Who Are The Amigas? Q&A with Grace Lee


THIS MONTH WE’RE CHATTING Q+A STYLE WITH our friend grace who has joined swa retreats with the main goal being to reconnect with herself and to make new connections with others. STAY TUNED FOR MONTHLY STORIES AND UPDATES FROM OUR GOOD FRIENDS ACROSS THE GLOBE.

Q: Think back to when you attended your first SWA retreat. Why did you book that trip? What was that first retreat experience like for you?

I had actually been researching surf retreats and was ready to reserve a spot with a different group in Dominical area.  I asked my friend, Jaime if she was interested in joining me and found that for the exact same week she had already reserved with SWA – so she suggested I tag along with her! Best decision ever!

Q: Now that you’ve been on several SWA retreats, what keeps you coming back?

Holly and her wonderful staff, the awesome women I have met, the great knowledge shared in the clinics/lectures, feeling of community and FUN times! I had lost my connection to surfing for a few years with life happening… the goal for the Costa Rica retreat was to reconnect, which definitely happened. I wasn’t even half way through Costa Rica retreat yet and booked Morocco! The Morocco holistic retreat that I joined took that further and I’m finally feeling like ME again… it’s been a long time and it feels great!

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New Year, New Location!

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Surf With Amigas is expanding further into Central America. It started with Nicaragua, then we added El Salvador, Costa Rica, and now Panama!

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Keeping with our mission to seek out remote, uncrowded waves, with a small hotel within walking distance of a fun surf spot, we’re adding a Pacific Coast Panama location. Join us for our very first retreat in this new spot July 4-11, 2015.

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sansara 1 sansara 2sansara viewsansara roomWe met an awesome Amiga from Panama on a retreat in El Salvador last year and she clued us in on a hidden gem in Southern Panama. We’ll go visit her spot and have her show us all the best waves and activities. This retreat is for advanced beginners and Intermediate surfers only! Expect to surf multiple spots during the week including a fun beach break out front of where we’ll stay, a couple of awesome right point breaks, and other beach breaks just a few minutes down the road.screen_shot_2012-09-12_at_9.53.40_am_0playa_cambutalscreen_shot_2012-09-12_at_8.15.23_am_0We will also do yoga! The brand new yoga studio faces the Pacific Ocean and is fully stocked with mats, straps, bolsters, blankets, handcrafted wooden blocks, sound system and tropical hardwood floors.

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Beyond surfing world-class waves, practicing yoga over the ocean, we will have other exciting activities!

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Where we’ll stay and what’s included:

• Accommodations in an inviting beachfront Cabana at the brand new Sansara Resort

• Daily surf guidance, in water coaching, and post-session video analysis by Jackie, Michelle, and Amira.

• Daily yoga classes to relax and inspire you in the gorgeous ocean view studio with Carly

• Surfboard rental

• Wi-Fi internet access

• All delicious meals

• 2 way transfer from Panama City to the resort

• All the awesome adventures that you’ve come to expect from Surf With Amigas

Travel Info coming soon…

Email [email protected] for booking info and whatever questions you have!

swa el sal staff

all photos: Sansara Resort- Michael Phillips