SURFPROGRESSION RETREATS 2018


 
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COME PERFECT YOUR POP-UP AND LEARN TO TURN AT OUR 7 DAY ALL INCLUSIVE SURF RETREAT DESIGNED TO HELP YOU PROGRESS YOUR SURFING WHILE ON VACATION

Explore a new location with us! This August we will be visiting the Guanacaste of Costa Rica. Our home will be on Playa Grande. It's a stunning, multi mile long beach and home of a turtle reserve. There are peaks all up and down the beach so we can find our own spot for the day and enjoy a lot waves. This all inclusive surf retreat will improve your surfing level through daily surf coaching and video analysis. We will wind down the days with yoga sessions to relax and restore your muscles after your long ocean sessions, bringing you back into balance.  The goal is to have fun, laugh a lot and improve your surfing ability with high level coaching throughout the week.  Through yoga practices, daily surf trips to the best breaks in the area with video during each session and sumptuous and nourishing vegetarian and seafood fare, we encourage you to just ‘be’.

 

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST GUESTS

 
 RETREAT GUEST CAT FROM VENTURA  My name is Cat Darst. I'm 40 years old and I live in Ventura, CA. I started surfing 10 years ago and spent 6 of those years playing around on a longboard and funshapes. About four years ago, I took a trip to Costa Rica and got pounded at a beach break and decided that I wanted to learn to surf something smaller and more maneuverable, like a fish. This was a great decision, but I've been shocked by how hard it has been to really learn to ride a little board well. I went on a Papaya Wellness surf retreat in southern Nicaragua one year ago and learned a ton from Chapin. Three things stand out for me from that experience. First, Chapin was consistently supportive. His energy in the water made me feel relaxed and comfortable in surf that was bigger than I was used to. Second, his technique recommendations to get my back foot back and to shift my weight between my feet has been revolutionary in my surfing. I still don't always execute these skills every wave, but I can recognize what I need to do and when it comes together it's amazing. Third, Chapin suggested that I work to simply catch more waves, surf more. We all know we need to do this, but Chapin's helpful and encouraging way of recommending this put a different spin on it. I've watch my progression video many times in the year since I was coached by Chapin and it helps to remind me what I need to keep working on and how far I've come. If you want to learn some surfing skills that are guaranteed to challenge you and improve your surfing, I highly recommend getting coaching with Chapin. It was a great week!

RETREAT GUEST CAT FROM VENTURA

My name is Cat Darst. I'm 40 years old and I live in Ventura, CA. I started surfing 10 years ago and spent 6 of those years playing around on a longboard and funshapes. About four years ago, I took a trip to Costa Rica and got pounded at a beach break and decided that I wanted to learn to surf something smaller and more maneuverable, like a fish. This was a great decision, but I've been shocked by how hard it has been to really learn to ride a little board well. I went on a Papaya Wellness surf retreat in southern Nicaragua one year ago and learned a ton from Chapin. Three things stand out for me from that experience. First, Chapin was consistently supportive. His energy in the water made me feel relaxed and comfortable in surf that was bigger than I was used to. Second, his technique recommendations to get my back foot back and to shift my weight between my feet has been revolutionary in my surfing. I still don't always execute these skills every wave, but I can recognize what I need to do and when it comes together it's amazing. Third, Chapin suggested that I work to simply catch more waves, surf more. We all know we need to do this, but Chapin's helpful and encouraging way of recommending this put a different spin on it. I've watch my progression video many times in the year since I was coached by Chapin and it helps to remind me what I need to keep working on and how far I've come. If you want to learn some surfing skills that are guaranteed to challenge you and improve your surfing, I highly recommend getting coaching with Chapin. It was a great week!

 RETREAT GUEST CRISSY FROM CALIFORNIA  Hey there! My name is Crissy and I live in Venice, CA where I've been surfing for about 12 years. When I met Chapin I had been coasting the line between beginner/ intermediate level for a few years and wanted to step up my game.  My goal was to get comfortable in bigger waves and confident riding backside.   Chapin helped me improve all that and more!  From the first day he gave detailed feedback about wave assessment, paddling, pop-up and stance. He pushed me to go all out every session. It's amazing that the slightest tweaks made huge impact and those changes keep me getting better to this day.   I still go back to videos from that week to review corrections and see my progress. Today my surfing is solidly at the intermediate level and moving into advanced.   This picture is from my last session just after riding a beautiful 8ft bomb! I still smile just thinking about it ;-)   

RETREAT GUEST CRISSY FROM CALIFORNIA

Hey there! My name is Crissy and I live in Venice, CA where I've been surfing for about 12 years. When I met Chapin I had been coasting the line between beginner/ intermediate level for a few years and wanted to step up my game.  My goal was to get comfortable in bigger waves and confident riding backside. 

Chapin helped me improve all that and more!  From the first day he gave detailed feedback about wave assessment, paddling, pop-up and stance. He pushed me to go all out every session. It's amazing that the slightest tweaks made huge impact and those changes keep me getting better to this day. 

I still go back to videos from that week to review corrections and see my progress. Today my surfing is solidly at the intermediate level and moving into advanced. 

This picture is from my last session just after riding a beautiful 8ft bomb! I still smile just thinking about it ;-)

 

 
 

 

WHO'S IT FOR?

SURFPROGRESSTION RETREATS ARE GREAT FOR INTERMEDIATE AND BEGINNER SURFERS. WE ALSO HOST ADVANCED SURFERS AS WHOLE GROUPS SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INQUIRE ABOUT OUR SERVICE IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN PROGRESSING.  

 
 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Group Airport Shuttle from Liberia 

 6 Nights accommodation in a hotel just steps away from the beach and wave. All rooms have a/c and ensuite bathrooms, private pool. Hotel has wifi 

 3 Nutritionally balanced seafood and vegetarian option meals daily

 

Fresh fruit smoothies and juice, local fair trade coffee and filtered water

2 Daily surf lessons with one on one coaching (option for a third surf at our local break right out front)

High level surf coaching to meet you at your current ability and help you get to the next level

 

Video analysis. We will video each surf session and Chapin will analyze your video with you daily. 

A custom coaching video to take home- a highlight reel of your waves and the main pointers you can focus on to excel your surfing! 

Daily Yoga led by Carly, to relax and restore your muscles. 

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

Tipping for on site staff and services (a standard tip in the area is 10%)

Massage available onsite


 

HOW TO BOOK A RETREAT AND WHAT IS THE PRICE?

SURFPROGRESSION RETREATS ARE CO-HOSTED WITH THE DYNAMIC LADIES OF PAPAYA WELLNESS CARLY AND INDIA. THE LADIES AND I HAVE WORKED TOGETHER FOR MANY YEARS AND NOT ONLY ARE THEY BOTH CERTIFIED YOGA/FITNESS INSTRUCTORS THEY BOTH RIP AT SURFING. CARLY WILL HANDLE YOUR BOOKING PROCESS BUT WE ARE ALL AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. CLICK THE DATE BELOW THAT BEST FITS YOUR SCHEDULE.

SINGLE OCCUPANCY PRIVATE ROOM/  $1,900 USD/PERSON

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY/  $1,750 USD/PERSON