Surf and Yoga

Costa Rica

RU
18 reviews
Jun 26 - Jul 3, 2021
Group size: 1 - 12
Surf and Yoga
Costa Rica

18 reviews

Jun 26 - Jul 3, 2021
Group size: 1 - 12

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Rise Up Surf
18 reviews
We are a surf and yoga retreat based in Nicaragua but offering retreats worldwide.

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CS
This was my first solo trip to Central America, and as a 23-year-old woman that speaks very little (to no) Spanish, this was the easiest trip I could have imagined. Everything was handled by the Rise Up Team, and they were very communicative throughout the whole process. I came on this trip to learn how to surf, and while I wasn't prepared for how physically tiring surfing would be, the mechanics of actually catching a wave were taught so well that I popped up on my third wave ever. Our group was phenomenal, and all of us left with new friendships and a desire to return to our Rise Up familia in the future. Thank you Melqui, Tori, and Jenna! Su made the most delicious food, and Mattie took the best photos! We love you!!!
By Caitlyn S for Rise Up Surf Retreat on 07 Oct, 2021
NB
The trip was such an amazing adventure. The surf instructors were very good and knew all of the local spots. We were usually the only ones in the water when we were surfing. The waves couldn't have been better for beginner/intermediate surfers. High tide was very early but that first wave washes away any sleepin your eyes. The food really stole the show of the week. First and second breakfast, lunch, and dinner were all so delicious. there is not a boring moment the entire week literally from sun up to sun down. The eco-lodge was very nice as well. It was quite warm even at night so the fans were a must for sleeping... Our surfing ability increased so much in just six days, I can't thank the instructors enough - they were boombastic. You guys made the trip !!!
By Nick B for Rise Up Surf Retreat on 10 Aug, 2021
Fantastic week with Rise Up in Nicaragua. Great instructors for both yoga and surf! Phil and the staff went above and beyond for my daughter’s 15th birthday with some classic Nicaraguan traditions. We had a blast!
By Brian D for Rise Up Surf Retreat on 09 Aug, 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
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