Growing up near the mountains of East Tennessee, I’m a complete sucker for adventure and trying new things. When I stumbled upon Holly’s blog and discovered her surf retreats, I knew immediately that it was an adventure I had to go on. Flash forward a couple of years, I had finally saved up enough money and found the wait was totally worth it!
A virtual beginner at surfing, Holly and her team of coaches instructed me so well, giving me such awesome feedback and making the experience fun rather than stressful, and by day two I was able to seriously enjoy the ocean, its waves and what can be done on a surfboard in the middle of it all.
The whole week felt so relaxed and easy; meeting incredible women, eating fresh and delicious food prepared by local hands and experiencing the beauty and adventure of Nicaragua at El Coco Loco resort. When I returned home, friends and family commented that I seemed more alive and present than I had before the trip. To me, that alone was worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surf With Amigas is Nicaragua's only women's surf and yoga retreat where women can come together as group of amigas and learn to surf or improve their surfing under the guidance of a professional surfer, namely Holly Beck. Holly was on the world tour for years until deciding a few years ago that she wanted to settle down in Nicaragua and share the surf stoke with other amigas. Along with her amazing staff and awesome beachfront resort in northern Nicaragua, Holly has created a unique experience that many women have called the best of their lives. What sets Surf With Amigas apart from other women's surf retreats you might encounter? 1) Holly's surf-coaching, both in the water and with daily video-captured sessions and slow motion analysis of all your waves; 2)the uncrowded waves of northern Nicaragua- we have spots to ourselves unlike southern Nica; 3) our beachfront resort is awesome! Come find out for yourself! ... more less