SWA Teaches Our Local Staff How To Surf

If you’ve been on one of our retreats in Southern Costa Rica, you’ll recognize these awesome ladies as the ones who make your delicious meals, greet you with a smile at cocktail hour, and keep your room tidy. After watching all our awesome guests with big smiles on their faces after a great surf session, these ladies wanted to try it for themselves. We took them down to the beach and did a surf lesson as if they were guests, complete with a pre-session stretch and post-session video analysis. They loved it! It felt so good to share the stoke of surfing with our entire team.

CoEd Advanced Surf Coaching Retreat in Costa Rica Highlight Video

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Wildlife, epic surf, good people, and adventures! This is what Surf With Amigas is all about. Here’s the highlight video from a super fun co-ed retreat in April at our Southern Costa Rica location. The retreat featured four couples who came together to relax, unwind, and improve their surfing skills.
There’s no better way to improve than on-wave coaching – where one of our instructors rides a wave with you, offering suggestions in real time, often with GoPro in hand.

Family Retreat Art Class

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Family Retreat Art Class

The family retreats are so amazingly fun! Aside from the normal Surf With Amigas program, we have a few fun camp counselor-type instructors on hand to come up with activities to engage the kids so that parents can do yoga, go for a relaxing walk on the beach or just have a quiet moment to sip a glass of wine.

This week we had a great group of kids aged 2.5 – 14. We had a scavenger hunt, played hide and seek, and took them to the De Colores art studio for a private art class with our fabulous friend Hadas. The class involved first taking a walk on the beach to collect sticks and smooth stones that were then painted and decorated.

Enjoy the gorgeous photos from the experience taken by @courtneyblythephotography

Bring your family to join us on a future family retreat (click the link for info)!


Release Baby Sea Turtles in Nicaragua in November and December

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Surf with Amigas has been sponsoring the Waves of Hope sea turtle conservation program since 2012. We just committed to another year doing our part to give back by supporting the program that buys baby sea turtle eggs from poachers turned conservationists to ensure there will be turtles in the lineup for years to come!

See below for the video we made way back in 2012 in our first year of the project. All the info is the same! If you’d like to participate in the release of baby turtles, join us in Nicaragua Nov 2-9, Nov 9-16, Nov 23-30, or Dec 7-14!