It all starts with surfing.
Whether you are ready to catch your very first wave, become more confident in the water, transition to riding a shortboard, or improve your existing skills while making new surfing friends, we will help you achieve your goals. Our primary location is a remote and uncrowded area of Northern Nicaragua with awesome waves for surfers of all abilities, but it is especially good for learning to stand up for the first time. We also have several retreats per year in El Salvador for returning amigas or intermediate level surfers, taking advantage of the long point breaks there. Every year we’ll try to introduce one more new location to keep it fresh and exciting, particularly for returning Amigas, including the Philippines and Panama! Getting you into the best waves is our top priority. If you are willing to think positively, push yourself, and listen to feedback you will leave the retreat a better surfer.
Between surfing sessions we’ll do yoga.
Yoga is so good for your body and mind. Yoga is a great way for surfers to work on core strength, flexibility, balance, and breathing. The yoga sessions will vary between strength building and restorative yoga. The instructor will provide modifications of poses so that every yogi will feel supported and challenged.
I’m a surfing addict, but even I know that life and travel are not simply about catching waves. After a couple super long sessions, it’s nice to give the paddling muscles a short break and explore the area. We focus on adventures that both challenge the body and inspire the mind. We’ll go galloping on horseback down the beach, check out a different restaurant with an incredible view, explore a volcano, learn to make tortillas, and interact in a meaningful way with local kids and community members.
The difference between Surf with Amigas and other women’s surf and yoga retreats is attitude and experience. Unlike other places where the instructors are barely intermediate surfers themselves, when you stay with us you will be coached and supported by Holly Beck, a professional surfer with a keen eye for how to help you specifically improve. We’ve carefully selected a team of instructors to assist Holly in the coaching and supporting (see bios here). We video every session and go over the footage so that you can see what you’re doing right and what little changes might help you really improve.
We also create a culture of support. The other girls will become your new surfing sisters, yelling and cheering and clapping and dancing in celebration of your awesome rides. There is no need to worry about coming alone. 90% of the ladies that have participated so far have come alone and left the retreat with a group of new friends.
Come play! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking info and check out the schedule link for dates!