Surf With Amigas believes in giving back to the communities where we live, love, and surf with our guests.
We have been funding baby sea turtle conservation programs in Nicaragua and Costa Rica for many years. Our funds contribute to turning potential poachers into conservationists, assuring that sea turtle nests are not raided by people wanting to eat or sell the eggs, but that eggs are transferred to a safe hatchery, assuring the best chance of success for the little turtles.
Starting last year, Surf With Amigas has supported a therapeutic arts program for Costa Rican children and adults. In a community where there are not any extracurricular activities available, having an opportunity to spend some time in a safe space, exploring art with an encouraging teacher has contributed to an increase in self-esteem and feeling of well-being. This program is especially important now that schools are shut down.
Our partners are asking for our continued support of these worthy programs, but unfortunately since we are not able to host any retreats right now we don’t have the extra funds to do it. We are reaching out to ask if any of our awesome Amigas have a little extra to help in this time. Luckily, a little goes a long way down here.
We know and love these organizations and know that 100% of the money generated will go directly to these projects. Thank you so much for your continued support!
In our downtime between being able to run retreats, Holly has been busy posting some online content in a classroom format. The newest creation is a clinic on How To Nose Ride.
The mechanics of what makes nose riding possible.
What types of boards, fins, and waves are best for nose riding.
How to read waves to position yourself and your board to set up for nose riding.
Some tips for practicing on land to make it easier once you are in the water.
Nose riding is hard to do, but it’s a lot easier when you understand what you need to do to be successful. This class will help you choose the right board and fin setup, find the right wave, know what to look for on the wave, how to set up the wave so that you can start walking forward, and what to do when you’re up there!
I’ll also give you some useful tips for practicing on land that will help you out even more once you get into the water.
This class involves one 20 minute video about nose riding, a video about how to read waves, and then space for discussion, Q&A, and follow up videos based on the questions.
Back before social distancing was a thing, when travel was still an option, when warm water and good waves were all we were thinking about… here’s a highlight video from a time we can’t wait to relive.
Super long glassy lefts and rights, ladies of all levels getting the longest waves of their lives surfing with amigas in southern Costa Rica. This is one of the last retreats we ran in the beginning of March before COVID changed the world. We can’t wait to get back to this lifestyle! Be sure to stay tuned for the hilarious wipeout section!
We aren’t sure when we’ll be able to get back to running retreats, but as soon as we can we will let you all know! Thanks for your support.