I can't say enough good things about Surf Diva, and I tell every girl I meet who wants to learn or improve her surfing about you guys!
- Emily R., April 2014
Ane is an amazing instructor who made me feel so relaxed and confident in the water, at the same time that she insisted on true, focused, learning. I always felt like she had my success at heart and that she was creative and thoughtful in how she taught me. I can't wait to go back and to get some more of her instruction!
- Spring S. April 2014
I had a fantastic trip!!! Loved Nosara! I felt a need to step "out of my box" and do something that scared me like traveling alone to a country that I'd never been to and trying a sport that I'd never done before and was somewhat frightening to me.... To make a long story short, what a great choice this was and what a great kick off to a new life!
- Karen D. July 2013
I recently organized a trip to Nosara, Costa Rica for myself and 9 women, through Surf Diva. It was an outstanding experience for everyone. I've been a guide and trip leader for 20 years and I can honestly say Surf Diva is one of the best I've worked with. I will continue to surf with them and travel the world to amazing destinations, bring my friends and clients and recommend them strongly to anyone wanting to learn or just to experience surfing, Go visit them in La Jolla! It's an exceeds expectations experience always. Thank you Surf Diva!
- Carolyn P. - via yelp.com February 2013
"I am a trainer, and I set a very high standard for myself and tend to measure all other trainers with the same high set of expectations. If a trainer finds genuine joy and excitement in even the smallest growth and change in her clients, that is a trainer who cares. All my expectations were met and exceeded, and I was truly touched at the patience and joy the gals seemed to have in my very humble attempts! I am a very very beginner surfer who is still happy on the inside...but, I can speak to the absolute joy of the experience which totally transcends any lack of skill or ability. There is nothing like just letting go and trying something new, I tell my own clients all the time- jump in and see, try something new, why not?! I am very excited becasue this gives me an impetus to continue facing my fear of open water and to challenge myself to keep getting in the water, even if it's just the pool. Excellent adventure, thank you so much!"
- Kathleen S, February 7, 2012
"Absolutely amazing! If you want to learn to surf and you like adventure and especially if you are a woman - this is the place to go! The instructors are knowledgeable, patient and fun. Costa Rica is beautiful! You will be exhausted and exhilarated! Great surfing, great food, great people and great fun!"
"Cross it off the Bucket List, I learned to surf! If you ever wanted to learn to surf here is your chance. I have wanted to learn to surf for a long time, it even is (make that was) on my bucket list. So searching around I found Surf Diva Surf School. Ok, I"m not a girl, but they teach guys too and I listen way better to female insturcters usually anyway. Our Surf Coach (Ashley) gave us all the info and instruction we needed in a straight forward and fun way. We (Me, my wife, and my 13 year old son) all loved it. Ashley is a great teacher. And we all go up on the board. Surf Diva provided the boards and wet suits. We definetly want to go back for more. What are you waiting for??? Go SURF. You will love it. Your kids will love it. You will never remember your best day sitting on the couch watching TV, you will remeber this!"
"Melissa was incredible. Meeting her was instantly like visiting your long-time friend. Her instruction was incredible. She was so encouraging and patient. She did some research for me for some potential recreational activities. We all had so much fun together. This experience wwas well beyond what I anticipated. The girls were great and Melissa made this trip so much fun. I was able to make more progress surfing than I thought I would."
- Rebecca Gullott 2010
"I learned and improved more in one day of surfing with Surf Diva than I did in three weeks of surfing on my own. The instructor was great, very helpful, friendly, and responsive to my questions. The Hospitality Coordinator was also very friendly and arranged everything for us, including our canopy tour, which made our trip very relaxing and stress-free."
- Jennifer April '09
"One of the best weeks of my life! Would highly recommend Surf Diva...to many of my girlfriends."
-Sonia December '08
"This was the most amazing vacation I have ever been on. It truly changed my life. I really needed something like this at this time in my life. The location was beautiful and the people I met along the way were helpful, fun, and inspirational."
- Krista December '08
"This was perhaps the best week of my life. I was extremely pleased with the high level of professionalism and ability of all of the Surf Diva staff. I cannot wait to reunited with my fellow Divas!"
- Joanne December '08
"More than beneficial. I walked into the camp afraid of the water and left as the most 'intense paddler'. I can't believe I can catch a wave on my own now! The whole week was amazing- a trip NEVER to forget."
- Sarah November '07
"I am so grateful to [Surf Diva] for helping me to have my dream come true, to finally learn to surf. This is the first time I have gone on a one week adventure and felt like I was away for three weeks because so much was packed into my daily schedule...I had a blast and began 2007 with a totally new perspective. I feel so physically strong...I highly recommend this program to my friends and also to anyone interested in really learning to surf."
- Marina January '07
"This was a great experience! Even as a non-athlete, I felt like I could keep up. The instructors were all friendly and encouraging. Annie was my instructor and she was wonderful-always with a smile on her face and a word of instruction or encouragement. She helped make this a fantastic time! Lise was very capable-we always felt secure whether in the water or in a cab. She had everything under control. Great staff!"
- Terri April ‘06
"I had a great time at Surf Diva camp. My surfing dramatically improved and I am on my way to having some confidence in my skills. Thanks to Lise and the other instructors for always cheering-it really helps when you are struggling and nervous! I would love to come back to camp. Thanks for a great vacation."
- Kristin March ‘06
"This is obviously a very professional organization with a well run program. Our instructors (Poppy, KT, and especially Annie) were top notch in caring for our needs. I have already recommended your trip to others. I’ll be back in Costa Rica for sure. Mahalo! P.S. I loved the camaraderie that the all women camp fosters. Great work ladies!!"
- Lisa April ‘06
"I had a wonderful time. Our instructors did a great job with a large group. Every minute was pure fun. I would do it again in a minute (and hope to next spring with my daughter) and I will strongly recommend Surf Diva."
- Mary April ‘06