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!
Once a year we pack up all the boards and drive South to Magnific Rock for our annual Southern Nicaragua Retreat. This year we had a very diverse group of Amigas from a few different countries including Peru and Australia. We had pretty small surf which allowed us to surf three different spots. Everyone improved so much!
Great conditions, fun waves, and a diverse group of beginners and shredders, it was a super fun week at Surf With Amigas. Here are just a few of the highlights from the week of June 28th 2014.
Surf With Amigas is primarily about surfing. We surf when the conditions are best and schedule all other activities around that. However, there’s a lot more to it than what happens out in the water. There’s daily yoga, and all day laughter. Plenty of adventures, horseback riding, jungle hiking, monkey sound making, and good food eating. It’s hilarious, interesting, fun, and addicting!
This is the highlight video from our first ever retreat in Costa Rica. As you can see, it was incredibly awesome. We hiked, we danced, we rode horses, we explored the jungle, we did yoga, and of course we surfed! We are super stoked and have decided to make the Costa Rican retreats an annual event. Stay tuned for details on future retreats.
Part two of our January Retreat Highlights package – here’s more surfing action plus some horseback riding and the ladies give back with Waves of Hope by helping to finish the Olas De Esperanza High School project and get it ready for students.
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.
It’s that time of year again, baby sea turtle season! As of this year, Surf With Amigas has taken over the funding of the Waves of Hope Sea Turtle project.
For any long-time followers of this website, the video will seem familiar. We posted it a year ago, but nothing has changed so here it is again to get you fired up on the November and December retreats. Check out the schedule for dates and availability. Come surf and do yoga with Surf With Amigas and support baby sea turtles!
Normally, we do retreats in Eastern El Salvador at a spot called Las Flores. This time, we followed a tip to a location in Western El Sal that turned out to be a lot less crowded and super interesting. We dubbed it an adventure and exploration retreat, and that it was!
We were pretty bummed when we saw the forecasted big swell since the spot we were staying liked smaller swells, until we heard a rumor about a secret left that could handle big swells. It turned out to be amazing!
After surfing, we cruised up to the cloud forest and showered in a waterfall. Check it out!
We’re headed back to this part of El Salvador in October. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
At Surf With Amigas women’s surf and yoga retreat we focus on helping ladies of all abilities improve their skills. We get a lot of beginners who have never surfed before, and quite a few ladies with some experience who want to improve. Most participants ride longboards or funshapes in the 8′-9′ range. But, we do sometimes get some shortboarders. This week we had 3 shortboarders wanting to work on their skills and luckily we also had a nice swell which allowed us to get a few sessions in at the point.