Many of the Amigas for our January 23rd retreat were escaping the cold hailing from places like Canada, Alaska and Vermont! The majority being first timers didn’t change the fact that we had created full frothing surf monsters by the end!
January 16th retreat highlights! Birthdays were celebrated and some bomb waves were ridden. The Amigas really came out of their comfort zone as the last several days of the retreat were met with some solid swell. Enjoy!
Play, relax and rejuvenate.
Join Surf With Amiga’s head yoga teacher, Nikki, along with Acro instructors Dion and Lotsie for a week of acro and restorative yoga, surfing, slack lining, volcano hiking and more!
AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community.
Dates: Aug 8 – Aug 15, 2015
The ‘Acro Shine’ Retreat includes:
- 7 night accommodation at El Coco Loco Resort
- All meals (seafood and vegetarian options available), healthy snacks and raw desserts
- All non-alcoholic beverages including smoothies, fresh fruit and vegetable juices
- Daily Acro-Yoga with Dion and Lotsie
- Daily Meditative & Restorative Yoga w/ Nikki
- Thai Massage Workshop
- Introductory Group Surf Lesson
- Volcan Telica Hike — see lava!!
- Chocolate making lesson
- Opportunity to get involved with the local community through non-profit organization, Waves of Hope
- Transportation to and from the Managua International Airport
- Single Occupancy $1550 USD
- Double Occupancy $1350 USD
- Triple Occupancy $1250 USD
A Room in the Beach House
- Single Occupancy $1700 USD
- Double Occupancy $1550 USD
To register or with any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention you came through the Surf With Amigas site!
After a few months off and a few retreats in El Salvador, the Amigas are back in Nicaragua for the dry season. The week of November 9th kicked off the new season with an awesome group of Amigas who were completely shredding in the water, upside down on the sand, and racing on horseback.
Surf With Amigas is partnered with the non-profit Waves Of Hope on a variety of projects including the endeavor to build the first high school in the area. Check out a video by Surf For Life from a recent trip with a group of volunteers. Come down and help us out! During the 2013 season, each retreat will involve the option to spend an a few hours helping out with this project.
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They may look like humans but their mermaid fins are revealed the moment they hit the saltwater. They nurture their muscles while mixing cement to build a high school for Nicaraguan children, then dive into the ocean at sunset after a few sips of cold beer. The life of an Amiga.
Rocco is a surfing Rottweiler at El Coco Loco Resort in Nicaragua. He loves ladies, chasing baby cows, and peanut butter toast. He’s been surfing a few years but recently caught his very first green wave. Just like humans, once he got that one, he became totally addicted to surfing! He’s super cute!
Hayla is the youngest of five sisters of which Holly Beck is the oldest. She learned to surf at 7 years old, but got annoyed by too many wipeouts and quit. At 19 years old, she came to Nicaragua to Surf With Amigas and rediscovered her love of surfing.
Surf With Amigas is mostly about surfing, yoga, and having awesome adventures with new friends, but we also like to help out the local community. We work closely with Waves of Hope – a non-profit working to improve the lives of local community members by focusing first on education on whatever project they have going on at the time. Right now they are engaged in re-vamping the local schools and making them more comfortable for learning. We took an afternoon to help clean, sand, and paint a middle school classroom.
It’s natural to want to give back and help people. Travel experiences are so much more meaningful when you get a chance to interact with the local community and impact their lives in a positive way. When I was looking for a place to run the women’s surf and yoga retreats I wanted to partner with someone who was making a positive impact on the community. Coco Loco is the perfect place. They run a non-profit called Waves of Hope that is investing in education to teach the people how to help themselves. Those are the sorts of businesses that I want to support and you can feel good about doing the same.
For more information about Waves Of Hope, click here!