I occasionally receive a message from a guest asking to be able to ride a “fiberglass board” on their retreat as opposed to an epoxy board. The question always makes me grimace. Unless the board is made from some unusual material like carbon fiber, ALL surfboards are wrapped in fiberglass. I think what the guest is actually wanting is to not ride a “pop-out” board – as in the mass-produced SurfTech or NSP variety. The actual choice is polyurethane vs epoxy (or EPS). To understand some of the principle differences see below… [Read more…]
This group started out as a bunch of beginners and all learned to surf by the end of the week. A few of them really stepped it up in the bigger surf and scored some impressive rides at the point when the swell was pumping. Of course all of the awesome Surf With Amigas activities also went down like volcano boarding, sunsets on the beach with new friends, and kickball with the local ladies of the Nicaraguan community.
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July is always a great time of year to join us in Nicaragua. We sometimes get some bigger swells that allow the Amigas to really push their surfing, but no matter what there are always cute waves on the inside as well. This week we had an awesome group and galloped down the beach on horses, learned better paddle technique in the pool, how to duckdive and turtle roll, and gave some skateboards to a group of local kids.
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Our second retreat of the rainy season was an awesome one with some cloudy skies keeping us cool and sun protected, we had really great waves and an awesome group. With a couple of more advanced shortboarders on the retreat Holly was able to take them off to a more advanced break one day to work on surfing bigger more powerful waves. We also took the group for a party night out in Leon featuring the delicious food of @cooksurflove.
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We had a great week of really good waves in Southern Nicaragua. Surf surf surf and more surf, plus things that weren’t captured like yoga, horseback riding, ziplining, and boat trips. Click to watch the video!
We do still have a couple spots left at this location for July 22-29 and July 29-Aug 5th. Come play!
Southern Nicaragua is holding with cute waves for all ability levels. This week we had a mix of levels including some shredders. The beginners surfed out front and the shredders explored some other reefs nearby. Ziplining is always an awesome experience too. Super fun week of Amigas shredding!
We still have a few spots available in South Nica July 22-29 and July 29-Aug 5th if you’re ready for your warm water surfing escape!
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Our first retreat of the green season series was so fun. We had a couple of mother/daughter pairs, some beginners and a few advanced surfers. Great waves, volcano boarding, kickball with the local community and tons of fun as usual.
A few years ago we took a trip to Panama and stumbled upon this hidden gem of a beachbreak with super user friendly and also really awesome waves and a little hotel right in front. This is our third year back the guests had an amazing adventure including surf, tide pool antics, SUP exploration, and some great fishing. Combine that with good friends and great food and you’ve got a typical Surf With Amigas surf yoga retreat adventure.
Even though conditions weren’t perfect, we still found sick waves and had a blast! An early season rain storm brought cloudy skies but that helped to keep the ladies from getting sunburned! Super awesome waves and even some great fishing were scored by the girls.
You may have already seen this video, but if not, you should take a moment and watch it right now. I watched it twice in a row and found it pretty hilarious. It’s also something to help make you feel good about your body, as opposed to all the perfectly posed and often airbrushed images of girls with surfboards that you see on social media. It’s even a departure from the perfectly toned and ridiculously fit pro surfer girls who have all day long to train themselves into bikini shape, despite the fact that Lauren Hill is also a pro surfer. Being a woman in a bikini is not easy! If you feel that way as well, here’s some validation.
After watching that video I was inspired to learn more about the creator. If you feel the same, see the video below: