An Amiga joined us on a retreat in late May 2016 and edited this video of her experience shown through her perspective. It’s a great summary of what goes on during a Surf With Amigas Surf and Yoga retreat. Tons of fun, dancing, adventures, and big surf improvement.
A big swell gave Amigas a chance to explore new surf spots via boat. They also got a chance to surf the infamous Pavones wave and blaze their own trail on horseback!
Amigas got some awesome waves and some sick go pro footy! Stoked they took a break from their skiing and snowboarding to come hang with us for the week!
Our first retreat of 2016 in Costa Rica was awesome! We scored awesome uncrowded waves at Pavones, galloped down the beach on horseback, and laughed a lot with a new group of friends.
Galloping down the beach on horseback is my favorite thing to do ever. The feeling of freedom and adrenaline is intoxicating. Surfing is pretty fun too. In this video the staff shredders and Amigas frothers show off their skills to the lovely tunes of one of our instructors. Annie Bethancourt rips on a guitar, has a voice like and angel, and will also help you improve your surfing. Check her out at http://anniebethancourt.bandcamp.com/
Really, when it comes down to it, we’re all about having fun. Whether it’s cheering for new friends as they catch the best wave of their life, sharing a cold beer under an amazing sunset, racing down the beach on horseback, or dancing at the top of a volcano, we love to have a good time. This group just so happened to top the volcano boarding speed list with Jess from Western Australia scoring 72km/hr, and a bunch more Amigas in the above 50km category. Thankfully, no one was injured!
If you’ve been to one of our Northern Nicaragua retreats then you know, galloping on the beach is one of the best feelings in the world. People are often nervous about it. We get plenty of ladies who haven’t been on a horse since they were a kid, or even never. They’re nervous about being able to control such a big powerful animal. But the horses we use are super well trained. They know the beach, they know the drill, and they love to gallop. All you have to do is believe in yourself and hold on for the ride of your life. Here’s what it looks like. If you want to feel it for yourself, you’ve just gotta come down!
We toast cacao beans, grind them up, then make our own delicious chocolate balls. We help baby turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean. We ride horses at high speeds. We surf and surf and surf. This is what it’s like to be an Amiga at Surf With Amigas Surf Yoga Retreats in North Nicaragua.
There’s nothing like galloping at full speed down the beach at sunset after a morning spent trying to catch the wave of your life. Think you wouldn’t be able to fully gallop down the beach on a horse? You’re wrong! Believe in yourself and you can do it! Just watch these ladies…
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.