We just pulled this tutorial out of the archive to re-share a yoga-inspired duck dive sequence that is easy to do at home! Many of the same muscles engaged during a duck dive are also engaged during a simple vinyasa flow.
This simple yoga exercise aims to address three parts of the duck dive:
Add this sequence to your daily practice to help commit these duck dive movements into muscle memory, so that once you hit the water to surf your duck dive will feel natural and strong.
One of our newest surf instructors, Florida grom Jazmine Dean, just spent her first season working retreats and adventuring with the Surf With Amigas crew down in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. She created this super rad little surf film and just released it last week! Enjoy the film and a note from Jaz below-
Surf with amigas x Jazmine
My life changed in the season I spent down here as a first time Surf With Amigas instructor just as much as Amigas often say their lives change during retreats. I’m currently still down in Southern Costa Rica and I’ve spent more consecutive months living here than I have spent living in any other foreign country before. I spend my free days in-between retreats almost the same as I spend my, “work”, days during retreats, and most of my closest friends down here were formed through the connections and roots that SWA has created here in the local community.
This film barely scratches the surface of how this life has reconnected me to my roots as a soul surfer and the good times had. I understand surfing and have for a long time, but these retreats are just as much about personal growth as they are about surfing a wave, and for that, I thank the guests, our Amigas, so much.
I’m most grateful of all for the women I’ve met through the retreats and I took a little from each person I spent time with. It’s possible that some of you reading this were on some of the retreats I worked at and maybe even appear in a scene or two! Anyways, please enjoy the film and thanks for watching.
This week was one of our co-ed adventures. We had three couples and a trio of ladies join us for some long waves, awesome food, jungle hikes, and lots of surf improvement. One of the guys (yellow hat) scored the best wave of his life on the trip after years of surfing. We’ve got a couple of new young shredding surf instructors who were putting their skills on display in between helping the guests get the best waves of their lives. Super fun!
If you’re thinking of a warm water escape after the holidays to reconnect and unwind, we do have a few spots left in January at our Southern Costa Rican location. Here’s a little highlight video from a January retreat last year to get you fired up!
Continuing to add new locations to our offering, this is a highlight video of our first ever retreat in Morocco. The ladies scored really fun user-friendly but also performance right hand waves and explored the culture of Morocco.