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 highlight video is from a retreat in February. Sunny skies, super blue/green water, boat trips, horseback riding, incredibly long waves. Great food, chocolate making, gorgeous sunsets, guests of all ages and abilities improving their surfing in a supportive environment with awesome new friends.
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.