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SURF LESSONS

Cozumel, Mexico

Experience hosted by Bernie

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, transport, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in Spanish, English

What you'll do

learn about the knowledge of the ocean and the basic skills of surfing.
¡Have fun catching waves with us !
Lessons for all
ages and levels, learn to surf or improve your skills.
First we will be talking about the conscience of the ocean.
Then we will have a theoretical class where we will review the basic techniques of navigation.
Once the group is ready, we head to the waves where we will practice our newly learned skills.
Depending on the level of experience of the group,
we start with a class for beginners or we will simply get directly into the water, on the waves,
¡ Then we take a break on the beach to eat some fresh fruit in season !
Still not finished...
¡ we will surf again !
Other things to note
You can bring your sunblock or your suntanlotion if you wish!
Weather is perfect for the occasion, towels, swimsuit and desire to have fun!
learn about the knowledge of the ocean and the basic skills of surfing.
¡Have fun catching waves with us !
Lessons for all
ages and levels, learn to surf or improve your skills.
First we will be talking about the conscience of the ocean.
Then we will have a theoretical class where we will review the basic techniques of navigation.
Once the group is ready, we head to the waves where we will practice our newly learned…

Bernie's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Fruit, granola bar
  • Drinks
    does not include alcoholic beverages
  • Transport
    Car
  • Equipment
    Board, rashguard, wax, water shoes.
From £37
/ person
Wed, 21 Apr
£37 per person
09:00 - 13:00
£37 per person
Thu, 22 Apr
£37 per person
09:00 - 13:00
£37 per person
Fri, 23 Apr
£37 per person
09:00 - 13:00
£37 per person

Meet your host, Bernie

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 20 Reviews
  • Identity verified
surfing has been my passion for 25 years, I belong to the federation of Mexican surfing since 1996
I will make you have your best experience in Cozumel
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Where you'll be

the practical classes take place in the east of the island, the wild side of the island, concretely in Chenrio beach
J
April 2021
We are Wyoming people. Other than kids on skateboards, reckless snowboarders on the slopes, some potheads who surf the big rapid on the Snake River close to our home, and Sean Penn’s iconic role as Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, I have had zero exposure to surfing. We decided to take this class as a “get out of your comfort zone” experience for the entire family. I am pleased we did. Bernie, our instructor was communicative and very precise with his instructions on where to meet him. We did not realize that the lessons were on the far side of the Island of Cozumel before we signed up for the class. We were staying in Playa Del Carmen, but Bernie gave us instructions on how to catch the early ferry to the island and was exactly where he said he would be when we left the boat. We traveled by car to a small cove on the east side of Cozumel. Along the way we got to know Bernie and talked about the effect the pandemic has had on the local economy. Just before we arrived at the cove, Bernie stopped for a moment to point out three crocodiles (that is the plural form of crocodile, right? I mean I hate when people refer to more than one elk as “elks” and more than one deer as “deers”, so if I’m wrong I apologize), basking in the morning sun along a creek in the mangroves. We arrived at the cove and began our “ground school” in an abandoned bar perched above the ocean. Bernie introduced us to his team who helped teach us the basics of positioning, board control and balance. We spent quite a while balancing on a short slab of plywood balanced atop a foot long piece of 8” pipe. Bernie and Victor patiently steadied us and encouraged us as we teetered about like drunks stepping off a merry-go-round. Our kids didn’t have a problem and finished ground school faster than their parents. We were outfitted with proper clothing, water shoes and boards. Then, out into the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean. I trudged out with purpose, in sort of a reverse version of Gen. McArther’s return. The ocean was, well, “wavey” as I guess it should be if one is to ride the waves. Victor and Bernie split our group in two and each man helped his group to launch into the surf and attempt to balance on a board pitching, rolling and yawing while moving forward through the water. Our boys picked up the skill quite quickly. As for the parents - it took a few tries. Bernie and Victor were professional and patient to the level of sainthood. The time passed quickly and soon our school was finished. We were treated to cold water and snacks to recoup the energy burned trying to swim and balance in the surf. Bernie’s crew took some amazing shots to prove that we all were able to stand up and ride the waves. Even if it was for just a few moments in my case. On our ride back to town, we exchanged stories and learned more about Bernie’s work and life on the island. A spectacular adventure all thanks to Bernie!
We are Wyoming people. Other than kids on skateboards, reckless snowboarders on the slopes, some potheads who surf the big rapid on the Snake River close to our home, and Sean Pen…
Jessica
March 2021
Our day of surfing with Bernie was absolutely wonderful. Bernie and his son Leo are lovely people, and it was wonderful to go around Cozumel with people that know so much about the island and the culture. The surfing was fantastic, Bernie did a great job of giving us instruction on the beach before we actually got into the water. I would highly recommend this for anyone that would like to try surfing in a safe and fun way!
Our day of surfing with Bernie was absolutely wonderful. Bernie and his son Leo are lovely people, and it was wonderful to go around Cozumel with people that know so much about the…
Polina
March 2021
Bernie is a really good teacher, he carried about our comfort, helped us and explained everything to us as many times as we heeded)
Nate & Eun-Young
February 2020
This is a great experience for surfers from beginner to intermediate, starting with basic instruction and exercises, then a nice drive out to the undeveloped east side of Cozumel for a couple hours of surfing. The two Cesar’s were wonderful hosts and instructors. We had a great time.
This is a great experience for surfers from beginner to intermediate, starting with basic instruction and exercises, then a nice drive out to the undeveloped east side of Cozumel f…
Nastja
February 2020
My wife and I went surfing with Cesar and it was really special. Comfortable and fun both Cesars treated us like family right away. I liked the dry technique lesson with indie boards first. The ride out to the beach is beautiful and the water is great! We will come again to do more tours with them!
My wife and I went surfing with Cesar and it was really special. Comfortable and fun both Cesars treated us like family right away. I liked the dry technique lesson with indie boar…
Amy
February 2020
Great experience, definitely worth every penny. Our instructors Cesar and Cesar were super friendly and helpful. The introductory lesson on land with balance boards was helpful. They made us feel like we were out surfing with friends. We really enjoyed the entire experience! Highly recommend!
Great experience, definitely worth every penny. Our instructors Cesar and Cesar were super friendly and helpful. The introductory lesson on land with balance boards was helpful. T…

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  • Wed, 21 Apr
    09:00 - 13:00
    £37 per person
  • Thu, 22 Apr
    09:00 - 13:00
    £37 per person
  • Fri, 23 Apr
    09:00 - 13:00
    £37 per person
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    09:00 - 13:00
    £37 per person
  • Mon, 26 Apr
    09:00 - 13:00
    £37 per person
  • Tue, 27 Apr
    09:00 - 13:00
    £37 per person
  • Wed, 28 Apr
    09:00 - 13:00
    £37 per person
  • Thu, 29 Apr
    09:00 - 13:00
    £37 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Towel, sunblock