Giving Back

“travel with purpose”
We believe travel is more meaningful when you have a chance to GIVE BACK and leave the place a little better than you found it. At each of our locations we partner with a resort that is engaged with their local community, or a non-profit that is working hard to improve the lives of locals. BELOW ARE DETAILS ABOUT THE CAUSES AND ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT AND WE HOPE TO CONTINUE SHINING A LIGHT ON THEse Cause at every retreat.

Waves of Hope

In Northern Nicaragua we partner with Waves of Hope, a Canadian based non-profit primarily focused on education that has constructed schools, built homes, and sponsors scholarship students. For each guest joining us on a retreat in Northern Nicaragua we have pledged to support one scholarship student for a month. Learn more here and here!

Sea Turtle Conservation

We also fully sponsor the Waves of Hope sea turtle conservation program. Sea turtle eggs are considered a delicacy leading to lots of issues with poaching. The program works to educate locals on the importance of protecting turtles. We fund the efforts to buy the eggs, collect them in a safely guarded hatchery, then release them after hatching to ensure generations of turtles to come. If you’re interested in helping us release the turtles, the hatching season is typically October to January.

Women in Sports

Surf With Amigas strongly believes in women’s empowerment and encouraging girls to get out and participate in spots. In Northern Nicaragua we help sponsor the local ladies kickball team, helping them with money for transportation to games and their end of season parties. Join us on a retreat to get a chance to high 5 the ladies after a super fun game of kickball!

Education in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica we have partnered with a local woman dedicated to assuring that all students have access to school books, even the indigenous community attending very remote schools. For each guest joining us on a retreat in Costa Rica, we fund access (purchase and delivery) to books for one student.

Art Therapy

In Southern Costa Rica we have become friends with an amazingly inspiring woman named Hadas, who owns a vegetarian cafe and surf view cabanas as her day job, and offers art classes to kids and adults to feed her passion for art. She runs an open art studio called De Colores in Pavones, Costa Rica. It is dedicated to promoting well being and deep healing through the creative process of art making. That’s a goal we can get behind! We support her efforts with donations to art supplies for the local kids.

Women’s Community Health Group

Mujeres Que Mueven is a non-profit in Northern Nicaragua that inspires and empowers women to better self-manage their health through movement, group support, and dietary awareness. Surf With Amigas is sponsoring events for women in the community like the annual nutrition challenge- which is a month-long program that’s focused on exercise, nutrition, healthy cooking, and healthy habit forming. Mujeres Que Mueven helps women lead healthier and happier lives, and we’re proud to be supporting their work. Learn more here.