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Dominical Surf School

Sesame street, Dominical beach | 50mts west of Diuwak Hotel., Dominical 60504, Costa Rica
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Perfect First Experience

- Could not have asked for a more perfect first experience surfing - I was nervous at first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alyssa J
Debbie's Terrific!

My son is a beginner surfer and he took a lesson with Debbie in April. He has autism and it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
threedeweys
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Personalized attention (max 3 pers p/ instructor ratio). We are the local experts! Daily Surf Lessons - Surf Camp Packages - Board Rental When you choose to surf with us you support a small family business not a foreign company. Experience Costa Rica the way it should be. We count with all accreditations and certifications for instructing since 2007. Trust the local experts!
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sesame street, Dominical beach | 50mts west of Diuwak Hotel., Dominical 60504, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

- Could not have asked for a more perfect first experience surfing - I was nervous at first because the beach right near the shop is more rocky with larger waves, but our guide was patient, read the waves, and took us to a different...More

Thank Alyssa J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son is a beginner surfer and he took a lesson with Debbie in April. He has autism and it was great when we learned that Debbie has experience teaching those with intellectual disabilities. She was terrific with him, very patient and encouraging, even showing...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Debbie Zec is the owner teacher and is excellent; she is very patient and resourceful to provide a fun surf experience. She will make sure you have a great time and will adjust to changing surf conditions, where/when possible. She provides "surf packages" to suit...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

If you are wanting to plan a surf vacation in Costa Rica go here! Debbie Zec is the best. She puts together a great surf vacation, gives excellent instruction, and is an all round good person. Dominical is a little town (like couple of streets)...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Spent the last week of April 2018 in Dominical and Dominicalito to learn how to surf. As a beginner with no surfing knowledge, Debbie was able to get me up in the waves very quickly with the first two days. I would highly recommend Debbie's...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Let's start from the beginning. Debbie was by far the most responsive person that I reached out to, which was important to me. I also loved how flexible they are and how they really made the most of our short few days in Dominical. We...More

Thank jjl006
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Had two days of surflessons and they were great. The instructor Jorge helped me catch alot of waves and made me feel very safe in the water. Good price for a good service. Quick response-time on email requests. Perfect - hope to join again!

Thank Malene N
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Be it the owner Deb or her amazing staff....Gonzalo, Roberto, Claudia, Raymond....these guys are all awesome. Professional and fun! Much respect to you all!!!

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DebbieZec_CR, Owner at Dominical Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you soooo much!!! PURA VIDA!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

My two friends and I did the beginner lessons with the wonderful Gonzalo who was patient and explained everything thoroughly. We each got up on our boards and rode some waves. It was a wonderful way to spend 2 hours. 10/10 would do it again....More

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DebbieZec_CR, Owner at Dominical Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you very much Beth! We are very thankful that you have chosen us, and for your time to give us such a beautiful review :) looking forward to your next visit already! Pura Vida, Debbie

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Debbie Zec is a fantastic surf instructor and she runs her business well. I found it easy to email with her (she even helped me find a place to stay and a flight!) and while I was in town, we kept in touch via messaging....More

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