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Surf With Amigas offers surf yoga retreats that are open to all ages and all ability levels. We had a mix of all of that on this retreat at our Northern Costa Rica location – from ladies who had been surfing a while to some who had never touched a board. There was an awesome mother/daughters trio who shared a party wave with all three riding. So fun!
Posted by hollybeck27 on December 10, 2018
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Our first ever retreat at our Pura Vista location was so fun! We had a mixed level group including one mother/daughter duo. We scored some awesome waves and got a chance to surf a variety of spots. After surfing we’d go back to the house, swim in the pool, and relax, enjoying the awesome view! We do have several other retreats on our schedule at this location starting the week of Feb 23 if you’re
Posted by hollybeck27 on December 9, 2018
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Beginner surf retreat We just wrapped up our very first beginner surf retreat of the season in Northern Costa Rica. While some of the ladies who attended did have prior surfing experience, we also had a handful who had never surfed before. This sand bottom bay is the perfect spot for learning to stand up for the very first time. It’s also a great spot to refine existing skills. Dance off We had some incredible
Posted by hollybeck27 on November 19, 2018
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Our first retreat of the new season was an advanced shortboard retreat held in Northern Costa Rica. We scored some pretty amazing waves and most mornings we paddled out just after dawn which means we had the lineups to ourselves. Check out the highlight video!
Posted by hollybeck27 on November 14, 2018
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SWA founder Holly Beck talks about returning to her home in Northern Nicaragua for the first time since protests erupted into civil unrest last spring, causing us to temporarily cancel all Nicaraguan Retreats. Traveling to Nicaragua I was in Costa Rica running retreats last spring when civil unrest erupted in my adopted home country of Nicaragua. I’ll be honest that even despite hearing from our friends – both local and expat – that now it
Posted by hollybeck27 on October 21, 2018
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Pam LeBlanc is a journalist for the Austin Statesman. She joined us on a retreat this past summer to learn to surf and wrote about her experience. An excerpt from her exciting story is below, along with a link to the full article. Enjoy! Surf instructor Chloe demonstrates the nose ride on a long left. The waves await On the last day of surf camp, we head across the muddy gravel road in front of
Posted by hollybeck27 on September 28, 2018
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We love Nicaragua and Can’t wait to be back!   In April, Civil Unrest Temporarily Put Retreats on HOld Up until June 2018, Nicaragua was the primary location to join Surf With Amigas on a weeklong adventure of surf, sun, new friends, and awesome good times. When anti-government protests broke out in April of 2018 and turned violent, we hoped they would pass quickly. Months later, daily bad news led us to make the very
Posted by hollybeck27 on September 25, 2018
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During retreats we focus on avoiding crowds altogether as much as possible, but we know that most people don’t have the luxury of living in a spot or having a schedule where it’s possible to avoid other surfers. For all of you living a city surf lifestyle, here are some tips you can use to catch more waves even at a crowded spot. Holly with a lonely pre-sunrise bottom turn at a normally very crowded
Posted by hollybeck27 on August 21, 2018
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In July we hosted an advanced retreat in Southern Costa Rica. The advanced retreats are open to ladies that do have a solid amount of prior surf experience and are working on more complex turns, style, and higher level skills. This particular week we were a bit unlucky with swell. The waves were on the smaller side, but as you can see, it’s never flat and we still had plenty of surf to work with.
Posted by hollybeck27 on August 20, 2018
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We love family surf retreats! It’s so fun to share the joy of the ocean with the next generation of little surfers. If you have kids that you want to get into surfing, bringing them to warm water waves with an easy channel for paddling out is the best way to do it! SWA founder Holly Beck has two kids that she’s been surfing with and has honed a program for getting kids up and riding
Posted by hollybeck27 on August 7, 2018
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