Click for the tube rides, stay for the wipeouts. Our twice yearly advanced tube riding retreat is always one of the most entertaining of the year, full of guests who are ready to charge and push their levels which results in awesome rides and spectacular wipeouts. Check it out!
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.”
We hosted an advanced shortboard retreat in North Nicaragua with the goal of teaching our guests how to get tubed. You will see a couple of long boarders as well who wanted to come and join in the fun without the pressure of getting tubed. This is the highlight video of the week with everyone included!
There are waves for everyone in North Nicaragua and we scored an awesome swell and conditions all week. So much fun! Be sure to watch til the end to enjoy the hilarious wipeout reel!
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!
Surf With Amigas is all about women’s empowerment, overcoming fear, supporting each other, and doing good. We discovered a sister organization with the same goals in the Groundswell Community Project and are teaming up to host a retreat in Northern Nicaragua the week of Oct 26-Nov 2 2019.
Groundswell Community Project Surf & Service Retreat
This retreat includes the intention is to provide a safe and brave space to dive deeper into self love, sea love, and surf-sisterhood together. Our time together will flow with daily meditation, yoga, environmental conservation and local community engagement projects, and of course…. opportunities to surf and explore the beauty that Nicaragua has to offer!
Our hope is that you not only have the most epic surfsister surf trip of your life, but also dive deeper into self love, sea love, and community through an enriched surf therapy experience in the warm water waves of Nicaragua.
The Retreat Experience
This retreat will be focused on surfing and yoga as always, however it will have a larger service component than our normal retreats with daily opportunities to connect to the local community and a focus on self-knowledge and growth.
Starting at $1500
Two way airport shuttle between resort and Managua International Airport (provided you arrive and depart on the designated days/times)
7 nights accommodation in shared cabana (available for 2-4 guests per cabana)
4 deliciously healthy fresh meals per day (early morning cold breakfast, hot brunch, lunch, and dinner, plus dessert)
PLEASE CONTACT HOLLY@SURFWITHAMIGAS.COM FOR ANY QUESTIONS
What is a Surf Therapy Retreat?
Surf Therapy sessions are facilitated by licensed trauma informed therapists and surf coaches that hold intentional safe and brave space to invite your body, mind, and heart to join you in the process and adventure of surfing. Mother Ocean is a powerful therapy room! Be open and ready to see what waves of wisdom she has instore for you!