This is an adventure that takes place in July in Northern Nicaragua as a group of Amigas on a Womens Surf Yoga and Adventure retreat learn to surf and outrun a lightning storm on horseback. You may have seen the photos but the video tells the true story.
A few Amigas talk about their experience with at a Surf and Yoga retreat with Surf With Amigas while surfing, sharing a few cocktails, admiring gorgeous views, and even sneaking a ride from a friend when you’re too tired to paddle anymore.
It’s the rainy season which means slightly bigger waves. After a few warmup days at the bay the swell picked up even bigger and we took the Amigas out into waves that were a little larger than we normally like. The Amigas totally handled it. They trusted their instructors and went for it! Sometimes they went for it so hard that they rode all the way into the rocks. Fortunately everyone came up smiling and we had some great stories for later.
The Surf With Amigas crew cruised down to Southern Nicaragua for a retreat at Magnific Rock in Popoyo. 12 awesome Amigas scored super cute waves, galloped on horses, and explored the nearby hot springs. Good times!
Chelsea Denning joined us in the Philippines for her second trip with Surf With Amigas. She’s super cute, fun to hang out with, and always the first one up in the morning ready to go surfing! After the trip she sent us this great thank you note with a link to the video she edited from the clips collected on the trip.
I wanted to thank you for another AMAZING retreat! I had an awesome time and thought the Philippines location was just perfect! I appreciate that you always make sure we have a great time and in addition to the fun surf making it a full adventure trip.
My husband says every time I come back he can see a noticeable improvement in my surfing and especially my confidence in surfing. I really appreciate all your help in pushing me and guiding me to get better at surfing. I love surfing so much and realize that it only gets more fun the better you get so am looking forward to continuing to improve!
Thank you also for all the awesome video footage. I did some video editing and put it together along with a bunch of footage I took too. Here it is!
I can’t wait to hear about next year’s retreats! I’m already looking forward to coming back and joining you in maybe El Salvador or Ecuador or any other awesome location you have lined up!
Mariah Almond is an Amiga from Texas who came to the Philippines for her third retreat with Surf With Amigas. We’ve watched her surfing seriously improve over the last couple of years. During this trip she was shredding. She credits a lot of her performance to her awesome surfboard which she has named “lady parts”. It’s modeled after an Al Merrick Sperm Whale but sized down for a lady.
Super cute waves, gorgeous water, sunny mornings. Life is good in the Philippines for our first of two women’s surf and yoga retreats. We wake up, get on a boat, paddle out to empty waves, duck dive in super clear water, and cheer for new friends. So sweet!
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 like to boogie. We know how to get down. We are usually in bed by 9pm so we can get up early and shred, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for a little Salsa!
A lot of people ask me about it. “How long did you do the tour? Why did you stop?”
Here’s the answer in a nutshell.