We love seeing Amigas come back on multiple retreats because it’s so inspiring to see the improvement! Here’s Nicole’s story. She took a break from her busy job as a public defender in middle-of-nowhere Alaska to learn to surf and after two more retreats she was getting super long rides, totally in control, and doing turns. So cool!
We had a trio of friends from South Carolina bring their smooth surfing styles to a surf yoga retreat. They were tons of fun to hang out with both on land and in the water. Here’s a highlight video just for them.
At the end of retreats, we usually pick a few ladies and ask them their favorite experience of the week. Was it the surfing, the horseback riding, the opportunity to share awesome adventures with new like-minded friends? Of course it’s usually all of those things, but this week Kara summed it up in a way that I hadn’t imagined, but really like. She said, “Every day there’s an opportunity to overcome fear.”
A lot of ladies come down with a fear of the ocean, horseback riding, or volcano boarding, but with the support of eachother and the staff at Surf With Amigas you end up feeling totally empowered, bad ass, and like you can do anything! That’s our goal!
A friend brought down a prototype inflatable SUP and we put it to the test in some solid surf. It was not easy to ride solo, so we decided that the best idea would be to get three of us on there. A couple of the wipeouts were actually quite painful and in the end we were kinda scared, but still motivated to catch a bomb! This experience made me very grateful for badass water-women friends!