We are gearing up for one of our favorite retreats of the season, which kicks off our Central American season, the advanced tube riding clinic in North Nicaragua! Here’s a highlight from Holly surfing the beach break from our last tube riding clinic back in August.
I’ve watched this family of three young girls grow up learning to surf in Nicaragua. They are so inspiring, funny, and they charge! To get in the mood for our upcoming advanced Tube Riding Clinic beginning next Saturday, here’s a message from the three young girls….. “Always Pull Into the Tube!!!!” Enjoy…
The Resano sisters — 15-year-old Valentina (Valen), 13-year-old Candelaria (Cande) and 10-year-old Maxima grew up in the wave-rich zone around Popoyo in southern Nicaragua. Their father Manny, an Argentinian big-wave charger, had them surfing from very early ages, and now, in addition to traveling around the world and doing regular contests, the three are becoming known as some of the best younger big-wave girl surfers in the world. (Valen received an alternate invite for the Red Bull Queen of the Bay, to be held at Waimea Bay if it breaks — which could be next week.)
That said, they’re still kids. And sometimes, left to their own devices, kids can get kinda whacky and creative and funny, which is exactly what the video above is. “This past south swell season, we decided not to do that many surf contests and spend more time in quality waves,” said dad Manny. “I don’t know if that’s the right decision for a competitor, but you can be sure that I was stoked about it. We traveled to many places in Nicaragua, places where people don’t surf, it was a great experience.”
The family retreats are some of our favorite because it is so cool to watch kids fall in love with the ocean alongside their parents. Group hikes, art classes, chocolate making workshops, big family surf sessions, horseback riding, and kids being entertained by our staff while adults to get chill and do yoga… it’s all part of the fun and adventure. Whether your kids already know how to surf, or you want to get them started, bring them down to play!
If you didn’t see our blog post about the awesome kid’s art class that we had during this retreat, you can read the story here.
We are so excited to head back to Southern Costa Rica after our summer break. In the meantime, we’re enjoying reliving the highlights! This is the highlight video from a retreat in May at our Longboard Surf House.
Gorgeous aerial footage of the amazing waves and environment you will encounter on a Surf With Amigas Surf and Yoga retreat in southern Costa Rica. It does not get any better than this!