We just reached back to Richmond, VA, what a great experience in Panama and with the crew at panama surf school. I took my 10yr daughter and 12yr son to take lessons for the day. Nice group of instructors that really made sure the kids...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Todd G
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This place gets really good reviews and they are fully justified. I emailed them a few times before our trip and they always responded quickly. My wife and I took a group surf lesson, which was only the two of us. Price is $45 per...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My husband & I took our first ever surf lessons & it was great. We had emailed days prior to make sure they were open & ask when to come. They said to just show up between 9:00am-1:00pm. We were able to stow our backpack...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank livi422
Reviewed 31 March 2018

I followed a 10 lessons package with private instructor. Jose gave me the right instructions and learned me accurate to surf on the waves. It really motivated me cause the passion he showed and implemented was awesome. The school has facilities to do stability exercises...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JorisA62
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Drove from Coronado Bay & was helped right away. The instructors Jose & Alex were super cool & patient. It was an amazing time except that an hour into our surfing we also became acquainted with the local jelly fish population. It burns/stings but according...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We did a private class with five people and three instructors. The instructors were great and made sure that everyone got up and had fun. My only complaint was that some of the boards were not so great which made it much harder to get...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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