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Snapper Surf School

Route 928, Playa Negra 50303, Costa Rica
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Excellent instruction!

Gustavo Santana was my instructor, he was excellent. Professional and friendly. Didn't make me feel... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kellyschutz
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Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Great instruction and lots of family fun!

Gustavo and Indy were great instructors for our family. Within a few waves we were up and surfing... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
pdogwilly
,
Calgary
via mobile
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gustavo Santana was my instructor, he was excellent. Professional and friendly. Didn't make me feel pathetic or uncomfortable, just relaxed and kind. The instructions were spot on, just the info needed without making it complicated. I highly recommend Gustavo and his company.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Gustavo and Indy were great instructors for our family. Within a few waves we were up and surfing. As a teenager I use to surf but I can assure you that it is not like riding a bike. In two and a half decades things...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I took about 4 lessons with Gustavo and was able to really progress with my surfing. He was one of the best teachers I ever had. I loved how he was completely honest about the conditions and would take me out only if the waves...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Great coaching for any skill level. Fun and friendly team. I improved significantly in just a few lessons with Gustavo and his crew.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Gustavo and his friend managed to get us surfing in under 2 hours. Great experience, totally recommended!

Thank Karel E
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Snapper Surf School was the best part of our trip to Costa Rica. We surfed for 2 straight days. Gustavo and Ryan helped with the pickup, board rentals, and were awesome guides. They are very laid back and great coaches. Playa Negra had amazing waves...More

Thank Justin S
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Gustavo S, Owner at Snapper Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you guys for surfing with us, let's do it again soon! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Our guests all come back beaming with pride from their first time up on a wave! Gustavo and his crew are all about safety first and fun second! From kids to adults, first timers to novices, he knows when and where to go for the...More

Thank Casa K
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We found Gustavo and his surfmates on the beach giving a lesson to another family and simply asked them if we could do the same as it looks really like a fun family activity. Great team, very nice with kids... and parents ;) Still waiting...More

Thank Wilfried T
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We found Snapper online and set up a lesson next-day for myself, my wife, and our 3 kids, ages 7, 10, and 12 years. Gustavo, Ryan, and Cato showed us a great time, starting with an informative dryland orientation followed by quickly getting us in...More

Thank Maher_NH
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I cannot begin to tell you the feeling when you catch your first wave and ride it in to shore...amazing! I was always the type of person who was fine 'watching' cause honestly, I thought I would just embarrass or hurt myself trying new things...More

Thank Melissa C
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