Skills we’ll focus on
Since the retreat is open to all types of advanced surfers, some days we may be breaking up the group by board length, while other days we’ll all surf together. Short boarders will work on cutbacks, bottom turns, top turns, and how to generate their own speed. We expect that attendees will already know how to duck dive, but we can work on tips to improve duck dive technique. Long boarders will work on turns, generating speed, cross-stepping, cutbacks, looking stylish, and nose riding. Long boarders are also welcome to try out shorter boards.
We’ll stay at a super cute little eco resort with multiple waves within walking distance. There are a couple faster (better for shorter boards) waves out front, and a few gentler waves a little ways down the beach (better for longboards). If the swell is bigger we’ll be on a mission by boat or car to surf some of the longest waves in the world. We strategically planned this retreat in May, when we’re likely to get a bit of swell and surf the points. There are a couple of world class waves where you could get the wave of your life, and a few other nooks and crannies that are also super fun and lesser known. We’ll be on surf safari to get you into the very best waves for you, breaking up the group by ability and board size so that everyone gets what they’re looking for, and we don’t show up anywhere with a big group! *Get surf coaching by Holly or Jackie, assisted by our other instructors TBD. Check out our instructors page to read their bios.
The Eco Resort
The resort is nestled at the bottom of an 800 acre private biological reserve and looks directly out at the ocean. The lodging is eco-friendly and rustic but comfortable, with large screened windows, fans to keep cool, and ensuite bathrooms. Each room is equipped with 3 or 4 beds and will sleep 2-4 Amigas. There’s a covered restaurant area for meals and where we’ll do our video coaching and “classroom” sessions. This region in Costa Rica is also regarded as one of the most biologically diverse places in the world. Expect to see monkeys, sloths, toucans, scarlet macaws and a variety of other local creatures!
Costa Rica Advanced Retreat Details
- 2 way airport transfer between Golfito Regional Airport and the resort (provided you arrive and depart within our recommended windows)
- 4 delicious meals per day
- Coffee, tea, fresh juices
- Car and boat trips to surf
- High quality individualized coaching both in water and during video review sessions
- Classroom sessions breaking down the mechanics of surfboards and maneuvers
- Other activities if the surf isn’t firing
- Daily yoga sessions