Featured Trips

Past Trips

Deposit for Feb 20-27
Deposit for Feb 20-27
Nicaragua, Playa Nauhalapa
20 Feb, 2021
Deposit for Retreat March 13-20
Deposit for Retreat March 13-20
Playa Nauhalapa, Nicaragua
13 Mar, 2021


The best waves I've ever surfed - I wasn't sure how much I could improve my surfing in one week (I've been surfing for a year 2-3 times a week in LA), but Phil and Corina's team (Matt, Aaron, Lance, Wilmer) pushed me out of my comfort zone and into waves I would have been too scared to surf without them (6-8ft walls in Pan Dulce - amazing!!!!!!). It's amazing what little things you learn in the water next to expert surfers. Getting a ride all the way from the far end of a point to the beach (like almost a minute ride, seriously) is enough to get anyone stoke as well. The food, logistics, transportation, nature (monkeys every day, just hanging out in the trees above!), boards (some great longboards!), and waves made this an unforgettable experience. If you happen to be debating whether it's worth it, believe me, it is!!! To note, I was neither the most advanced (duh) or most beginner surfer there - there were a couple of surfers who were brand new who were incredibly good for the time they had spent by the end. Thanks so much Rise Up!!!
By Matthew M for Rise Up Surf Retreat on 29 Jul, 2021
I've stayed with Rise Up four times already, throughout Nicaragua, Guatemala and now Costa Rica. And it has been memorable and inspiring every single time! Aside from the amazing surf coaching, yoga and land adventures, Rise Up creates an environment that makes you feel welcome and a part of the family. I always come alone and leave with more friends every single time. LOL
By Genesis G for Rise Up Surf Retreat on 21 Jul, 2021
Loved this trip. would do it again for sure. it was just a little rustic! food was great, the people were wonderful. loved the yoga and the surfing!!!
By Nancy P for Rise Up Surf Retreat Costa Rica on 14 Jul, 2021