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1. Posted by loz76 (Budding Member, 9 posts) 22 Nov '06 13:10

does anyone have any good tips or experience in spanish schools in south/central america where you can also surf. we are not looking for huge waves just good beaches and also any recommednations on the time of year for the places you mention

cheers in advance for any help
j

2. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member, 211 posts) 22 Nov '06 14:16

Quoting loz76

does anyone have any good tips or experience in spanish schools in south/central america where you can also surf. we are not looking for huge waves just good beaches and also any recommednations on the time of year for the places you mention

This is amusing. I'm wondering which you consider to be potentially more dangerous: surfing or learning Spanish?

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

3. Posted by geeciejay (Budding Member, 3 posts) 23 Nov '06 00:26

It would be Costa Rica is the place you would want to go for a safe place to surf and enroll in a spanish school. The Lonely Planet Travel book has some school listed or check surf camps in Costa Rica on the internet.

4. Posted by tapia932 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 15 Dec '06 13:16

Hi!
you can try do both things in Chile. There are 3000kms of coast and beautiful beaches, but not the 3000kms are usefull for practice surf, but I sure that in Viña del Mar you will do surf and also learn Spanish. In this touristic city you can see people doing surf, but bodyboard here it's more popular. Also there are lots of english schools so it wont be too difficult to communicate with people in English if you don't can't communicate 24 hours a day in Spanish. In Viña del Mar important beaches where people go for doing some surf are for example Reñaca, Ritoque, and Maintencillo, that is located at 45 minutes from Viña del Mar, and it's very popular on Summer (remember that summers are from December to March).

Also Viña del Mar is near of one of the best places to practice surf, called Pichilemu, a beautiful town that is visited every year by surfers from every part of the world, people like Jack Johnson visited and enjoy the amazing beaches of this town.

There are some links that I hope can help you

http://www.wannasurf.com/spot/South_America/Chile/Central_Santiago/

I think you should come to Chile in summer, but also in Winter you can enjoy the waves better, beacause there are less people and the waves can be more dangerous because of rain (there are not huricanes or tornados).

5. Posted by stevemc (Budding Member, 28 posts) 17 Dec '06 03:01

Try the north coast of Peru; Huanchaco, Trujillo.
There is good surfing up there and you should be able to
find some Spanish schools in the area without much problem.

HTH
Steve
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6. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru, 1167 posts) 17 Dec '06 09:39

Montanita/Ecuador

small village,not so far from Puerto Lopez.
full of young surfers..

Marlis

7. Posted by loz76 (Budding Member, 9 posts) 9 Jan '07 18:43

thanks for your help guys, also when is best time of year for surf?

8. Posted by Tonytravel (Full Member, 87 posts) 10 Jan '07 13:36

There's a school http://www.elparaisoschool.com/ that has the chance to choose between Costa Rica or Panama. I'd recommend Bocas del Toro in Panama, in any time of the year. Check that web site.
If you want a wide variety of options, try studyspanish.com
Buena suerte!!!!
Tonya

9. Posted by marcia A (Budding Member, 3 posts) 14 Jan '07 15:38

i went to a school in jaco, costa rica called school of the world. Its owned by an american guy from atlanta. The teachers for spanish are cool and know there stuff and the surf instructors are great as well. The classes aren't that big and the waves are good. jaco has one of the most reliable swells on the pacific. and for more experienced surfers hermosa is close by. Jaco is a very small town but its a cool place to go. you really get to interact with the locals. The school has housing right there. its about 10 minutes walk from the beach. they supply boards for lessons but not for any other use. there are lots of places to get used boards around town. if you go definitly stop by fischer brothers surf shop. the fischer brothers are three amazing surfers and they also make boards right in hermosa. I would definitly check it out. the schools site is schooloftheworld.org. hope that helped!!!

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